Report: Honda S2000 successor coming in 2017 with around 350bhp

When Honda launched the S2000 back in 1999, as part of company’s 50th anniversary, it really shaked up the sporty roadster segment.

With a perfect 50:50 weight distribution, the S2000 was powered by a 2.0-litre inline 4-cylinder DOHC-VTEC engine producing 237–247bhp.

The second generation was introduced in 2004 and was in production until 2009. It was in fact more of an update with the same engine.

A potential successor has been rumoured for a while and now AutoExpress reports that Honda is set to revive the S2000, but not as a roadster, but a coupe, sitting below the upcoming new NSX and above the S660.

Full green light has not been given yet, but if it us approved, then Honda would have world’s first-ever mid-engined trio of sports cars from one manufacturer.

Power is expected to come from an uprated version of the 2.0-litre petrol turbo, which will also power the next-generation Honda Civic Type R tuned to 350bhp.

The engine could also use hybrid tech, from a partnership with the McLaren Formula 1 team.

If approved, then the new S2000 is expected to arrive in 2017 with a prices to start from around £35,000.

*pictured above is a 2006 Honda S2000.


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