Allegedly the legendary roadster is coming back, as the 2020 Honda S2000. Car enthusiasts remember very well the iconic small sporty roadster, famous for its amazing driving characteristics and spectacular atmospheric engine. Many years later, we are about to see a new model under this nameplate.
It will come as a real sports car, once again characterized by excellent performances and attractive styling. It looks like the new model is under development and that should arrive quite soon, probably already in the next year.
- Excellent performances
- Attractive styling
- Driver-oriented interior
- Still waits for the official confirmation
When it comes to base design characteristics, the 2020 Honda S2000 will have a lot of things in common with the original. We are about to see the same roadster body style and an RWD layout. Still, the 2020 Honda S2000 will come with completely new styling. Of course, we count on a lot of inspiration from the NSX supercar.
We expect to see the same approach when it comes to the front end, which is about to feature a similar face, headlights, and grille. However, it will be significantly smaller. The new 2020 Honda S2000 will compete among small sports car, where are some famous names like Mazda MX-5 Miata, as well as dynamic coupes like Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.
In this aspect, the 2020 Honda S2000 will be a typical small roadster. So, don’t count on too much practicality and functionality. A couple of seats and the driver-oriented dashboard is pretty much everything you should expect from this model. Don’t count on too much cargo volume, or on things like storage compartments etc.
When it comes to the dashboard styling, some reports suggest that the 2020 Honda S2000 will closely resemble the original model. Does it mean a similar, F1 cockpit-inspired digital instrument cluster, it is hard to say at the moment.
In accordance with its name, the 2020 Honda S2000 will probably come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Many experts suggest the same unit from the Civic Type R, which delivers around 305 horsepower.
Still, we won’t be surprised if Honda does some crazy thing once again and offer a hi-output atmospheric engine, with a monstrously high redline and killer sound. Also, most reports suggest a special version for the Japanese market, with a super-small 660cc engine, which will be able to meet Kei car standards.
2020 Honda S2000 Release Date and Price
The 2020 Honda S2000 still waits for the official confirmation. However, many reports suggest it could come already in the next year. When it comes to the price, base models will probably go somewhere around $30,000.