2019 Honda S2000 Roadster review
It took about many years for Honda to develop their S2000 so it can be one of the most anticipated roadsters from Japan in the past 10 years with the significant enhancement of reliable engine and perfect chassis. The last model was released in 2009 and after that, we didn’t hear its name again. In 2015, we found the first rumor about the new model that was assumed to be the 2019 Honda S2000 and it seemed possible to come. Honda has their Acura NSX so they will use the same design scheme. This sports car can be more expensive than the previous model but it is the price to get the more powerful performance.
At this time, there are many options available for the chassis of new Honda S2000. It will be a rear-wheel drive car with high strength steel, some aluminum and few composites for the platform. It is expected to have the weight about 2,800 and shouldn’t be more than that. As what we said already that it will have identical styling to the NSX to make Honda creates a line of sports car just like what BMW could do for I-Series. For US market, it can be presented as an Acura. The front will be completed with the V-shaped grille, large air intakes and highly aggressive headlights. For the back, it may share few design elements with Honda S660.
The original version was a back-to-basics sports car and it was designed with little equipment inside. The new 2019 Honda S2000 will keep this idea but likely Honda will improve the materials, general equipment level and the safety features. It will go with few buttons and distracting screens as well as dials in the cabin. This can be helpful to make it as a great sports car but with high functionality.
Rumors said that the car will borrow the engine from the European Type R. It means 2.0 liter turbocharged VTEC unit that can generate 306 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. But, the company will tune it differently in 2019 Honda S2000 so the output will be about 250 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque. As a result, the car is more efficient, easier to control and faster. The six-speed manual gearbox will be the base and the automatic will be used for some market.
It is still hard to know the release date at this point but it is predicted to come somewhere in 2018 with the price that is about $20,000 for the base of 2019 Honda S2000.