The S2000 was a two-seat sports car in production for just over a decade. The latest model was manufactured in 2009 and since then, Honda has not offered a successor. However, it seems that things will change in the near future. Not long ago, Honda released the tiny S660 sports car, a key roadster specifically designed for the Japanese market. Even if the first rumors suggest that this could become the new S2000, it seems that these rumors were not true. However, this does not mean that the S2000 is lost. In fact, a few months ago, some details emerged on the upcoming 2019 Honda S2000. It looks like it will be a roadster of a configuration similar to its predecessor. The car will use a mid-front engine, rear-wheel drive and lightweight construction.
Even though the 2019 Honda S2000 is still far from the exit, there are some unofficial reports about it. Most feature a two-door roadster inspired by the NSX. Even if it is only a rumor, it would be really logical for them to take this route. We can expect a long hood, a very aggressive front and full of aerodynamic characteristics. All this would make the S2000 a truly magnificent car to watch. Some have also suggested that a targa-top is a real possibility. However, we would not be so sure about it, especially since Honda has one thing in mind, lightness. The bespoke platform would allow the soft-top roadster to weigh considerably less than any competing design.
Like its predecessor, the 2019 Honda S2000 will only have two seats. It also seems that the truly minimalist design of the predecessor will also be repeated here. Most orders will be directed to the driver and it looks like the design is both functional and beautiful. The car will likely have touch-based controls and the driver should have a fully digital dashboard and a large head-up display. These will certainly make the driving experience unique that is all that matters with a car like the S2000.
The third-generation S2000 will use a new turbocharged gasoline engine equipped with an electrically controlled compressor to get rid of the dreaded turbo lag. Intermediate engine power should exceed 320 horsepower (238 kilowatts) transferred to the road through an eight-speed automatic clutch transmission.
The most interesting part about this is that the car will be built on a custom platform. This should use a completely aluminum construction with carbon fiber inserts in the key areas around the car. Which would make the next 2019 Honda S2000 one of the lightest cars in its class. However, it also means that the car will not be cheap. The first rumors suggest that $ 50,000, which would bring him closer to the next Supra. He will have his world premiere at the end of 2018 as a 70-year celebration of the company. It will likely be showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show and will be on sale in time for the 2019 model year.