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Honda Reportedly Green Lights S1000 and S660 Type R

Gerard April 23, 2015 17:17

We were really excited when we first laid our eyes on the Honda S660 kei-roadster only to find out that it will only be available in the Japanese market but that could all change.

According to motoring.com.au, Honda has given the go ahead for an S1000 variant that well be an export model and be offered in other markets outside Japan if word from Honda’s Tochigi R&D centre is to be believed.

Where the S660’s name points towards its 660cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine, the S1000 will instead by powered by a new 1.0-litre turbocharged VTEC engine. Motoring.com.au report that the S1000 will not retain its original dimensions and, being 200mm wider and 150mm longer than the S660.

Additionally, the S1000 will be fitted with wider tyres and does away with the soft top in favour of a fixed hard top. A “snorkel-type” roof air intake to cool the VTEC engine will further differentiate it from the S660.

That’s not all because a Type R version for the S660 is also reportedly in the pipeline with an expected power output of over 100hp. 

About Gerard

My first impressions of a dream car should be a ridiculous top speed with physics defying cornering capabilities, namely the Ferraris, Paganis and what not. Deep down, I just want something that makes you feel special when you drive it, expensive or not.


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