• Apr 5, 2006
Looks like the S2000’s epitaph has already been written, as Honda may be planning a replacement dubbed internally as the XGA. What the XGA will be when it comes online is anyone’s guess, though. Road and Track is reporting that at first it thought the S2000 replacement would grow a roof and an extra set of doors. This four-door sports coupe would employ Honda’s SH-AWD technology and possibly use some advanced hybrid powertrain.

Now R&T is hearing from inside Honda’s hallowed halls that the XGA will be a coupe based on the RL platform and feature either a V8 or V10, probably a detuned version of what ends up powering the next Acura NSX. Word on the forums, however, is that the XGA will be slotted between the outgoing S2000 and the NSX. Rather, this vehicle isn't meant to replace Honda's high-revving roadster.

The Sports4 Concept (shown) Honda unveiled at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show gives us the best indication of what the XGA will look like. Whether it will be four- or two-door in the end is still unknown, and whether or not it will be powerful enough to take on the likes of Nissan’s upcoming GT-R is another whole story.

[Source: Road&Track]


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      • 8 Years Ago
      I have owned many Honda's over the last thirty years. I don't think I will buy another one. Unless... I would love to see a beautiful mid engine two seater (Honda Sports Concept 2003) for under 40K. If it goes over 90 mph, it goes too fast. Give it beautiful looks, lots of torque, and geared for real world driving. Then sell it for a Honda price. They would start a revolution and make many middle age men very happy. I'd love to see that before I die.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Damn Honda!

      Why why why must they do this?
      I swear they kill off everything that I like. I must be in the minority since other people seem to buy them.

      First they kill off the CRX and replace it with a DelSol and now the s2000 (err s2200) for a 4 door. I bought my first non Honda of my life last year and it doesn't look like I am going back anytime soon.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's a hoax. But please STOP referring to the car as like a "RX8". Nothing is like an RX8. Well, perhaps an RX7, only faster. Until GM can make an engine (consumer grade) with a 10,000 rpm redline.... I'll not buy it.

      Stoneman from

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      • 8 Years Ago
      I love my S2000 and I dont want to give it up but it is on lease....check out the 2007 AudiTT looooks nice! I think it is stupid to replace the S with a nonroadster! They should keep both! They are in two different price ranges! Everyone still stops me at a red light and asks what I am driving young or old. Stupid Wish they made a S2000 AWD that would be badass because of the snow!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why in the world would Honda even consider dropping the S2000? I can't speak for the rest of the country, but down here in Texas they are moving out of the showrooms pretty fast.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think that Honda doesn't know what they want to do with this car. The introduction of the larger, more powerful and sporty Accord coupe in '98 killed the Prelude. Their last two generation Accord Coups also killed their Acura CL model. If they move forward with this vehicle. It will be interesting to see if it goes to Acura. It will also be interesting to see how its marketed. No, it does not look like a G6. The G6 looks like an Accord. It was designed to compete with the Accord and Camry. Yeah, righ!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't think you guys understand and especially AUtoblog.

      Honda and Acura are goign through separation.

      The S2000 is being killed off to make way for more performance oriented cars (sedans and coupes) under the Acura name brand.

      Honda will retain economical/practical coupes and sedans.

      Honda will be less sporty and Acura very sporty.

      TSX(V4) will be upgraded to the 4-sport concept. Most likely turbo like the RD-X(V4). TL will go AWD and the "RL" coupe will go above the TL(V6) in price then an all new RL sedan (V8) will slot above with NSX (V10).

      • 8 Years Ago
      Gorgeous! (and the same goes for the Pontiac G6 coupe and convertible.) I see very distinct differences from the G6, and appreciate the intensely subtle styling of this amazing looking car. A home run for Honda!
      • 8 Years Ago
      XGA? HAHAHA...No prizes guessing what that stands for Xtra-something...Hah. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Man - Honda has this great thing on it's hands with the S2000 - if they want to update or replace it that's one thing, but taking out a roadster and putting in a 4 door or a coupe, regardless of speed and handling really isn't going to work for me.
      • 8 Years Ago
      As for me it's a unique car... though there are common features with other cars. It's hard to invent something new in ourtime
      • 8 Years Ago
      Pontiac G6 is an Accord Coupe knockoff.
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