Do you know what a Kei car is? Well, for those who don’t, it is a particularly clever solution to a big problem in Japan. Congestion in the land of the rising sun is a real issue and so larger cars are taxed and regulated quite strictly due to the amount of space they take up. Enter the Kie car. These pint sized vehicles must be less than 1.49 metres wide and 3.4 metres long as well as have an engine with 660cc or below. This innovative solution results in some fantastic engineering involving turbos, to ensure these machine have enough power, and the latest tech to appeal to buyers. The Honda S660 Concept is one funky pocket sized sports car.
One famous Kie car that made it to the UK was the Daihatsu Copen, something that we are told is set to make a return soon. Honda’s new concept car is just that for now, a concept, but it does look like a rather enticing package. Full details on the car will not be released until the Tokyo motor show but it is clear to see from these images that the up and coming NSX has influenced the clean design of the S660.