We are big, big fans of the Honda S660 here at Top Gear. It’s as small and sweet as sports cars get, even if, with less power than a Fiat Panda, it’s not particularly quick.
Prime for some tuning, you’d think, and Honda has done so with this new Modulo X version. There’s sharper, five-way adjutable suspension. More powerful brakes. A semblance of aerodynamics in its design. Fancier lights and interior trim. It’s a more assertive, sportier roadster.
But it’s no more powerful. The dinky little S660 is designed to Japanese Kei car regulations, see, so its 660cc engine size and 47kW power output can’t be tweaked at the factory. Given it’s turbocharged, though, we’re sure you could give it a bit of a tickle once you got it home.
The Modulo X is pricey, mind, costing just shy of R280 000. That’s a stark R100 000 hike on a basic one, which is something of a bargain for a rear-driven, mid-engined roadster. And no, it’s still not coming to South Africa. Boo.