1966 — 1970 Honda S800 Roadster — Images, Specifications and Information

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Toyota S-800

By the early sixties the name had already become world for its achievements in the production of motorcycles. Honda was a self made who started his own technical research in 1946 and became a motorcycle in 1948.

His first attempts at the wheel market were at the 1962 Tokyo Motor and consisted of the T360 and the S360. The was a small pick-up, while the was a cute two-seater spider. cars were fitted the smallest four cylinder used in a car. In spite of its size 360cc, the engine 30 bhp; comparable to the output Beetle, which had an engine times the size.

While the T version went production in 1963 (and a big seller), the S360 was developed into the S500. Originally to be powered by a 491 cc, the production versions had a 530 cc producing 44 bhp at 8000 revs. the red-line was at 9500. The body of the car the same general proportions of the S360.

The engine was based on proven technology, with a crankshaft with roller bearings and individual Keihin Carburetors. was fully independent front and Motorcycle experience was used at the where the wheels were to two swing arms, which the chains used for the final The S500 entered production in 1963 and production stopped in 1964, after just 1300 cars.

The S500 was by the similar, but larger engined Power was up to 57 bhp at 8500 revs. model became also as a fastback coupe and remained in from mid 1964 to mid 1967.In 13084 cars were including 1800 Coupes.

Toyota S-800

The final and most famous appeared in 1966, and was called pointing at the engine which now had a of 791 cc. It produced 70 bhp at a more modest rpm. Initially the chain system was maintained, but after the 1000 cars were Honda fitted a conventional axle. It was kept in place trailing arms, coil and a Panhard rod. Both versions were kept in although the roadster was by far the most one.

Exports had started with the and for the S800 a larger market was including the USA and many more countries. It proved to be a popular although its revving ability reliability) was something met first skepticism and disbelief. Those who stand the engine noise rewarded with a very and for the time relatively fast car, which also several successes in the smaller racing classes. In standard it could reach 100 miles, a 0-60 mph in just over 13

In 1970 production finally after around 11400 (both versions) had left the Honda’s first sportscar always be associated with the it produced, which varied a large vacuum cleaner in form, to a pure jet fighter in trim. Yet, its revving should be seen in comparison to the motorcycles, which, in GP-trim, ran over 22000 rpm.

Toyota S-800
Toyota S-800
Toyota S-800
Toyota S-800

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