This morning somebody decided the internet was going to talk about a revival of Honda’s dearly departed rear-drive purist sports car, the S2000. Maybe the prevailing malaise about the new NSX has Honda fans desperate for redemption but there’s no real reason to discuss this right now.
Think the trademark boxer rumble of a Subaru is all about the boxer engine layout? Listen to this Honda and think again.
Put this number in your head - 150. That's how many times the crank in this S2000 revolves at full tilt, every second. Not only is that absolutely mind-boggling, but it's a figure that can be repeated ad infinitum without the risk of breaking, because Honda. All this textbook hoonery can now be yours for a criminally…
Regular Car Reviews had a Honda S2000 about a year ago, but they couldn't stay away from this tiny roadster's happy face any longer. This love story has some potential.
Tires squeal. A cloud of dust gently rolls over the car at its point of impact. Bits of grass and dirt fling into the car. Ladies and gentlemen, the track "off." Here's over eighteen minutes of offs for your viewing enjoyment.
The great Carroll Shelby used a very simple formula to make the Cobra one of the fastest roadsters of its day...take a big engine, cram it into a small car. The Honda S2000 is one of the best handling cars to come from Japan, so I'm not sure how a Viper V10 improves the balance, but I like it.
The S2000 comes to us from a time when Honda was on top of their game. With an original specific output of 120 hp/liter and a near 9,000 RPM redline, some described this roadster as "a motorcycle with doors." This 2004 with only 25k miles can be yours for $18k.
You there! Do you sit alone all day in a darkened room, softly crying because the Honda S2000 is dead? I have great news for you! No, it's not coming back. The news isn't that good. The news is that even though Honda won't make us an S2000, you can make your own for free. Out of paper!
It looks like our deranged friend at Regular Car Reviews is back, and this time he's got his hands on a 2003 Honda S2000. Learn how it will ruin your relationship, make you obsessed with Initial D, and make you buy a Red XIII sex costume. Wait, what?
You miss the Honda S2000? Sure you do. I do too. It's not easy saying goodbye to something that special. But if you believe an unconfirmed and anonymous source at an enthusiast website, a new S2000-type roadster may be in the works at Honda. Take this with a grain of salt.
If this Craigslist posting is to be believed, a man in Holyoke, Mass is selling his Honda S2000 because the guy he snitched on is getting out of jail and the seller needs to get out of town as soon as possible.
Internets, assemble. Not one, not two, but three S2000s have been stolen in the Houston area in the past two days. There may be others — these are just the ones I know of via those who've posted about them. My advice? Hide your S2K if you're in Houston.
I try hard, dear reader, to avoid obvious answers when I pen these Future Classics stories. You don't need me to tell you that the Toyota Supra or the E46 BMW M3 are great cars. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that the Porsche 993 will be highly coveted one day. That's too easy and not much fun.
It's kind of tragic that the Mazda RX-8 and Honda S2000, two of the very best Japanese performance cars of the last decade, are no longer in production and never produced any heirs to their legacy. So how would the Scion FR-S measure up if it went toe-to-toe with with Honda's roadster and Mazda's last rotary?
Thirteen words for you: Pretty please, with sugar on top, do not drive like this at home. Aside from that, wicked car control, Random Turkish YouTube Dude!
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?
With very few exceptions, Hondas are front-drivers, and front-drivers don't make the best wheelie cars. An exception in the Honda fleet being the late, departed S2000. Watch as this heavily-tuned unit managed a very un-Honda-like nose loft (helped by massive boost and drag slicks) at TX2K12 this past weekend.
Putting a modern engine in an older car can either time-warp its performance, or point out the glaring faults of its remaining antiquated architecture. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Datsun 510 has received Honda's peaky F20C as its motivator, but should its price be even higher than its rev limit?