2024 Honda S2000: Honda Long Term Plan – In October 2020, Honda announced its shock decision to leave Formula 1 following the 2021 season to concentrate on electric vehicles. This long-term plan brings us to the powertrain for the Rain Prisk-penned S2000.
Honda could also use the rear-wheel-drive platform of thee as a platform. This tiny urban dweller has a water-cooled battery packed within its wheelbase. The Honda e is not the most potent EV in driving range, output figures, and price. Still, it does offer a low center-of-gravity and a 50/50 weight distribution.
The Honda S2000-e, or whatever you wish to call it, doesn’t require too much power or range to perform the duties of a sports car. Looking at the Roadster Gen 2 specifications sheet, Tesla is the better choice for crazy numbers.
The S2000 was a virtual analog machine. Because its purpose wasn’t entertainment, it had a simple interface and basic controls. It was not designed to cover all-terrain and road conditions. It was built for the enjoyment of driving. It was defined by the high-revving naturally aspirated motor and its agile handling. The S2000’s essential character, however good electric cars may be, is not possible to transfer to the EV world. No. Way.
Honda, the time is ticking. You can build an electric sports car that is fun and thrilling. It can’t be the S2000 without simple controls and a powerful four-cylinder under its hood. Can we dance one more time with this fantastic machine before internal combustion ceases?
After the launch of the Honda S2000 in 1999, which was Honda’s 50th Anniversary, it enjoyed worldwide success. The VTEC 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine produced 240 horsepower and was a shining example of Honda’s market-leading technology. This is a substantial number, even though it doesn’t have a turbo or any other form of forced induction.
The car will still have its rear-wheel-drive, front-engine layout. It may prove not easy to extract more power from a naturally-aspirated engine. Because of this, Somak explains that in his design, the engine is a longitudinally-mounted turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 with 306 horsepower. Comparatively, the new Z4 Roadster generates 335 horsepower.
The cab is placed at the rear, and the hood is long, just like the original. It is simple in design but has a lot of aggression. It retains the Honda Civic’s design language.
You can also get a Type R version that adds more aggression by including lips, side skirts, and angles, as well as rear wings.
It is very modern and incorporates ideas from the original S2000 but has been updated to include modern technology. While the contemporary design of the stepped console in the center console is a great addition, the mood bar that runs across the length of the car sets it apart. The screen is similar to the one found in modern Mercedes and Honda e. It can be adjusted to suit the tastes of the driver.
Forbes reports that the marketing team at Honda is seriously considering a return to the S2000 in 2024, according to “a source close by Honda.” Huzzah!
The launch would be coincident with the 25th Anniversary. The concept showed the year before the production car could be Honda’s 75th birthday. The company created a new/old S2000 prototype wearing a body kit, modernized parts, and a body kit to celebrate the 20th Anniversary. This may have been partly done to encourage interest in a second-generation model.
It would not be easy to build an entirely new engine that is emissions-compliant and has a redline of 9000 rpm. The Civic Type R’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder inline-four will powerplant for the all-new S2000. It would be Type R’s lightly-electrified version.
We’re looking for a mid-range boost rather than a fast top-end. However, the electric component of the car should at most combat turbo lag.