Honda S2000 is one of the fastest cars that come from Japan. It is a legendary roadster that was in production from 1999, when debuted on Tokyo Motor Show, until 2009 when this roadster was discontinued from production. Number in its name stands for 2.0 liter engine under the hood and reports suggest that 2015 Honda S2000 will continue the tradition of this model.
Back in the 1999, this roadster offered unbelievable power from only 2.0 liter engine. It could deliver from 237 to 247 horsepower and 157-161 pound feet of torque. In 2004 Honda S2000 came out as a second generation vehicle. It received various updates, but the power stayed the same as in the first generation of this roadster. Recently number of old Hondas among which are the few thousand of Honda S2000s needed to be recalled because of brake booster components which were produced outside of the original specification. There were no incidents that followed this defect, but it was a big blow for Honda S2000 future. Models that were recalled were made for the 2006 and 2007 model year. After this it is still not known is Honda S2000 going to be reissued and enter the third generation. There are some rumors that say that new Honda S2000 will be made for 2015 model year.
If Honda decides to bring back its legendary roadster it will need to give it some huge facelift and totally change its appearance. If we watch the new roadsters and prominent styles among them, it easy to notice that slick lines, too sporty look and aerodynamics from the 90’s are becoming trendy again, so we can expect from 2015 Honda S2000 to incorporate all this in its design. Competition is strong and there is no doubt that Japanese car maker will have to do a lot if they want their new addition to the market to have any chances.
Specs Of 2015 Honda S2000
Interior comfort, materials and design are becoming more and more popular in the roadster world. New Honda will need to offer some comfortable seats, quality upholstery, small racy steering wheel and number of other things that are characteristic for the new roadsters. More technology and modern features are expected but at this point there are no details about interior. Few concepts that Honda offered in the past few years might be the source of inspiration for new 2015 Honda S2000.
When it comes to performance 2015 Honda S2000 will need to topple its own record of 237 horsepower and try to reach 250 or even more. It is going to be hard with small 2.0 liter engine, but it is definitely not impossible. One of the options is the turbocharged engine but that would be significantly different than what we are used to get from original S2000. This way Honda would push performances to the next level since we saw that they are able to produce powerful 2.0 liter turbocharged engines but it is a good question how would fans react.
If Honda wants to stay true to the origins of the S2000 they will not have much room to experiment with this model but we do know that the changes are needed if they want to be successful. We just hope that more details about this car will be offered pretty soon since we are very interested in it.
2015 Honda S2000 Price
Since this model is not announced yet, there are no teaser photos or anything like that, just few rumors that are circling around we can’t really talk about the price or release date of this model. Price could be announced later during this year and if the rumors are right and Honda S2000 reborn for the 2015 model year it will probably reach the dealer shops in the beginning of… you guessed, 2015.