• Mar 13, 2007


Honda has issued a short but very sweet press release this afternoon (check it after the jump) informing us that a "club-racer-inspired" version of the S2000 will debut at the 2007 New York Auto Show in a few weeks. Referred to as "aggressively-tuned", the CR-spec S2000 will be an available trim level on the S2000 beginning this fall. This all begs the question, how long is the S2000 for this corporeal world? Rumors still abound a replacement is being readied by Honda that may deviate sharply from the S2000's steadfast formula of being a high-strung, two-seat sports convertible. Unfortunately Honda didn't release an image, teaser pic or even rendering of the S2000 CR-spec, so just imagine this garden variety 2007 model as "aggressively-tuned".

[Source: Honda]

PRESS RELEASE:

Club Racer-Inspired Honda S2000 CR Prototype to Debut at New York International Auto Show

03/13/2007 - TORRANCE, Calif. -
A new club racer-inspired version of the Honda S2000 will take the legendary vehicle's track-worthy performance to an entirely new level when it makes its world debut at the New York International Auto Show on April 4, American Honda Motor Co., Inc., announced today. Engineered around the expectations and needs of Honda performance enthusiasts, the S2000 CR will be available as a new trim level when the aggressively-tuned vehicle goes on sale in the fall of 2007.


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      • 7 Years Ago
      #20, I can tell you're BS-ing. "BMW way too sharp and scary at high speed"? What are you talking about, an F1 car? LOL. S2000 steering too numb? LOL

      First off, BMWs are atrocious for their overweight and understeer. However, they excel on the highway. No one in their right mind would say a BMW is unsafe at high speed. So I know you're lying.

      Second, the S2000 is more "go-kart" than ANY BMW model in current production, M3 included.
      • 7 Years Ago
      nice to see honda making an update.

      my best buddy had a comptech supercharged/aftercooled S2K with exhaust, CF intake and vortech FMU.


      the car was well balanced, plenty of power and overall felt wonderful. all the S2K's i have driven feel great, they produce an insane amount of HP per liter. but they still lack in torque, if honda can fix that the new S2K would be even more amazing!

      Here is some video for all of you to watch on youtube...

      J's Racing S2000
      Spoon S2000
      Amuse S2000
      • 7 Years Ago
      honda themselves consider this a failure in the mass market, so this one will be the apex of that. More expensive, narrower market with better performance.

      ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz.
      • 7 Years Ago
      http://www.trappspeed.com/

      I don't agree with the last post. Sure, the S2k needs a redesign BADLY, but a clubsport model is a good choice for enthusiasts. Remember, this car has a serious following and they're (Honda) helping out their customer base that likes to race on the weekends by giving them a headstart.

      It's a good move, and one that's done by plenty of auto companies right before a major redesign. Look at Mazda, look at Porsche, both opposite ends of the racing spectrum but there are thousands of enthusiastic owners looking to race. So, you get the Miata clubsport and the Porsche GT3...it's a fantastic addition to any racing lineup.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Rock on Honda...

      AND don't dilute the next generation or replacement to boulevard cruiser...

      Heritage is important, even if it is not a cash cow...
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's with people always wanting a redesign. Porche don't change the appearance of the 911 all the time. This Honda is a beautiful car. It shouldn't be changed. Get a haircut, grow a beard or shave if you have one. You look at yourself in a mirror more often then you would eyeball a S2000.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What's with people always wanting a redesign. Porche don't change the appearance of the 911 all the time. This Honda is a beautiful car. It shouldn't be changed. Get a haircut, grow a beard or shave if you have one. You look at yourself in a mirror more often then you would eyeball a S2000.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I would like to reemphasize the point, "have you ever driven an S2000?" It's so easy to dislike it for subjective reasons, but if you truly love sports cars, it's impossible to hate this car.

      Sure you may not think the steering is quite as quick as a BMW, or maybe the styling isn't as outrageous as a Skyy or Solstice. But I reiterate, if you love sports cars, you will appreciate what the S2000 offers. It is a serious sports car and despite possibly falling short of one's personal expectations, a rational fanatic must appreciate the S2000's qualities. You don't have to only like cars that you would seriously buy. I can like GT-Rs and vow never to buy a Nissan.

      I highly recommend going to Carmax and test driving one if you've never had the opportunity. You might glean some insight why S2000 fans are so fanatical.

      Oh an make sure you take it to redline. It's about as close to an F1 car experience we can get (with four wheels ;) with Honda reliability. Personally, I hope the S2000 CR is a hardtop.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The only question I have for those that bash the S2000 is "HAVE YOU EVER DRIVEN THE VEHICLE?" I am going to bet that 9 outta 10 "anti Japanese redneck pro American car regardless if it's crap and unreliable" poster on here hasn't driven the car.

      For what it is and for what it costs, it's one hell of a fun car to drive if you want a great sportster.

      Yeah, complaints about it being long in the tooth are valid and so are ones that claim that Honda needs to do a better job in putting out more accessible sports car, but then again you have to look at Honda's success and say "they are doing something right" regardless of some of the bare spots in their lineup.

      Anyways, I'll you ball scratching car experts go back to bashing Honda and anything not American.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I agree with Alex. I've love the S2000 ever since I first heard word of it back in 1999. There are few cars that have such a clean look and the go-cart ride of the S2000. You can pick one up used with under 30k miles for about $20k too. In addition to the 9k RPM redline...they're very reliable. As my 330Ci gets a bit older, I'd love to pick one up used.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The only question I have for those that bash the S2000 is "HAVE YOU EVER DRIVEN THE VEHICLE?" I am going to bet that 9 outta 10 "anti Japanese redneck pro American car regardless if it's crap and unreliable" poster on here hasn't driven the car.

      For what it is and for what it costs, it's one hell of a fun car to drive if you want a great sportster.

      Yeah, complaints about it being long in the tooth are valid and so are ones that claim that Honda needs to do a better job in putting out more accessible sports car, but then again you have to look at Honda's success and say "they are doing something right" regardless of some of the bare spots in their lineup.

      Anyways, I'll you ball scratching car experts go back to bashing Honda and anything not American.
      • 7 Years Ago
      BMW? Precise??? Try...unreliable, bangled styling, jumpy accelerator, w-a-a-y-y-y too $$$$$$ for what you get (very poor value), uncomfortable to boot, and you've got your bmw. I will NEVER have another.
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