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Engine Of The Day: Honda F20C

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A 9,000-RPM inline-four engine that makes 247 naturally aspirated horsepower out of just two liters of displacement? That's what the Honda S2000's powerplant does!

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These days, the North American and Japanese versions of the S2000 gets the F22C1 engine, a stroker version of the F20C that trades 1,000 RPM off the redline for 11 foot-pounds of torque. Those are the only two variations of this engine Honda has ever made; it's not to be confused with the Accord/Prelude F engine, with which it shares only the bore spacing.
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seanjohntx
seanjohntx

I've been wanting a little roadster to drive around Austin and I don't know why but I never considered the S2K. I decided to go test drive one and now I can't wait to get one. (waiting for a permanent full-time gig). Now, anytime a different dealership gets in a used one, I go test drive it just so I can satisfy my jonesing. Bottom-line, regardless of torque issue, they are just really fun to drive.