Transform Vehicle to Drift Racer
Despite a lack of popularity in the United States, cuddly kei cars remain an important part of Japan’s automotive industry. Recently, Daddy Motor Works, a Japanese workshop, created a unique adaptation of the Honda S660 with an engine that had almost double the displacement of the car’s original power unit.
The propulsion assembly sourced for this project is derived from a Suzuki Hayabusa, an incredible sports bike that is held in great esteem and can be found among the cool collections of customization aficionados. Boasting a 1.3l inline four-cylinder engine, the performance bump from the S660’s humble 658cc turbocharged three-cylinder engine is staggering – registering 197 horsepower and 110 lb-ft of torque.
Adhering to the manufacturer’s information, the vehicle has an approximated heft of under 900 kg (1,984 lbs). Analysts have concluded that with a more powerful drivetrain, there would be a pronounced variation in speed between it and the introductory version.
Save from implementing the Hayabusa motor change, the constructor has an agenda in motion to transform the S660 into a drifter vehicle. In order to achieve this they have outfitted the interior with a hydraulic handbrake and a sequential 6-speed changer. Additionally, they have managed to alter the camber and the turning capacity of the wheels so that it makes drifting that much more achievable. What is more, as the wheelbase is only 90 inches, the car’s maneuverability can be considered to be down right extraordinary.
Once the drivetrain was done being constructed, the artist mounted what seems to be a copy of a Porsche 550 Spyder’s shape, the absolute first model which the German car-maker had particularly created for motor racing.
Other aftermarket additions encompass an HKS suspension arrangement, pilot control, Hayabusa meters, Recaro racing seats, and Simpson harnessing.
The Honda S660 stands alongside the impressive, convertible JDM sports car the S2000. As with any Kei car, it was not provided to U.S. consumers who instead opt for sizable vehicles such as the Ford F-150. With electric vehicles gradually gaining prevalence in the market, our aspiration to get a hold of these diminutive ignited petrol cars will unfortunately remain a pipe dream.