Many car enthusiasts still can’t believe that the Japanese manufacturer ended the production of the original S2000 without giving us a successor. Many years have passed and we are still hoping that the iconic roadster could come back in a new form. Rumors have been circulating around for years, but the company remains silent. According to the latest rumors, the iconic sports car might come back next year, probably as the 2021 Honda S2000. The new model would stick to its roots and feature lots of authentic features. However, we can’t say if this is any likely, so make sure to take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2021 Honda S2000 Redesign
When it comes to base design characteristics, we have no doubt that the 2021 Honda S2000, if it arrives, would stick to the original layout. This means a small light roadster, which is all about driving experience. As you may presume, design language would be based on the NSX supercar, so we presume that the overall shape would be quite similar, especially at the front, just in a smaller package. Of course, we would see a convertible body style and there is a big chance that the 2021 Honda S2000 would be offered in both soft- and hard top variants.
Mechanically, this would be a typical RWD sports car, as that’s the only way you can get a premium driving experience. That means 2021 Honda S2000 would share some of its parts with the rest of the lineup, but many parts would be exclusive as well.
When it comes to interior design, one thing is certain. The 2021 Honda S2000 would come with just a couple of seats. As we are talking about a sports car, a roadster, this seems like the only possible solution. Also, we expect that the new model would somehow stick to the original model in terms of the overall interior design approach. This means a quite simplistic, driver-oriented dashboard that features a no-nonsense layout. Of course, that doesn’t mean that the new model would lack any quality. Moreover, we are pretty sure that the company won’t make the same mistake as with the NSX and that interior materials will be on a pretty high level. Of course, we also count on a full load of standard equipment, including a variety of latest tech goodies. A long list of advanced safety systems is also a certain thing.
2021 Honda S2000 Engine
The engine has always been one of the most amazing parts of the original model. As you probably remember, the original model features an impressive power-per-liter ration, while the total output was over 240 horsepower. More importantly, that engine really likes high revs. That’s why expectations from the 2021 Honda S2000 are really high. However, we probably won’t see a naturally-aspirated engine in this case. Instead, the new roadster would probably feature a 2.0-liter turbo-four, the same one that powers Civic Type R, which puts out more than 300 horsepower. That seems like a proper amount of power for a vehicle like this, while we also count on Honda’s excellent manual transmission, which has always been known as one of the best units in the automotive industry.
2021 Honda S2000 Release Date
Despite the reports about the comeback, the fact is that the 2021 Honda S2000 is still just a rumor. The company hasn’t said anything about this comeback, so it’s hard to say whether Honda is actually working on this vehicle or not. That’s why we suggest you to take this article with a big reserve, at least for some time, until we get more info about this long-awaited comeback.