• May 28, 2009
Lars Martensson's Honda S2000 concept - click above for a high-res gallery

Late yesterday, we showed you the handiwork of 3D rendering guru Lars Martensson (a.k.a. 'GRID'), who had applied his skills to a future vision of a new Subaru WRX STI. Today, we bring you the skilled Swede's take on what a next-generation Honda S2000 roadster might look like.

While this concept has no basis in reality (and rumors of an S200 successor have thus far amounted to nothing), as with the Subie, we find a lot of merit in what we see. Click on the gallery below to see if you don't agree.



[Source: 3DLuvr]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Positive or negative comments aside, this guy has pure raw talent.
      I'd hire him in an instant.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i wonder how GRID feels about posting his creations here. I dunno how many of you are 3D artists but this cat has a lot of talent just thinking these things up from scratch. He's also seems really awesome at lighting/rendering. Its difficult looking at these from both perspectives because I too think it looks like a GTR and Evo X mixed together.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That thing reminds me of Qvale Manguster for some reason.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like Z3 or Z4 BMW , prev gen
      • 5 Years Ago
      this reminds me of some kit car I saw that wanted to look like a Nissan GTR. I dont understand why would someone base a can on something that already looks ugly. The GTR is an amazing car don't get me wrong.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Should look at the S600 and S2000 for inspiration, not the GTR.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jesus this guy has some incredible design and modeling chops. Whether you agree with the designs or not (and I do), you have to admit he's a technical artist of the first order. How he isn't working in (or leading) a major design team for one of the big firms or design shops is beyond me.

      I'd buy his STi in a second; I don't care what brand it is or would be, the design is HOT.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I appreciate the renderings based on their detail and realism, but I can't say that I care for the design itself.
      • 5 Years Ago
      kinda looks like a nissan gtr had a threesome with an EVO X and a Mercedes slr....and that is not necessarily a good thing lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah, I was gonna say the nose looks too much like an Evo.
        • 5 Years Ago
        that's probably what went through the designer's mind when he rendered that...

        that front looks god awful. like it was supposed to keep going, but just melted.
        • 5 Years Ago
        was about to say that i see some gtr in'err.
        • 5 Years Ago
        you would think if you're going to design you successor to the s2000, you'd actually make it look like some of the previous S series cars from honda. or at least the s2000. this is beyond hideous, especially the GTR styling cues. yuck. my idea, if you want to take some styling cues, use the perennial looker the NSX, blended w/ the s2000...and made over w/ some of the newer honda traits. end result, amazing looker.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i couldnt have put it better myself, about the cars involved in that love session to make this car. however, i think that besides the SLR-like lines jutting from the air intake (which could easily be removed from this rendering) this is a real beauty
        • 5 Years Ago
        My thoughts exactly. Why can't Honda keep it more like a roadster like the MX-5 or sportier like the RX-8. Mazda has better designs than this turd. GT-R looks nice, but no other car should copy it. Honda doesn't need to think like Geely.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love the design...but it doesn't HAVE to be an s2000 :)...but nonetheless as mentioned prior...this guy should be getting a job soon because he is truly talented.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not as nice as the STI, but there's potential. Change the front end significantly, work on adding some Honda DNA and taking out some of the derivative styling cues... Okay, do all that and you have an entirely new design. Anyway...
      • 5 Years Ago
      The front is way too GT-R, while the rear and middle don't really look great.
      I remember a certain concept which was supposed to foreshadow a possible new S2000, but the name slips me. THAT was GOOD.
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