Honda s2000 2017 | A comecack with sportscars company
Unlike the past, the revival of the S2000 is expected to find its best expression of the lines of a coupe which will utilize hybrid technology too. This is expected in 2017, with the model to be the third part of a sport triplet comprising of the small roadster S660 anf the leading NSX hybrid that will precede. In short, Honda will make its move with these 3 that are expected to be the top of their category.
Honda is getting ready to give a dynamic boost in its car range by making three sportscar which will cover a wide range of preferences and, among them, the successor to the S2000. Unlike the archetypal, roadster S2000, the new version of the model will be in coupe style, while keeping the characteristics of the absolute sportscar.
Lower in the range and below the S2000, there will be a smaller sportscar, the S660 with the same sportscar orientation, which will be equipped with a three-cylinder turbo engine, while at the top of the range will be the new NSX hybrid which will be the main edge of Honda in terms of performance. According to information, procedures and meetings have already begun in the centre of research and development of Honda’s in Tochigi, Japan in order to start the project to the above triplet of the models that will give the Japanese the title of the first automobile that has three sportscars in its range.
As regards the design of both the NSX and the S660, it is not expected to fall too far from the corresponding originals through which they have become known but they will adopt more a dynamic design. This will give them a clearly distinctive character in relation to the other models of Honda. The same logic should be applied to the Honda S2000, with aesthetics that are declarative of its performance and history.
For the engine-part, according to reliable information, the S2000 should use an upgraded version of the two-liter turbo engine of 350 horses that will equip the new generation of Honda Civic Type R. This engine will be combined with hybrid technology of F1 origin thanks to Honda’s future involvement in the top motor sport. This is expected to enable the S2000 to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in about five seconds and will require about 5.8 liters of fuel per 100 km.
The specs of the new Honda sportscar are expected to be completed by a four-wheel drive system which will provide a simplified version of the corresponding hybrid system that will be utilized by the NSX. As regards to its launch, Honda S2000 is expected to be the last of the triplet of sportscars and is expected in 2017. The first will be the NSX, that is expected to arrive in the first half of 2015 and shortly afterwards follows the next one of the gang, the S660.
By +Nikos Kontorigas