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In this country, she hardly knows one, Kei-cars! In Japanese it can be translated as “light automobile” and they are a class of miniature cars. But as small as the boxes are, the new registration statistics from Japan say that almost a third of "all" vehicles in Japan belong to this category. A fixed set of rules applies to the cars. The maximum length is 3,39 meters and the width is limited to 1,475 meters. Probably the greatest evil of the set of rules relates to the engine, which can have a maximum displacement of 660 cm³ and thus significantly limits the power. But as small as the external dimensions are, Kei cars are available in a wide variety of body shapes, such as small cars, microvans, convertibles or even off-road vehicles.
Even premium equipment is available and so has the Daihatsu Cuore (built in Japan as "Mira") On request, all-wheel drive, distance radar, ESP, DVD navigation, xenon headlights and various airbags on board. The engines currently only have 660ccm, but they are often helped on the jumps by means of a turbocharger. And the Japanese tuner now has just such a copy in the form of the Honda S660 Rowen International a complete body kit in the box and on request even sports exhaust systems and various alloy wheels. But let's start with the body kit. For the small S660, the company developed a front spoiler for the standard bumper including additional LED daytime running lights.
Also included is a dynamically designed grille that picks up on the sporty design and rounds off the front. It continues with approaches for the side skirts which have front and rear small side wings. And also the tail can not be left untouched and so they developed here a massive and particularly sporty rear diffuser with a centrally mounted sports exhaust system and a discreet spoiler lip for the top compartment. The highlight at the rear, however, is certainly the sports exhaust system in the style of the Ferrari 458 Italia which does not even bother to perform discreetly but even makes with blue burned tailpipes on thick pants.
The system is made entirely of stainless steel and absolutely high quality and so the biggest shortcoming probably only in the form of the tiny Motörchens at the other end of the system to be found. Whether this engine would ever manage to heat the tailpipes is questionable, but certainly he will not be able to provide this color on his own. Finally, you have for the S660 still diverse wheelsets in stock and we assume that wheels can be installed in the format up to a maximum of 18 inches.
There are also various lowering options available to match, and from sport springs to complete coilovers, individuality is probably limited to a financial limit. If we get even more details about the changes, there will of course, as always, be an update for this report. It is best to subscribe to our feed and if there is something new you will be informed immediately. We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures.
(Photos: Rowen International)
These are the changes to the Honda S660:
- Rowen International Bodykit (front spoiler for the standard bumper including additional LED daytime running lights, radiator grille, approaches for the side skirts with side wings, rear diffuser, spoiler lip)
- centrally mounted sports exhaust system in the style of the Ferrari 458 Italia (blue-burnt tailpipes, made of stainless steel)
- various wheelsets
- various lowering (sport springs to coilovers)
- possibly a performance increase - (chip tuning, tuning box, compressor or turbo conversion, NOS etc. - more information is not available)
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