Honda updated its “Accord for the sky” HondaJet this week, adding a red S to the Elite moniker. It’s improved with new safety/communications tech and an increased maximum takeoff weight of 200 pounds over the previous version, which it replaces. That means you can either fly 138 miles farther, take another passenger, or add more stuff. It’s like the Honda SUV of HondaJets.
The HondaJet Elite S gets three new exclusive color options: Gunmetal, Luxe Gold and Deep Sea Blue. The Elite S gets a new logo, with the S in bold red. Honda says buyers can option more customization as well.
The twin-engine, 4,100-lb-ft of uninstalled thrust jet can hold 7 or 8 passengers including one or two crew. Its top cruising speed is a 486 mph (422 knots) and it can go about 1,650 miles on a full tank of jet fuel. Its service ceiling is 43,000 feet.