Honda S2000 News

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    Honda is unlikely to launch a new S2000, but the automaker is working to keep existing cars on the road longer. A decade after the S2000 went out of production, Honda will start making new parts for the sports car. First spotted by Motor Trend, on Honda's Japanese-language website, the parts catalog will launch in June. Honda hasn't said which parts will be offered, because it's looking to fans for input about what to reproduce. If you own an S2000 and need replacement parts, you can post your wishlist on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #S2000PartsCatalog. Honda wants to know which parts...

  • Honda S2000 from '2 Fast 2 Furious'
    Deep dive: Suki's Honda S2000 jump in "2 Fast 2 Furious"

    Following the surprise success of "The Fast and the Furious" at the box office, Universal was prepared to make a sequel. This time, the cars, stunts, and everything needed to be bigger and better. Craig Lieberman, technical director for the first three films in the franchise, is back to spill some...

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    Mystery mid-engine Honda revealed as Vision GT concept

    The identity of the mysterious mid-engine Honda sports car that’s been surfacing in patent drawings over the past two years has been determined. Sadly, the car isn’t a concept previewing a potential S2000 successor, as many had hoped. Rather, it’s Honda’s entry for the...

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    Honda S2000 successor may feature targa top

    Piece by piece, Honda's oft-rumored secondary sports car is coming into focus. What has been referred to as the Honda S2000 successor, or more colloquially as the "baby NSX," has seen two patent filings detailing the exterior and interior design. If the latest patent sheds any additional light, the...

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    More patent drawings for mystery mid-engine Honda emerge

    Whether you want to call it a baby NSX, an S2000 successor, or something entirely different, mounting evidence suggests Honda is cooking up a sports car of some sort. Patent drawings for a mid-engine sports car filed by Honda with the European Patent Organization were discovered in 2015. Now a new...

  • Engineering Explained is testing their newly installed Honda S2000 rear differential
    Can a gearing change make your car quicker?

    If you change your car's gearing, can you make it quicker? The simple answer is yes. More aggressive gearing creates a quicker car but not a faster car. A gearing change will have a noticeable affect on your car. If you swap in taller rear gears, you can gain some top-end speed, making your car...

  • S2000 Rear Differential Install

    Engineering Explained is back with a new video, this time on how to replace the rear differential in a Honda S2000. In this case, the swap stems from our host, Jason Fenske, using this opportunity to change out gear sets, switching from a 4.1 final drive ratio to a 4.44, to get quicker acceleration through all gears. The eight-minute clip is thorough, covering everything from how to separate the lower ball joint on the rear suspension to allow enough clearance to remove the rear half shafts to how best to avoid stripping the socket-head bolts that mate the driveshaft with the pinion flange...

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    Is Honda bringing back the S2000 with a boosted engine?

    Honda fans have been hankering for the return of the S2000 for years. The drop-top sports car disappeared from the market in 2009, and lovers of rev-happy hoonage have been crying out for something to replace it ever since. Yes, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are here and the Mazda Miata hasn't gone...

  • Engineering Explained bought a Honda S2000 as a project car
    "Engineering Explained" shares its plans for its Honda S2000 project car

    Our friend Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained has been teaching us all about the engineering behind cars. His lessons range from maintenance considerations like how to change your oil to describing automotive systems like how rotary engines work to the physics of speed, best exemplified by his...

  • Engineering Explained takes their Honda S2000 for a spin
    'Engineering Explained' takes its Honda S2000 out for a spin

    An empty road and a recent sports car acquisition lead to one of the great joys in life. Jason Fenske from Engineering Explained recently bought a Honda S2000, and now he's found a curvy canyon road, dropped the top, and set off to see what his car can do. Along the way, he manages to share some...

  • 'Engineering Explained' is already fixing its Honda S2000
    'Engineering Explained' is already fixing its Honda S2000

    Remember that 2002 Honda S2000 that Jason from Engineering Explained recently acquired? Well, he's already set to wrenching on it because, well, that's what he does. In this video, Jason is installing a fresh timing chain tensioner, as it seems this is a potential failure area for the Honda S2000...

  • 'Engineering Explained' adds Honda S2000 project car to its garage
    'Engineering Explained' adds Honda S2000 project car to its garage

    For some time now, Jason from Engineering Explained has been teaching us about all areas of our shared passion—and now we get to share in something a little more personal. His method of clearly explaining seemingly complex mechanical and technical parts of a car is both enjoyable and...

  • Patent drawing for mid-engine sports car filed by Honda - Image via Autovisie

    There's little evidence to support reincarnation when it comes to humans, but what about cars? Fans have eagerly awaited a new Honda S2000 since the original iteration of this sprightly roadster left the physical plane in 2009. However, like a spirit entering a new body, it could come back as something very different. ALSO SEE: James May Drives The Ferrari 488 GTB: Video Since the original’s demise, there have been rumors that Honda is working on a trio of new mid-engine sports cars, one of which is to be a successor to the S2000. In the past six months we’ve seen Honda launch two...

  • Honda Odyssey Runs Red Light Dash Cam
    Red-Light Running Minivan Smacks Honda S2000 With Dashcam

    Red light runners are part of that group of automotive bastards that make the world a worse place. There are two types of red light runners in the world. One is the sort of person who doesn't pay attention to anything around them, and most certainly should not be behind the wheel of an automobile...

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    Honda S2000 Successor To Be A Mid-Engine, Hybrid Coupe?

    With key rivals Nissan and Toyota working on a trio of sports cars for their respective lineups, not wanting to be left out Honda is said to also be in the race to develop a range of new sports cars. The automaker has already confirmed a second-generation NSX and production version of the S660...

  • High school kid builds all-electric 700-hp Honda S2000. Photos by Juan Ehringer.
    700-HP Electric Honda S2000 Built By High Schooler: Video

    While most of us were worried about cliques, clothes, and kisses in our teens, this high school kid is building his own electric S2000. And he's doing it like an engineer. From CAD designing and building his own parts to wiring and programming the hardware and software that control the car's...

  • Honda S2000 Modulo Climax, 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon
    S2000 Modulo Concept Headlines Honda’s 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup

    Honda has announced a strange assortment of cars for the upcoming 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, which takes place on January 11 in the Japanese capital. The annual show draws in all the big names in the aftermarket business, as well as some of the OEMS. While Nissan has already announced it will be...

  • 2009 Honda S2000
    What Would You Want From A Honda S2000 Successor?

    Looking around the market today at rear-wheel drive sports cars at relatively affordable prices, there aren't a lot of options. A new, and very good option, has come in the form of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ (near) twins, but beyond those and the Mazda MX-5, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the lower...

  • Andrius Firantas builds a Honda S2000 touring car

    As an alternative to Thanksgiving Day football games, we give you this time-lapse build of a Honda S2000 touring car.

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    Report: Honda S2000 Replacement Going Mid-Engine, Hybrid

    With Honda no longer spending hundreds of millions of dollars on motorsports programs, and the NSX replacement now well and truly dead, it’s little surprise the automaker’s sports car lineup up is so woeful. That won’t last for long according to latest reports, however. The new 2011 Honda...

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    Chris Pine Gets Our Attention With A Honda S2000

    We didn't see the last Star Trek film. (You know: the one they just called Star Trek?) We didn't see Smokin' Aces, either. Or The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. (Especially not that.) Come to think of it, we're not entirely sure we've seen Chris Pine in any movie at any time in our lives...

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    2009: The Year In Reverse

    We're just a couple of days away from rear-ending 2010, so like all major media outlets, we thought we'd take a break from real reporting (don't worry: nothing's happening) and look back at some of 2009's notable moments. It was an...interesting year for the auto industry to say the least, and...

  • 2009 Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition
    Honda Marks End Of The S2000 With New Ultimate Edition

    Just days ago Honda confirmed that its 2009 model-year S2000 would be the last of the line of the stylish sports cars, and today the company announced that it would mark the event with the release of a special ‘Ultimate Edition’ model. Set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the...

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    Honda officially cancels S2000

    Earlier this month word of Honda's decision to cancel its Honda/Acura V8 program, the CR-Z convertible and the next-generation S2000 emerged, but today Honda has officially announced that the 2009 S2000 will be the last. Produced for a full decade, from 1999 (as a 2000 model year car) through 2009...

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