Seven Rear-wheel-drive Cars Honda Ever Built
In the automotive world today, rear-wheel-drive cars with affordable price tag are rare. It is even more rare when it comes to Honda badge. Over the years, Honda only built 7 notable rear-wheel-drive cars which are the Honda Beat, Honda S660, Honda HSV-010 GT, Honda Passport, Honda S2000, Honda S600 and Honda Vamos. Compared to the list of rear-wheel-drive Toyota cars, the number of rear-wheel-drive cars with Honda badge is approximately 10% of rear-wheel-drive cars with Toyota decal. Let’s see what are the models and who knows you might be lucky to buy one in your town.
7 Notable Rear-wheel-drive Honda Cars
1. Honda Beat
Honda Beat is a mid-engined, rear wheel drive roadster produced by Honda from May 1991 to February 1996. This little car only has two seats. It is a limited production car and only 33,600 units ever made. Under the hood, it features a 656 cc engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission pumping 63 bhp at 8100 rpm. The successor of the Honda Beat is Honda S660.
2. Honda S660
Honda S660 is the successor of Honda Beat. It is a two-seater sports car manufactured from 2015 until present day. The curb weight is approximately 830kg to 850kg. This Kei car is powered by a 660 cc motor producing 63 hp and 104 Nm of torque. Transmission wise, it is available in 6 speed manual transmission or CVT automatic transmission.
3. Honda HSV-010 GT
The HSV-010 GT is a race car built by Honda in 2010 to compete in the Super GT racing series. Although the 490 bhp HR10EG V8 engine is very attractive, nobody can buy this car and drive on the road.
4. Honda Passport
The Honda Passport was a badge engineered version of the Isuzu Rodeo. The production is from 1993 to 2002. It is a rear-wheel-drive 5-door compact SUV made in Indiana USA and sold in the United States. Honda Pilot is the successor of this car however it is no longer a rear-wheel-drive car.
5. Honda S2000
The Honda S2000 is one of the best sports cars Honda ever built. In 2003, 2005, and 2006, it was ranked number #1 in BBC Top Gear survey. In 2004, 2005 and 2007, it was on Edmunds Consumers’ Most Wanted Vehicles list. This front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive car is very popular because of its supreme handling and extraordinary power under the hood. Second generation Honda S2000 (2004-2009) is powered by a 2,157 cc engine pumping 239 hp @ 7,800 rpm and 221 Nm of torque @ 6,500 rpm. The Honda S2000 is the one you should be considering seriously if you are looking for a Honda rear wheel drive car.
6. Honda S500/S600/S800
There are only 1,363 Honda S500 (1963-1964) were made. Honda S600 (1964-1966) is the successor of Honda S500. Honda S800 (1966-1970) is the successor of Honda S600 and also the predecessor of the legendary Honda S2000.
7. Honda Vamos
The Honda Vamos is a Mini SUV produced by Honda from 1970-1973 and 1999-present. The name Vamos, is Portuguese for “Let’s go”. In 1999, the Honda Vamos was reintroduced and the production last until present day. This microvan features a 659 cc straight-3 SOHC E07Z engine. It is a rear-wheel drive car and four wheel drive is an optional. Although it is not a performance car, it remains as one of the few rear wheel drive cars ever produced by Honda.
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