The current Honda S2000 is one the biggest cars in the tuner market and motorsports world by far, and that is why we are watching the development of the next generation S2000 with a very close eye. Japanese Performance Car News is reporting on some new S2K rumors that come not surprisingly, from a Japanese car magazine. According to the latest speculation, the new S2000 will be released for the 2010 model year and will be available with both a 2.4L four cylinder AND a 3.5L V6. Hrm…a V6 S2000 I mean "S3500"? Sounds a little strange to me.
The car is still very early in development so of course this speculation (and the rendering above) should be taken with a grain of salt, but is still interesting to think about what this car may turn out to be.
I remember hearing that next generation S2000 was to be scaled down in both size and price to compete more directly with the Mazda MX5. I'm not sure what happened to that plan. I thought it would have been cool to see a cheaper "mini-S2000" with a rear wheel drive application of Honda's wonderful K20 engine.
What are your thoughts on the next S2000?