Mugen Honda S660 RA 9

What you’re looking at here is the Honda S660 Mugen RA, a special edition of Honda’s pint-sized roadster, which was announced in prototype guise during the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon back in January.

Unlike Mugen’s bolt-on parts for the S660, the RA is a lot less aggressive in terms of appearance. Exterior upgrades here include a carbon-fibre grille, ‘Mugen RA’ badging, a twin-pipe sports exhaust and lightweight forged aluminium wheels from BBS.

For the latter, they measure 15 inches at the front and 16 inches at the rear, wrapped with Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R tyres in 165/55R15 (front) and 195/45R16 (rear) sizes. Revisions to the chassis include a retuned suspension featuring adjustable Bilstein dampers.

Inside, the S660 Mugen RA gets red leather seats, a new leather steering wheel, contrast stitching, a ‘Mugen’ start button, ‘Mugen’ instrument panel, serial number plate and carbon-fibre trim pieces. A carbon-fibre gear knob is now fitted on the manual variant, while CVT versions get leather-wrapped paddle shifters instead.

If you’re expecting a bump in power, bad news. Due to Japan’s kei car class regulations that limits engine displacement to 660 cc with an output of no more than 64 PS, the S660 Mugen RA sees no change in output from its S07A 660 cc, turbocharged DOHC three-cylinder engine – 64 hp and 104 Nm.

Interested? Well, there’s a few things to take note. Firstly, the suggested retail price is 2,890,000 yen (RM107,002). Secondly, only 660 units of the Honda S660 Mugen RA will only be made. Thirdly, all of them will be exclusive to the Japanese market, with sales expected to start on October 3 later this year.