• Jul 7th 2008 at 8:58AM
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The Honda S2000 has been on the US market since 1999, and although it's long in the tooth, the rev-happy two-seater still brings joy to drivers with its well-balanced RWD goodness. We're looking forward to an all-new S2000, and according to a few Japanese magazines, we can expect to see the S2K's replacement in 2010. One mag commissioned the above rendering, which incorporates clean, angular lines, similar to those found on recent concepts from Honda and Acura. The topless rendering also exhibits an improved rendition of the aesthetically questionable Honda grille, along with some US-centric chrome rims.

The next generation S2000 is rumored to be powered by a choice of four- or six-cylinder engines, with the four still packing 2.4 liters, but producing around 250 hp, and the a larger 3.5-liter unit putting out around 350 ponies. While a modestly enhanced 2.4 makes sense as the base engine, we're unsure if a larger, heavier V6 is a good call for a vehicle that prides itself on its 50/50 weight distribution and 8,300 rpm redline. Adding a turbocharger would help to keep weight issues at bay, while still providing the added pop enthusiasts crave.

[Source: Carscoop]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Thank goodness this is just rendered speculation as this just doesn't look all that good. It just looks like a knock off Z4 with a Honda grill. Also since the Z4's sales were down on the original Z3 I'm not sure why Honda would want to copy it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      And Autoblog is STILL sitting on the Prelude/CRX story...

      ...remind me to never give you guys another lead again. *smdh*
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought I had read that Honda was discontinuing the S2k.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Tweak the 4cyl turbo out of RDX to 300 hp. Done and done.
      • 7 Years Ago
      A-Vtec 3.0l V6 w/ 86mm x 86mm bore and stroke 8200-8300rpm w/330-350hp
      SH-RWD, 6spd manual
      keep it under 2900lbs
      removable hardtop

      available fall 2009 / spring 2010

      later on offer Acura version w 4.0l V8 8200rpm 420-30hp and SH-AWD 7spd DSG
      • 7 Years Ago
      An S2000 replacement with good looks? No longer a "plain track tool". I'm impressed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      2010 replacement, so ready in less than two years after just drawings released now?

      GM must be looking reaaallly good right about now after pimping out their triplet mini cars for two years, then greenlighting them for 4 years from now.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That 2012 thing was created by the Wall Street Journal. No one at GM said it.
      • 7 Years Ago
      still 2.4? when did it have a 2.4 engine to start with
        • 7 Years Ago
        Never. Unfortunately, it's the trend - more weight, more displacement. How 'bout making it lighter and bringing back the F20C engine for some 2.0 Liter goodness? Otherwise, please don't call this an s2000.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Is the weight higher on the 2.2L or the 2.4L versus the 2.0L?

        The 2.2L is just a stroked 2.0L and thus doesn't change the weight significantly. This again underscores the error of connecting displacement with physical engine size.

        I thought the 2.4L was the same way.

        Neither really make sense from a performance point of view, if you can stand to rev it up, the 2.0L outperforms the other two.
        • 7 Years Ago
        True, that should have said 2.2 as Honda did up the displacement from 2.0 to 2.2 to aid in power delivery.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow, Honda's design language has taken a walk off a map.

      This is looking more "boulevard cruiser" than ever.

      chunky bodywork, and chrome dubs (or dub-look wheels)?

      Color me even less interested. I would buy a late 90's Boxster before I would buy this thing new. At least the Boxster has a boxer and mid-engine balance.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If honda can produce a 2.4 engine that can output 240-250 horses, how come they didn't do that with the new tsx?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does anyone even want a V6? Should be 4cyl only. 2.4L is even too big if you ask me.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I'd like a small inline-6. A 2.5-2.8L I6 that revs to 9k would be great. That redline is really crucial for this car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bring back the 2.0L with 240 hp and the 9k redline. Make it even better by pumping 250 hp then add a version with a turbo on it for over 300 hp.

      You're welcome for the suggestion, Honda. Send me a check.
        • 7 Years Ago
        and on the turbo version, maybe some carbon fiber front end bits to even out the weight balance to keep the 50-50 :)
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