Honda might drop the production of the S2000 in 2008 and introduce a R-Type derivative. The Type-R was originally conceived in 2004, but now it will have more horsepower and less weight for added punch and align more effectively with the Mazdaspeed Miata.
The S2000 Type R model year 2004 proposal (official document from Honda) consisted of:
target of 100kg weight reduction balanced engine internals (Type R treatment) Type R exclusive interior air conditioning becomes a (...) > Full story
Honda is working on a possible S2000 successor. The new version will have four seats and shift upmarket toward a more affluent SLK-type audience.
the car has not yet been approved for production, and even if Honda management gives the green light soon, the new sportster is at least two to three years away, so it won’t go on sale before 2009.
Honda participated in 1964 to his first Formula 1 championship, in 2006, 37 years later, Honda launched itself a new challenge while participating in the Formula 1 Championship with a team 100% Honda. The Honda S2000 was
born from passion, and will carry the pleasure to drive to the highest level.
Widely considered the quintessential roadster-style sports car, the S2000 is the performance icon for the Honda brand and combines uncompromising racetrack-ready performance with everyday usability.
The S2000 receives significant enhancements for 2006 with the addition of an electronic Drive-by-Wire throttle control and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA). Widely considered the quintessential roadster-style sports car and performance icon for the Honda brand, the S2000 combines uncompromising racetrack-ready performance with everyday usability. For 2006, Honda builds on that foundationwith significant updates to further improve performance and refinement.
"The Honda S2000 symbolizes the best of Honda’s performance engineering," said Tom Elliott, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "More than just fun to drive, the S2000 puts Honda’s advanced racing technologies into a car that can be driven every day"