Honda’s refreshed S2000 is now on sale in the UK with new suspension settings to make the iconic two-seater more communicative, predictable and exhilarating to drive. The S2000’s handling and performance characteristics have been enhanced by changes to the suspension. The new set-up is identical to that fitted to its Japanese counterpart – the S2000 Type-S.
Re-tuned dampers, uprated springs and thicker anti-roll bars give the car greater stability, agile handling and more responsive steering, to help harness the S2000’s high-revving 240PS 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine.
Also featuring on the 2008 car are a new design of 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels and a new paint colour – Synchro Silver. On the inside, there are three new leather interiors to choose from – Black with red stitching, Brown with red stitching and Red with black sides. There is also a design change to the headrest frame which has been re-shaped to offer greater roll-over protection.
"The S2000 has always been a raw, exciting, performance car,” said Tom Gardner, Head of Marketing, Honda (UK), “but some found the car a little too edgy in some conditions. These latest changes, make the S2000 even more fun to drive but predictable too – giving the driver more confidence."
Sales of S2000 in 2007 totalled 563 units. The model is priced from £28,050 for the Roadster and £28,600 for the GT model with detachable roof.