Honda Brings Back the S2000 Roadster
Honda is upping the ante in the sports car game, as it will be introducing three new sports cars, changing its image from sensible to sporty. Among the three cars, Honda will revive the S2000 and finally bring to market the highly anticipated NSX. While these may be currently slated for Europe, we'll be seeing the NSX under the Acura brand here in the U.S. fairly soon. The revamped S2000 will still be a mid-engine two seater, and Honda is opting for a coupe rather than a convertible. Along with the NSX and the S2000, Honda will bring to market the S660, slotted below both models. This three-cylinder turbo will have a similar design to the NSX and S2000, with sharp lines, narrow headlights, and a bold grille. As the performance segment is moving toward more hybrid powertrains, we expect the new S2000 to feature some form of hybridization, possibly developed in conjunction with the McLaren Formula 1 team, allowing for 0 to 62 in around five seconds. Added to that, sources told Auto Express that the new S2000 will be powered by a revised version of the 2.0-liter 350 horsepower turbo engine, which will power the next-gen Honda Civic Type R. While we won't be seeing the new Honda S2000 until at least 2017 in Europe, the NSX will go on sale in early 2015, and the S660 will arrive in Japan at the tail end of 2015. Source: Auto Express
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