Report: Honda working on compact roadster that fuses Beat and S2000

2009 Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition

The recently killed Honda S2000 and the Honda Beat 600cc minicar of 1991 may make a comeback… mixed into one model. Sources say that Honda is working on ‘molding’ the two models together to create a sport roadster. The model will be built on a modified Honda Fit model and will get a rear mid-engined layout.

Whether the ‘mid-engine’ layout means hybrid or a full electric-vehicle is still unclear. The model is seen as a competitor to Toyota’s upcoming plans to produce a car based on the Toyota GRMN Sports Hybrid Concept. Of course, we hope that the model is a true 4-cylinder turbo, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Insiders say that the car is currently in the planning phase and may not be on the road before 2014.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Motor Trend