• Oct 23, 2007
click above image for more views of the Honda S2000 Type S

The Honda S2000 continues to hang on by a mere thread, but that doesn't mean the Japanese automaker has given up on the car entirely. We here in the States have been blessed with the S2000 Club Racer, and as we reported back in September, Japanese customers are getting their own clone of the CR in the form of S2000 Type S. Honda has made the S2000 officially official by announcing an availability date of October 25th and a starting price of ¥3.99 million or $34,870 USD. Only 100 copies of this special edition car will be made and sold exclusively in Japan.

The U.S.-spec S200 Club Racer and JDM S200 Type S are virtually identical in appearance, with the same flaired front bumper, large rear wing and special silver metallic 17-inch alloy wheels. They're only outwardly recognizable difference is the fact that the Type S is a soft top only, while the Club Racer comes with a removable aluminum hardtop. Winding Road's Japan correspondent Peter Nunn also points out that while the Club Racer is really a track car, the Type S likely features a softer suspension that's more livable and likely chuckable on windy mountain roads in the car's homeland. Like the CR, however, there have been no changes made to the S2000's high-revvin' engine. As if it needed any.

[Source: Honda via Winding Road]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe its the just color, but the Type-S looks way better the the CR in my opinion.

      While I hated the CR with that ugly Lamborghinish baby blue paint job, the Type-S really appeals to me...
      • 7 Years Ago
      pointless with an ugly wing... isnt it time the S2000 was replaced?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Gaaawd, that wing's just too loud on that car.
      I wish the wing was more tasteful. There are so many nice after market wings for that car.
      Like this one:
      http://madwhips.com/pic.php?Make=Honda&Model=S2000&ModelID=129&ListNum=38&ListTotal=39

      (on a side note: I spotted that car in a parking lot in Toronto - and it looked Stunning... you could even see the comptech supercharger through the openings on the hood.)
      • 7 Years Ago
      Would you like a car with that wing?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Only if it increases downforce and reduces lift. Oh wait, it does!
      • 7 Years Ago
      what are you all women? Honda gives us a nimble little track car, offers an aluminum hard top(that they don't offer at home?) & you guys are stuck on an ugly color & a wing! Come on!
        • 7 Years Ago
        It won't match their skirts. Everyone else, get your gear on and head to the track.
      • 7 Years Ago
      The reason I like the S2000 (probably the only Honda I'd buy) is because of it's understated design. The CR and Type S are anything but. Can you say TACKY!?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Can you say FUNCTIONAL!? These cars are meant for people who want all-out performance, not posers who just want flash and sex appeal for the skirts.

        Personally, I adore the CR, and would absolutely get one if I had the means to do so (and didn't need any sort of practicality). The only thing that would make me like it more would be if it were a genuine coupe...And maybe paint it black.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hummm.... nothing against the s2000 but that is a cheap/chezzy looking kit. The wing doesn't even look like it goes with the rest of the car.