Honda recently whips out a new feature for the S660 Bruno Leather Edition. Any guesses? Well, it’s going to be an iPhone app that goes by the name Rev Beat. Rev Beat rates the driver’s shifting proficiency whether it’s horrible, just okay or exceptional while also keeping record of the scores. Isn’t that neat? The new app also lets people know how good they are behind the wheel by allowing them to share the results on Twitter.
Sad to say, Honda hasn’t made this cute tiny roadster available in many markets other than Japan. The S660 was first introduced in 2013 but it only came into production two years later. It is quite disappointing for the majority especially after the Japanese automaker has just come out with this gorgeous brown leather edition with an iPhone app feature.
As standard, the Honda S660 Bruno Leather Edition comes in Velvet Maroon Metallic paint but you can also have it painted in Metallic Gray or in Pearl White. Either way, the Jazz Brown leather interior will certainly look good on any of these colors. Add to that, Honda will only make 800 examples of the S660 Bruno Leather special edition which will either come with a CVT paddle shifter or a 6-speed manual.
The S660 is Honda’s follow up to the very compact Beat roadster of the 90s. That means, the S660 also comes with a mid-engine layout along with a 660cc 3-cylinder turbo. Another interesting fact is that the same roadster started out as a product of an in-house competition several years ago. The contest involved about 400 engineers who each proposed new design ideas to the company. This is how S660 caught the eye of the judges which eventually led to its production.
To begin with, Honda made its mid-engine rear wheel drive chassis using an all-aluminum steel structure. Weighing only 1830lbs, the S660 houses the same 3-cylinder turbo engine as those on Japan’s famous N-Box kei car. The engineers however modified its turbo geometry for it to deliver better acceleration as well as to improve its torque response. Also equipped with the brand’s “Agine Handling Assist”, the S660 comes with a special 16-inch Yokohama Advan Neova tyres for optimum traction.
With this new special edition model plus new iPhone app, we’re hoping Honda will have more little surprises along the way. Also, it would be a good idea to see more of this li’l roadster in other parts of the world, don’t you think?