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A report out of the land der aufgehenden sonne indicates Honda may finally do the unthinkable — at least unthinkable to lovers of raw VTEC iron — and recast its skyward-revving fun machine as an upscale tourer with room for two more. According to a Winding Road source, a proposal to give the next S2000 — slated for early next decade — four seats and a more sophisticated demeanor is under consideration at Honda. The new model would get an entirely new look and feel, though will retain its rear-drive setup. No greenlight yet.

Japan Report: Honda S2000 Successor To Grow Up, Spawn Extra Seats? [Winding Road]

Report: Replacement for Honda S2000 Coming in 2011 [internal]