Honda S2000 Will Be Revived In 2024 – According to a source close by Honda, the marketing gurus at Honda are currently considering a new roadster for 2024. This is the last we heard about the rumored revival and rebirth of the corner-carving S2000. The next-gen Civic Type R 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder is expected to power the canvas-top sports car. However, an electric powertrain should not be excluded.
Tallinn-based pixel wizard Rain Prisk rendered the S2k with bite-the-back-of-your-hand beautiful proportions that would make the original S2000 blush in awe. Porsche 911 Speedster’s rear deck gives it double bubble vibes without looking like a copycat of Neunelfer. The Civic Sedan’s 11th-generation front end is influenced by it.
In 2009, the last one was released. But we still have the Dodge Challenger (and Nissan GT-R) from that period masquerading themselves as new cars. The Nissan Z is essentially a modified 370Z, which arrived at the same time as the S2000. We wouldn’t mind if Honda took the old platform and made some tweaks to it and gave the sports car back, even if it’s only for a short time.
Side spoilers complement side skirts made from carbon fiber. Like the new Civic, the side mirrors are mounted on the doors, not the A-pillar. The design study features Alcantara upholstery with yellow stitching on the headrest and a strict two-seat configuration. It is finished in a beautiful shade of blue, which contrasts nicely with the black paint on multi-spoke wheels, windshield frame, and lower portion of the mirrors.
Forbes reports that the proportions of the new S2000 will be similar to the original. Honda could achieve this feat with the help of modern crash regulations and packaging the new turbo-engine. It would be incredible. It will be constructed using aluminum and carbon fiber while keeping its weight below 1360kg.
Upon its arrival, the new S2000 will face stiff competition from other Japanese sports car models. The new Subaru BRZ was unveiled a few weeks back, and the Toyota GR86 will be displayed to the world next year. The Nissan 400Z will be fully in production by 2024 (Europe was denied a look-in – we are still salty about this), and the GR Supra should remain in production. We are confident that Honda will create something better than any other hot hatch on the market since the Civic Type R is superior to all others.
With only one generation, the car was gone in ten years. Since then, it has become a legend in sports cars. Although manufacturers have fought for a more involved driving experience, few have ever achieved it.
Many sporty cars are in dire need of a rebirth. You might see a few fictional renderings of exciting things in our digital halls every week. The modernized Honda S2000 is quite different because it has to happen soon. We’ll be explaining more shortly.
Let’s first take a look at the new Sketch Monkey project. We have featured his work many times, but we couldn’t resist taking a closer look at the S2000. Although the changes made to the two-seater car are minor, the final result does look very modern. The 2021 version has smaller headlights, larger lower grilles, scalloped doors, and larger wheels. You know what? It works.
Although the rumor is a juicy one, there are many unanswered questions. This isn’t the first speculation about the model’s return, and it hasn’t yet happened, so take this with a grain of salt. A partnership with another manufacturer would be almost necessary to develop such a model, which Honda has never been willing to do.
The S2000 would have a different architecture to the Type R Civic. The cost of the S2000 would go up rapidly due to its more expensive materials and convertible configuration. Customers would be willing to spend more than $50,000, $60,000, or even $60,000 on a new S2000.
There are many options. Honda could go more modestly and use a less powerful engine, similar to the Mazda MX-5.
As we approach 2024 and the 75th anniversary of Honda, it will be interesting to see if this speculation is true. A reborn S200 would certainly generate enthusiasm for Honda’s brand.