According to a recent report, Honda has green-lighted an S2000 successor.

According to a recent report, Honda has green-lighted an S2000 successor.

Details are limited but Motoring says the model will be a coupe with a mid-mounted engine. This would be a radical departure as the previous S2000 was a front-engine roadster.

Regardless, the website says the car will use a revised version of the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that powers the Civic Type-R. It will reportedly be backed up by an electric motor which will give the model a combined output of roughly 365 bhp (272 kW). The powertrain is slated to be connected to seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power to the rear wheels.

If everything pans out, the S2000 successor will be built alongside the Acura / Honda NSX at the company's new Performance Manufacturing Center in Ohio.

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Honda S2000 successor green-lighted, will be a mid-engine coupe - report