Honda is allegedly working on an S2000 reboot programmed to come out in 2017. Should start at 35,000 GBP.
Honda is allegedly working on an S2000 reboot programmed to come out in 2017.
The S2000 was phased out back in 2009 and since then many rumors emerged about a potential comeback but nothing materialized. Now, British media is reporting a new generation is slated for a 2017 market launch and will sit between the S660 and NSX. At its heart will be an uprated version of the 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine taken from the upcoming Civic Type R which will develop somewhere in the region of 350 bhp (261 kW).
The same source says something about a hybrid technology developed in collaboration with the McLaren Formula 1 Team and will enable the model to perform a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in approximately 5 seconds while keeping fuel economy at around 33.3 mpg US (40 mpg UK or 7 liters / 100 km).
The 2017 Honda S2000 should have a starting price of around 35,000 GBP (59,000 USD / 42,000 EUR).