...This power is routed to the rear wheels through a six-speed close-ratio manual transmission. Fuel economy for 2008 is rated at 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. Safety: Both trims feature standard antilock disc brakes and stability control. The 2008 Honda S2000 performed impressively in government crash tests, earning four stars (out of a best score of five) for protection against frontal impacts. It also earned five stars for side-impact protection despite its lack of side airbags. Interior Design and Special Features: The S2000's cockpit is basic and businesslike. Only the most essential...
...with stiffer shocks and dampers, a lower ride height, more rigid chassis, larger stabilizer bars, and a huge aerodynamic rear spoiler to improve overall performance and responsiveness. The soft-top convertible is replaced by a hard top to allow it to qualify for track entry. Standard features such as air conditioning and the CD player have been removed to reduce overall weight by 90 pounds, and the suede upholstery provides better seating grip.The regular 2008 S2000 itself is hard to ignore and receives a new wheel design, improved dampers and springs, and some updates to the dash gauges...
...Where the soft-top used to reside, the CR now has a brace to increase chassis rigidity. The instrument displays are adapted from racecars. The cockpit features net door-panel storage pockets, an aluminum and leather shift knob, aluminum pedals, an aluminum-accented footrest and silver trim accents. XM Satellite Radio and headrest speakers are available. The CR's instrument panel has a new Peak-Power Indicator that flashes a green light when peak power is reached. Under the Hood Honda's high-revving 2.2-liter four-cylinder develops 237 horsepower at 7,800 rpm. Yielding 162 pounds-feet of...
...Light is good." Light cars -- in this case, one with a factory weight of 2,885 pounds (including the weight of air conditioner and premium sound systems in the tested "CR w/AC, Audio") generally have a better power-to-weight ratio than heavier models. Light cars, as a result, tend to move faster than bigger automobiles. Stick a high-output, 237-horsepower, four-cylinder engine in a car as light as the S2000 CR and it zooms! Its speed potential is increased by other elements of design and engineering, such as the S2000 CR's sleek, ground-hugging profile accented by aerodynamic touches such as...
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