According to speculations, the S660 concept car, which was shown in 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, should finally enter the serial production. After years of waiting we are finally going to see a spiritual successor of legendary Honda Beat, which was hugely popular during 90’s. This also means that Mazda MX-5, which was pretty much undisputed in this segment, will finally get some car to compete. According to information we have, new roadster should come as 2016 Honda S660 and, just it was case with Beat, it will be produced in Yokkaichi plant.
2016 Honda S660 redesign
Since this model is some kind of Beat’s successor, it is easy to guess what kind of a car will be 2016 Honda S660. It will be based on EV-STER concept car, which means that we should expect very futuristic outside look. This two-seater will have excellent performances, mostly because of its weight. The 2016 S660 not only that look futuristic, but it is also full of latest technology achievements such as use of extra lightweight materials.
2016 Honda S660 engine
During all these years, Honda considered many options when it is about engine. It was even planned new roadster to get some mid-range engine. However, it was decided that new model will be powered with small one, just like Beat was. The name speaks for itself. The 2016 Honda S660 will be powered with small 3-cylinder 660 cc engine, which produces 64 horses. This may sound strange, but this modest amount of power is definitely more than enough. Thanks to its lightweight construction, this small roadster goes from 0 to 60 in 9 seconds, while top speed is expected to be around 135 mph. The 2016 S660 will be not only quick, but also with excellent handling, so you will get a real sports car in a small pack.
2016 Honda S660 release date, price and competition
Although it is still unknown will this mini roadster will even go into serial productions, some enthusiasts predict that it will come in late 2015 as 2016 Honda S660. Price is expected to be somewhere around 25.000 dollars, while the main competitor will be Mazda MX-5.