This is Sports Modulo S2000 Concept. This takes the S2000 roadster and wraps it in chrome. Honda also gave the roadster a square-jaw body kit, which alters the lines to almost resemble the Japan-only mini convertible Honda made in the 90s called the Beat.
Honda today revealed details about the 2009 S2000 that will go on sale at a price of $34,795 for the S2000 and $36,795 for the lightweight S2000 CR.
The S2000 is powered by a 4-cylinder engine that delivers 237 hp. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. The S2000 includes an electronic Drive-by-Wire (DBW) Throttle System, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Maintenance Minder system, standard headrest speakers, an outside temperature gauge and an engine start button. Air conditioning and an AM/FM/CD audio system are standard equipment on the S2000, optional on the S2000 CR for weight savings.
For 2009, the S2000 is available in six colors, including, Laguna Blue Pearl, Silverstone Metallic, New Formula Red, Rio Yellow Pearl, Berlina Black and Grand Prix White. The S2000 CR is available in four colors: Rio Yellow Pearl; Grand Prix White; Berlina Black; and the CR exclusive, Apex Blue Pearl.
Honda will launch the next generation S2000 in 2010, with sales to begin worldwide starting 2011. The future S2000 will feature a more aggressive design, with a totally new front-end, with bigger air intakes and the high-tech optic units.
It will offer two new engines, a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder V-TEC unit delivering approximately 250Hp and a 3.5-litre V6 V-TEC unit with about 350Hp.
Honda will launch the next generation S2000 next year to celebrate the company’s 60th anniversary! The S2000 Roadster first launched in 1999 encountered a few changes in its short life time, but none of them being impressive.
The future S2000 will feature a more aggressive design, with a totally new front-end, with bigger air intakes and the high-tech optic units.
About the next generation S2000 there are two kinds of rumors. First one says the 2009 S2000 will grow in size and will be a four-seats convertible that will compete with models like Mercedes SLK and BMW Z4. Not very big changes for this to happen!
The second rumor, and the most plausible one, says the future S200 will be smaller, the same size with its biggest competitor Mazda MX-5 Miata. And we think this is the way Honda will go.
As about its engines, Honda will keep the current one: a 237 hp, 2.2-liter, 16-valve DOHC VTEC(R) 4-cylinder engine mated by a six speed manual transmission.
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.
Next to the newly redesigned Fit, the CR-z Concept and the Puyo Concept, Honda will also display at the Tokyo Motor Show the S2000 Type S, a model based on the S2000, but featuring a huge spoiler and a new aerodynamic package.
American Honda hosted nearly 500 Honda S2000 roadsters and their owners at the first-ever Honda S2000 Homecoming at Honda’s Torrance, California, facility. Held on Saturday, September 8, the event represented the largest gathering of S2000s to date. Almost 1,000 guests attended the show and had an opportunity to meet Shigeru Uehara, the chief engineer for the S2000 who flew from Japan to attend the event. S2000 enthusiasts also had an early viewing of the all-new S2000 CR before its scheduled on sale date in early October.
The 2008 Honda S2000 represents the purest expression of Honda fun-to-drive DNA with its 2-seat, open-topped roadster configuration and sophisticated front-engine, rear-wheel-drive platform. As a true sports car that can serve as a practical and fun daily driver and also feel equally at home on a racetrack, this concept further evolves with the addition of a club racer-inspired S2000 CR to the 2008 Honda lineup.
At the New York International Auto Show Honda unveiled the S2000 CR Prototype, a higher level of track-worthy performance and style to the S2000 roadster. the car will go into production and will be available only for the US market as a special edition S2000.
The new racy Honda S2000 CR will be available to consumers this fall. The prototype Honda S2000 CR that debuted at the NY Auto Show gained great praise for its “aggressive suspension settings and increased body roll and chassis agility.” Aerodynamically the S2000 CR also features more “sporty front and rear aprons.”