The previous model of the Honda S2000 has been one of the most appreciated sports cars in history thanks to its relative simplicity, powerful naturally aspirated engine and perfectly balanced chassis. However, even though the car was hugely successful it has been discontinued because it was just too hard to integrate it in Honda’s car roster. However, times have changed and it is now time for the car to receive a chance once again with the 2017 Honda S2000 which is going to be a massive step forward, both for Honda as well as for the current car market which is quite dull for cars under $25,000.
2017 Honda S2000 Price And Release Date
While the next generation S2000 has been nothing more than a rumor so far, Honda is going to finally make it and it seems that the model is going to be released on the market some time in the mid of 2016 for roughly $23,000 which would put it in direct competition with the Subaru BRZ and even the low-end version of the Mustang. However, the next S2000 is going to be something a bit more impressive than the two because from the early reports it seems that the 2017 Honda S2000 is going to be a mid-engined car that will use a brand new platform as well as lightweight materials in order to tip the scale at under 2500 pounds.
Engine wise, the new 2017 Honda S2000 should use all new engines and unlike the previous version, it seems that this model will not get a naturally aspirated engine. Instead, the base S2000 will make use of a 1.5 liter EarthDreams inline 4 turbocharged engine that could provide up to 170 horsepower and 190 lb-ft of torque, more than enough to make such a light car fun to drive. The option will likely be the same engine as the one in the new Civic Type R, a 2 liter turbocharged mill with more than 300 horsepower which will certainly make the mid-engined S2000 the favorite for many people out there. The car will be rear wheel drive only and it seems that it will use only a 6 speed manual, a really nice step forward for Honda.
2017 Honda S2000 design
The design, while unknown at this time, is very likely going to be similar to the S660 concept which first debuted back in 2013 that went on sale in the early 2015. however, the 2017 Honda S2000 is going to be slightly larger and it should get a more aggressive styling that will most likely employ some sort of active aerodynamics. The interior on the other hand will be simple and easy to use which is more than enough for a true sports car.