First announced at the end of last year, the Honda S660 Neo Classic Racer is on display at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon. Based on the mid-engined Honda S660, the Neo Classic Racer concept is a development of the Neo Classic styling pack introduced for the kei-class two-door car earlier in 2018.
In place of the thoroughly modern style of the S660 goes a retro-inspired look courtesy of the more curvaceous body panels as well as round headlamps and tail lamps. The former is designed to ape the taped headlamps of classic race cars, while the latter now comprises circular LED units. Up top, the S660’s fabric roof has been replaced with a rigid item.
The front end is adorned with a bumper which includes a wire-mesh grille that has more air intakes, whilst integrating a more protruding front splitter at its lower edge. Both front and rear wheels are housed within wider, flared wheel arches which feature exposed rivets, while the rear deck lid terminates with a ducktail spoiler.
Like at the front, the rear bumper also adopts a very large wire-mesh insert, and here the exhaust outlets have been relocated to the centre and level with the car’s tail lamps in a further nod to racing. Further exterior features include fender-mounted side mirrors and leather clasp fasteners for the front bonnet.
Rolling stock is comprised of 17-inch Work Meister forged alloy wheels, mounted with Toyo Proxes 888R tyres. Stopping power features slotted brake discs with Endless brake calipers for the front axle.
Onwards to the interior, the retro theme continues with a leather-wrapped Momo California three-spoke steering wheel and an aluminium gear lever knob. Seating is one classic-styled Bride unit without headrest, with a two-point seatbelt layout, and the cabin also has a roll-cage in place. The S660 Neo Classic Racer concept is a strict single-seater.
Mechanical details for the S660 Neo Classic Racer concept was omitted, however the standard S660 is powered by a three-cylinder, turbocharged 660 cc petrol engine with 64 hp and 104 Nm of torque, sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission.