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I sure hope Honda brings the S660 to the US, especially if they bump it to 1000cc 2015 Honda S660 Mid-Engine Roadster First Drive ? Review ? Car and Driver
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Damn that is cool !!! Wonder if I could get in to it ????
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That would be sweet! Unfortunately, it would cost too much to meet federal regs - you almost have to design a car with the US market in mind to make it cost-effective, and the Kei segment is strictly JDM.

OTOH, the first-year Beat is just old enough to import without having to jump through any hoops - no import restrictions at all on cars at least 25 years old. Find a clean '91 and bring it over. Mid-engine, RWD, light, hoonable. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Beat

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That would be sweet! Unfortunately, it would cost too much to meet federal regs - you almost have to design a car with the US market in mind to make it cost-effective, and the Kei segment is strictly JDM.

OTOH, the first-year Beat is just old enough to import without having to jump through any hoops - no import restrictions at all on cars at least 25 years old. Find a clean '91 and bring it over. Mid-engine, RWD, light, hoonable. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honda_Beat
but... "1.0-liter turbo rumored to pump out more than 125 horsepower—and that it’s earmarked for the United States."
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If they're designing it with the US market in mind, then that makes it more likely they'll give it a go. 125 HP would put it a shade under 15 lbs per HP, slightly better than the current Miata (which is a shade above 15 lbs/HP). For comparison, the V6 Mustang & Camaro are both about 11.5; FoST is about 12.8; GTI is about 14.2.

At less than 1900 lbs with the MT (830 kg with the 660 cc engine), it should be hella fun to toss.

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Fabulous grocery getter and night time mall lot toy

---------- Post added 05-07-2016 at 04:40 PM ----------

After seeing what they think it's worth...
Honda S1000 is go - motoring.com.au
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