Seems like Japan has all the cool stuff when it comes to cars. Take Honda's latest little wonder, its S660 Trad Leather Edition for starters. Like its model name which almost sounds like an early version of a ballistic projectile, the nifty four-wheeler is as sleek as a cruise missile, something that would come in handy, given the havoc being brewed up on the mainland immediately west of the country.
And like most things Japanese, this Honda is super compact, meaning it won't hog the road like most sporty behemoths on this side of the Pacific, but still stands out as an oddity when it comes to luxury vehicles. It sure doesn't have the look of a muscle car, to be sure. If anything, the grille and positioning of the headlights bear more of a frumpy likeness of a Volkswagen Beetle, but this thing has relatively a lot more power to spare. ion is a testament to the fact that cars don’t have to be big to be classy.
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Honda, no stranger to rolling quirky cars, created the S660 back in 2015 with the goal of creating the notion of generating a great deal of fun once a customer got behind the wheel, according to Jalopnik. For Sunday drivers hankering for a Sunday day trip, it comes across as boasting an auspicious experience.
But for those wanting to put a bit more zest into hitting the open road, the S660 also comes with a special edition that includes a six-speed manual transmission with paddle shifting. Yep, just like those big boys on the F1 and Indy circuits.
However, it's not likely the S660 is about to blow the doors off their larger sporty cousins, as it generates 64 horsepower courtesy of a turbocharged 660cc engine. That said, it's been touted as a dream to sit in, thanks to a black and tan interior most find comfortable and classy.
Sadly, automotive safety laws dictate that Japanese imports aren't legal in the U.S. until those models have been actively built and driven for 25 years in their home country. For now, car fans will have to observe these things from a distance, mostly online. But for those in Japan willing to shell out for the new S660 be prepared to part with about 2.3 million Yen, or just more than $20,000 U.S.