Honda has officially unveiled the S660 Roadster. The kei car is slated to go on sale this Thursday and will be available in a special edition limited to 660 units. The kei car will feature a Premium Star White Pearl body paint. It also gets leather-wrapped two-tone seats.
The limited-run model is actually a follow-up to the S660 Concept which made its first appearance at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. The white body is combined with a Bordeaux red roll-top and two-tone black & white side mirrors. It also boasts a water-repellent body coating called “Ultra Glass Coating NEO” also applied onto the door windows.
The unsymmetrical-colored seats have red stitching also seen on the leather-covered steering wheel and the shift knob for the model equipped with a six-speed manual. There’s also an individually numbered plate, City Brake Active system and a center display.
The S660 Roadster is powered by a 660cc three-cylinder turbo mill cranking out 63 bhp that is channeled to the rear wheels through either a newly developed six-speed manual gearbox or an optional seven-speed CVT. According to Honda, the model has a low center of gravity and a 45:55 weight distribution providing “excellent cornering performance.” The S660 also features an Agile Handling Assist electronic control system which uses brake torque to apply control in accordance with the movement of the vehicle body, thereby making cornering easier.
The company also claims that the S660 roadster will sound like a typical sports car, with the aid of sound tuning techniques applied to the breathing and exhaust sounds of the engine.
The Concept Edition will be kitted with features from the pre-production study, such as the Bordeaux red roll-top, two-tone side mirrors, exhaust pipe finisher with exclusive coating, water-repellent body coating “Ultra Glass Coating NEO” and interior tweaks.