The S660 compact roadster features a design based on the 2011 EV Ster Concept and could preview a production model set to be launched in Japan within 2014.
Compared to the 2011 EV STER Concept, the S660 maintains the main design features, leaving out all the distinctive trims and details typical of show cars: from the blueish LED accents to the chromed contours and the carbon-fiber roll-bars.
The interior, while more conventional than the original futuritic cockpit of the EV STER, is still quite original and high-tech oriented, with a steering wheel featuring flat tops and bottom and extensive use of carbon fiber trims.
Beyond the aesthetic changes, the new S660 will not be powered by an electric drivetrain like the concept, but will adopt a small-displacement three-cylinder turbocharged engine of just 660 cubic centimeters, coupled with a CVT transmission and a rear wheel drive system. The projected weight is under 2,000 pounds / 907 kg.
Honda at Tokyo 2013
Another highlight of Honda’s stand will be the UNI-CUB personal mobility device and the world premiere of the N-WGN, the fourth model of the N Series of mini-vehicles.
Also on display will be a number of mass-production models, including the all-new Accord Plug-in Hybrid and the Fit equipped with Earth Dreams Technology.
In the motorcycle area several planned production models will be exhibited, including the Cross Cub Custom Concept and the DUNK Custom Concept, a new style 50cc scooter made for the Japanese market, equipped with a newly-developed liquid-cooled engine.
Further highlights on the Honda stand will include:
- RA271 – Honda’s first F1 machine raced in the Formula One World Championship in 1964.
- MC-β – A micro-sized short distance EV commuter which will be used in field tests jointly with local governments. The model will be exhibited at the SMART MOBILITY CITY 2013.
- Sports 360 -The first automobile Honda showed to the public in 1962. Based on this small sports model the S500- Honda’s first sports car- S600 and S800 were then mass-produced. It can be said that this model is the starting point of Honda’s automobile business (replica model).
- Super Cub C100 -The first model of The Super Cub 50 produced in 1959