Honda S660 Special Collection TMS-14

Tokyo saw the Honda S660 continue to be trumped up, despite the fact that the car’s entire 2015 production run has already been snapped up by the hungry hordes – the 8,600 units of the kei-roadster that the automaker can build this year were accounted for by mid-year, just months after it made its market debut in Japan at the end of March.

Quite a few examples were at the show – a yellow unit took centrestage at the Honda display, and a white unit was used as a showpiece at the West Exhibtion Hall in Tokyo Big Sight to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Tokyo Motor Show , but of more interest is the unit you see here.

The S660 in question wears a Motor Show Special Collection suffix, rather loosely. The exterior is dressed in a special satin, gun-metal shade, which makes the little two-seater a scrumptious sight.

Black and white make up the thematic contrast play elements – an exterior runner strip decal is the most obvious, but the five-spoke alloys also feature the colour combination, black for the main surface area with white as rim liner. Inside, the driver’s seat also features a runner strip running along the spine.

No mention is made of the base grade vehicle, but based on the seats this should be an a-spec version, which features seating finished in a combination of leather/Luxe Suede. To recap, the mid-engined, rear-wheel drive offering is powered by a 660 cc, turbocharged DOHC three-cylinder engine with 64 hp and 104 Nm of torque, giving the little roadster a top speed of 140 km/h.

Transmission choices for the 830 kg vehicle are a six-speed manual and a CVT transmission with paddle shifters. Safety kit is made up of four airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist, Hill Start Assist, Emergency Stop Signal as standard.

Between the S660 and Daihatsu Copen, which was also at the show in its new, third outfit Cero form, which would you go for?