• May 26, 2009
Honda is in the sea change business lately, reasserting itself in the hybrid sphere with the Insight and forthcoming CR-Z, and giving Acura the ZDX and perhaps a sleek new coupe to play with. The latest Honda rumor originating from the homeland is that the company could be working on a car that will replace the S2000 more in spirit than in configuration.

The purported coupe is said to be a 2+2 and more powerful than the CR-Z, with all four wheels driven through a variant of Honda's SH-AWD system. It might also be a hybrid. Rumors of an S2000 successor in some guise – even as a front-wheel drive Acura – have been around for a couple of years now, and they probably won't stop until we actually get one. But you'll never hear us complain about Honda's entry into powerful little hybrid all-wheel drive sports cars – as long as it doesn't look like the bastardized rendering of a Mitsubishi Eclipse you see pictured.

[Source: Carscoop]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I personally actually like the look of this rendered speculation. But with that drivetrain configuration it is in no way a honda s2k successor. The successcor should have a VTEC rev happy engine, hopefully putting out around 250hp. Keep it light, and help the torque issues the previous car had.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yea, Honda seem to like its top-of-the-line products to be a one-hit-wonder.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How is this a "successor" to the S2000? The S2000 was a nimble little rear-drive roadster, this is an AWD coupe.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, what's the deal with the influx of desirable, sporty Honda concepts?

      I mean it will never happen, but still, thats two nice concepts in less than a week. Such a shame that I have no confidence in Honda bringing either to market.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This should give the 370Z a run for it's money.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'll believe it when I see it but I'm tired of waiting for Honda to release follow-ups to their sports cars. Pinning most of my hopes on that new Toyobaru for now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      SH-Wrong wheel drive is the best they can do at the moment.


      • 5 Years Ago
      Rendered Speculation: Honda S2000 successor rumored to get hybrid power, AWD completely miss the point
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought the next S2000 was a 4-banger version of NSX??
      • 5 Years Ago
      i'd be first on the list but i know it won't happen.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yea, Honda seem to like its top-of-the-line products to be a one-hit-wonder.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I doubt this is a S2000. The gap from door to front wheel suggest transverse mounted engine and front bias (weight). I agree that that it looks like the Mitsubishi concept.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It could be cool... then again, it could be junk.

      If it's anything.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This smells of more S2000 fanboy invention.

      Putting SH-AWD in a sport car would be awful. Because although it's the best FWD-based system out there, it's still an FWD system, and it's heavy to no advantage.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No sir. The best FWD based AWD system out there is under the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The Mitsu S-AWC system, like all other FWD-based AWD systems except SH-AWD, cannot send more torque to the rear wheels than the fronts.
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