Since its retirement in year 2009, rumours have been going about speculating if the Honda S2000 will make a comeback. A British media has reported that the Japanese automaker has been working on the replacement of the highly popular S2000 and is set to return in 2017.
This all-new mid-engined sports car however will not be a convertible, as it is set to be a coupe instead. Under its hood is a modified 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine from the upcoming Honda Civic Type R. It is set to deliver 350 horsepower!
It is also reported that the new S2000 will feature some hybrid technologies developed in collaboration with the McLaren Formula 1 Team. It enables the Honda’s new sports car to perform a 0 to 100 km/h in around 5 seconds, while achieving impressive fuel consumption at 7 litres / 100km.
There is a possibility of having a simplified version of the all-wheel-drive petrol-electric system used in the upcoming NSX. Speaking of which, the new S2000 get some styling cues and resemblance from the new Honda NSX. Honda has yet to reveal official image of the new S2000, however, looking at the exclusive image posted by the British media, it is looking good.
The all-new mid-size Honda S2000 is expected to go on sale in 2017 for around £35,000.
Nope. This is the NSX. Not the new Honda S2000.