Liberty Walk, the Japan based tuning company, is back at it again. Though we are used to seeing these tuners modify high-end machines like Lamborghinis and Ferraris, this time they step out of their comfort zone and decide to create a special upgrade of a more regular car. In this case, they did their tricks on the Honda S660.
At first glance, you’ll know that the Honda has been modified by the Japanese tuners. Its exterior alone received a whole bunch of visual upgrades. To be more specific, the mini roadster received new front and rear bumpers, complemented with large side skirts for a more seamless design, with deeper front splitter and rear diffuser. A boot lip spoiler has been added along with the bolt-on fender flares that hug the deep dish alloy wheels that have been wrapped in performance stretched tires. Unfortunately, the set of wheels is not part of the package. Overall, the S660’s body is now wider and looks more masculine
There are two options of the body kit customers can choose from: one of them is priced at 648,000 yen ($5,700), while the other is a little cheaper at 475,000 yen ($4,200). Both body kits are made from FRP, and the current versions will soon be joined by two other variants. As of now, these body kits are only exclusive to the Japanese market. For those who opt for the optional Airrex air suspension for a lower ride, that will cost you an additional 580,000 yen ($5,100).
The tuners officially call this Honda S660 upgrade the SSX-660R. After the model has been tuned, it looks more muscular than it ever was. However, it continues to be powered by a 0.66 liter turbocharged DOHC three-cylinder engine that produces only 64 horsepower and 104 Newton-metres of torque, through a CVT with paddle shifters or a six-speed manual gearbox. So, think twice before you spend all your yen on the upgrade. But if all you want is a better looking car, then go for it.
If you didn’t know, Liberty Work does not want to be recognized as a company that simply does tuning or customization. Instead, their main principle is to “remodel” cars, a concept that comes from the Japanese term Koizo. The company was first established by a man named Wataru Kato.
The automotive company is keeping the fun-to-drive S660 roadster exclusive to Japan only, as a part of the special kei-car segment. Some still believe that this model is the retired S2000’s updated little brother. The standard roadster can be yours for only 1,980,000 yen ($17,500).