Honda Sticks A Retainer On The S2000, Hopes No One Will Notice It's DeadS

What do you do when you're a car company who has completely given up on your glorious sporting past, but you still want to look like you make something exciting — and you need to make a few bucks selling aftermarket products?

It's simple. You trot out a car that's been dead for three years after you've stuck a horrendous new nose on it. And that's exactly what Honda has just done at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Remember the S2000, the riotous rear-wheel-drive sportscar that used to be made by the people who now sell the Accord Crosstour? Well, it's back as the unfortunately-named S2000 Modulo Climax, all gussied up with a new silver, LED-filled retainer across its front bumper.

Motor Trend reports that the S2000 Modulo Climax sports a few other tweaks, including 10-spoke wheels, "canard-like winglets" on the trunk, big exhaust tips, and fancy stitching on the steering wheel and seats.

Now, before you start to think that Honda is bringing back the S2000 and you get all excited, please note that this isn't the case. M/T believes that the concept exists so Honda can show off some new aftermarket parts for the discontinued car. They did the same thing for a while with the NSX.

So if any of you out there have unmolested S2000s, and you've always dreamed of sticking a retainer and "canard-like winglets" on it, congratulations. Your day has arrived.

What do you think of the S2000 Modulo Climax?

Honda Sticks A Retainer On The S2000, Hopes No One Will Notice It's DeadS

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