I think it goes without saying that one of the most beloved Hondas of all time is the S2000, and that most of us were quite disappointed when the Japanese carmaker stopped building the open-top sports car at the end of the last decade – with no successor in sight. Well, if a report from Auto Express is to believed, the S2000 may be on its way back. Sort of.
Along with the upcoming NSX and the micro-sized S660, word is that Honda is planning on a third sports car to slot in between them. While this would occupy the spot formerly held by the S2000, from the looks of it, the car wouldn’t bear much resemblance to the original. First off, this new S2000 would be a coupe not a roadster, and it would be powered by a variant of the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine from the upcoming Civic Type R – and perhaps even hybrid technology borrowed from Honda’s new F1 program. If that’s not enough, there’s also a chance the car could come with a version of the AWD system being developed for NSX. As with all of these news stories, none of this information is confirmed so you can take it with a grain of salt. But the idea of a turbocharged AWD S2000 is an interesting one nonetheless…
But what say you? Should a new S2000 embrace the latest performance technologies, or should it stick with screaming, naturally aspirated roots of the original?