Monday, August 6, 2012

Honda planning to develop a successor of the S2000 sports car

honda s2000

Honda To counter GT-86 with new S2000 sports car which will be a direct rival for the Toyota GT 86, for the Scion FR-S and for the Subaru BRZ.

The Japanese based automaker Honda didn’t announce anything official yet about the S2000 successor but according to Automotive News, the model will be a competitor to the three sports cars mentioned above and performance is expected to be similar to its rivals, but we don’t know what platform the vehicle will use and what engine we can see under its hood.


The Japanese based automaker Honda didn’t announce anything official yet about the S2000 successor but according to Automotive News, the model will be a competitor to the three sports cars mentioned above and performance is expected to be similar to its rivals, but we don’t know what platform the vehicle will use and what engine we can see under its hood.

Besides a successor of the Honda S2000, the car manufacturer will also unveil an updated Civic this autumn, along with the 2013 Accord, which should get a revolutionary design and two new engines, a 2.4 liter 181 HP and a V6 with 310 HP. A new Crosstour, inspired by the concept, will be unveiled one year later and by 2014, a new Pilot and Ridgeline are expected to debut, based on the Oddyssey, while in 2015 Honda will revealed a redesigned Insight and a Fit based crossover.

As a quick reminder, the Honda S2000 was a roadster manufactured between 1999 and 2009. The model came with an FMR layout and it could accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.4 seconds, doing a quarter mile in 14.4 seconds. The United States was the largest market for the Honda S2000 where the model’s base price was $36,995, with a 1,000 USD option to add a stereo and air conditioning.

source: inautonews