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 low price. Get it now.
This 2001 Honda S2000 is somewhat of a rare breed - its 2.0 liter, four cylinder naturally aspirated engine pumped out a massive 240 horsepower and had a fuel cutoff point of a staggering 9000 RPM. The only manufacturer to even get close to that figure is Ferrari, and that was more than a decade later. This rear-wheel drive, six-speed manual roadster is like a Miata, but with the rev range and power to grow even the grinchiest driver's heart at least three sizes.
This car has an average amount of miles for the year (around 140,000), which doesn't really make a huge difference for a Honda, ever. It's had plenty of owners, which means that the car was used seasonally before exchanging hands. Not a great sign, but the car's price demands that it's at least considered if you're looking for a good example of this model. It's had no accidents and all shots of it are showroom-ready.
While I think that the car's stock wheels look better, it's a minor gripe. With prices increasing for early AP1 models due to the increased rev limit and its overall simple construction and relatively cheap maintenance regimen, this car is a great example for a great price. It's all the sports car you need without getting yourself into trouble. Worthwhile for anyone that wants real sports car thrill for an econobox price.
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Tavarish is the founder of APiDA Online and writes about buying and selling cool cars on the internet. He owns the world's cheapest Mercedes S-Class, a graffiti-bombed Lexus, and he's the only Jalopnik author that has never driven a Miata. He also has a real name that he didn't feel was journalist-y enough so he used a pen name and this was the best he could do.