Yes, instead of the N600’s standard 600-cc inline two-cylinder engine making less than 50 horsepower, this model is making just over 100 horsepower with its 800-cc V4 engine from a Honda VFR 800. On top of making twice the power, its 12,000-rpm redline is 3,000 rpm higher than the original N600 engine. Making it even more impressive is the fact that the car has been converted to rear-wheel drive. Honda says that the N600’s suspension has been replaced by Miata components, which has us wondering if it’s also using a Miata transmission and differential. Regardless, the car is probably a riot to drive, especially considering that an N600 weighs around 1,300 pounds.
These radical powertrain changes are hidden by a clean and classy body. Among some of the only major additions are large body-colored fender flares that have been trimmed to follow the car’s original lines. It also features modified bumpers from the 1967-1968 Chevy Camaro and some timeless Minilite-style black wheels. Chrome trim has been painted either the same color as the body or a simple black, such as with the custom side mirror. It’s a simple and tasteful design, and one that’s sure to leave people surprised when it takes off at stop lights.