Honda S2000 revival set for 2017 launch with 350 bhp - report

Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition
Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition

To sit between S660 and NSX

Honda is allegedly working on an S2000 reboot programmed to come out in 2017.

The S2000 was phased out back in 2009 and since then many rumors emerged about a potential comeback but nothing materialized. Now, British media is reporting a new generation is slated for a 2017 market launch and will sit between the S660 and NSX. At its heart will be an uprated version of the 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine taken from the upcoming Civic Type R which will develop somewhere in the region of 350 bhp (261 kW).

The same source says something about a hybrid technology developed in collaboration with the McLaren Formula 1 Team and will enable the model to perform a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in approximately 5 seconds while keeping fuel economy at around 33.3 mpg US (40 mpg UK or 7 liters / 100 km).

The 2017 Honda S2000 should have a starting price of around 35,000 GBP (59,000 USD / 42,000 EUR).

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ianedwards5220665 ianedwards5220665
59,000 dollars ?? by the time this car hit the market there will be some great used cars on the market. Jaguar coupe,Lexus RC, the current Corvette are just a few. These cars will be well under 60,000 by 2017. I think 45,000 to 50,000 would be a sweet spot for this car.
Apr 11th, 2015 2:31am
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e36mmm e36mmm
Please publish definitive news! Rumoured news have no meaning.
May 13th, 2014 11:03am
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alamak alamak
Yes I would buy one, but no, not for that money.
May 13th, 2014 3:20am
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S2000 was a Boxster and Z4 rival, Honda need to keep it that way with that kinda pricing.
May 12th, 2014 8:00pm
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Swifty Swifty
Honda S3000 is what I want, take the S200O engine and add 2cylinders inline and add a liter of displacement...what you get is the Japanese hot rod capable of destroying BMW M3 :D S2000 got 2.0L R4 and 240hp...so +2cyl. + 1000ccm is exactly an additional 120hp, so there you have 360hp and hi-revs in a light car!
May 12th, 2014 7:50pm
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Joao Oliveira Joao Oliveira
Too expensive... ditch the hybrid stuff that adds too much weight, and it will be much cheaper to develop and sell, and handling will thank aswell. Don't forger tga keeping the weight down also helps with fuel, brake and tire economy, all of those use the planet resources to build aswell
May 12th, 2014 6:55am
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SirLukkas SirLukkas
And hopefully a cheaper hardtop roof option. There are so few S2K hard tops left that it costs a fortune to purchase one.
May 12th, 2014 6:47am
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MikeWhetzel MikeWhetzel
May 12th, 2014 3:03am
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DeRay DeRay
There is always someone mumbling about a RX-7, S2000, and a damn Supra revival. And in each of those rumors the word "Hybrid" somehow finds its way into the articles. I hope they make the S2000 and they would be fine with 260hp as long as they keep weight and cost down. 50K...? No thank you, I'd just buy an BMW M235i which cost less with 320hp.
May 12th, 2014 2:31am
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Renyeo Renyeo
Must be Honda's 86/BRZ rival then.
May 12th, 2014 2:17am
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oziseb oziseb
I understand its only chit-chat at this stage but if they're aiming for 5sec 0-100time with 261KW, they're aiming a bit low. Aus-spec Golf R/Audi S3, 206KW with 0-100 in 5Sec. Having said that, I do hope this concept gets off the ground, I did love driving the old S2000 - the VTec howl at 8500RPM sounded awesome. Handling was pretty good too for a soft-top. Just never liked the 80's style linear speedo and no reach adjust on steering column. If not for those two things, would have had one in the garage!
May 12th, 2014 2:02am
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benzboy benzboy
I really like this car and I am a Honda fan. But it is and was to small for me to seriously consider a purchase.But I liked it LOL
May 12th, 2014 1:40am
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M.L. M.L.
- I won't believe it til Honda shows it themselves...
May 12th, 2014 1:29am
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mylo1986 mylo1986
40 000€ it's hurt my ass like a elephant dick !
May 11th, 2014 10:39pm
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brock05 brock05
Weird but I can't stop laughing.
May 12th, 2014 2:59am
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benzboy benzboy
lets hope the elephant brought lube and a condom. LOL
May 13th, 2014 11:31pm
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ScottCampbell ScottCampbell
This car had a really impressive engine. I believe it is still the record for most horsepower/liter in a normal aspirated engine.
May 11th, 2014 8:33pm
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desf desf
Since 458 and GT3 RS 4.0 it isn't.
May 11th, 2014 8:55pm
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AlexHohDesu AlexHohDesu
Lets change that, highest horsepower/liter in a normal aspirated engine in a non-supercar-level-price-tag automobile.....or Highest HP-l NA in an FR car.
May 11th, 2014 9:33pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
Don't forget about Ford Fiesta's 1 liter that pumps over 120 hp.
May 12th, 2014 12:12am
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DBaskov DBaskov
Well I'm glad that Honda finally has the guts to "revive" S2000 just like they "revived" the "new NSX". Though I also think the price should be lower, this should be an MX 5 competitor. With that price, they are stepping to F-type and BMW Z territory.
May 11th, 2014 7:59pm
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The S2000 was originally a Z4 and Boxster competitor, as it's much faster than the MX5. Though Honda is really heading into a difficult battle if they want to keep it that way.
May 12th, 2014 8:03pm
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u2runfar1 u2runfar1
$60K? Not really a reboot of the old S2000 when the price doubles...
May 11th, 2014 7:42pm
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Do it !!
May 11th, 2014 6:29pm
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