If we can rely on the latest reports, it looks like we could see a sports roadster from this Japanese manufacturer once again. We all remember the amazing S2000 model, which was characterized by impressive performances and driving experience. The hard of this model was that impressive 2.0-liter naturally-aspirated engine, which was able to deliver more than 240 horsepower. The new 2020 Honda S1000 will come in a little bit different manner. It will feature a similar overall layout, but we count on a smaller and more efficient engine.
Of course, we count on the implementation of numerous new technologies and design solutions, taken directly from the NSX. At this point, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials, so take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2020 Honda S1000 Specs
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind about this roadster is the engine. As we already mentioned, the original model was characterized by the impressive 2.0-liter unit. For that time, it was pretty much unbelievable to get 240 horsepower form a 2.0-liter engine without a turbo in a production car. When it comes to the 2020 Honda S1000, it looks like the Japanese manufacturer is ready to impress once again.
According to the latest reports, the first roadster that is about to come will be for the Japanese market and the rumors are suggesting it will be fitted to the class of Kei cars. That would mean a small 660cc engine. On the other side, the rest of the world would get a little bigger, 1.0-liter engine. At this point, the exact specs are unavailable, but some reports suggest that Honda is about to tune the familiar 1.0-liter engine from Civic. In this case, we count on a significant power boost and the new engine will get help from a turbocharger. Some reports even suggest we could see a mild hybrid as well. We won’t be surprised if the new model meets the output of the original, despite the two times smaller displacement.
2020 Honda S1000 Design
Other than the engine, we expect that the 2020 Honda S1000 will stick close to the original. Of course, this refers to the overall design philosophy. We count on a small and agile roadster, with two seats and a lightweight body. On the other side, we count on a modern styling, which will follow the brand’s latest design language. This particularly refers to the front end, while the whole body should resemble the NSX in a big portion, just in a much smaller package. Of course, various unique styling details are expected as well.
When it comes to interior design, you may count on a typical two-seat roadster layout. The original model was characterized by a pretty simplistic approach, which included a quite simple, but well-made dashboard. We may presume that the 2020 Honda S1000 would come with a similar approach, just in a modern layout. Of course, we count on all kinds of modern gadgetry, particularly in terms of tech features. Still, we would also love to see a couple of touches that closely resemble the original, including the legendary old-school digital instrument cluster.
2020 Honda S1000 Release Date and Price
Although many reports suggest the new roadster could arrive already this year, the fact is that the 2020 Honda S1000 is nothing more than a rumor at the moment. We are still waiting to hear something from the officials, so take this article with a reserve. If it arrives, we presume it would be designed in the manner to compete with models like Mazda MX-5 Miata, Toyota 86 and similar models. So, the base price would probably go around 30.000 dollars.