Honda has pulled back the covers on what we can expect to see at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, including what looks to be an S2000 refresh some four years after the convertible left production. The S2000 Modulo Climax is an "exhibition model" based on the old roadster, but features updated front and rear fascias as well as an interior trimmed out in black and burgundy. Beyond that, details are scarce as hen's teeth.

Honda will also show off a number of vehicles based on the N-One mini, including the N-One Modulo Style, Mugen Racing N-One Concept and an N-One worked up by the Japan Nailist Association. That last creation features plenty of rhinestone decoration. (We wish we were joking.) Mugen will also display a tarted-up CR-V Design Study as well as the CR-Z Mugen RZ: a 300-unit specialty vehicle.

Meanwhile, the manufacturer's motorcycle arm will show off the Goldwing F6B, previously seen at EICMA 2012 as well as the CB1300 Super Four Special Edition and the NC700X. The automaker will also pepper its stand with a few of its racing machines for the public to enjoy. Check out the full press release below.
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Overview of Honda Exhibit at TOKYO AUTO SALON 2013 with NAPAC

TOKYO, Japan, December 26, 2012 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. today announced it will participate in TOKYO AUTO SALON 2013 with NAPAC*1, which will be held from Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13, 2013, at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Featuring production and exhibition models of automobiles, motorcycles presenting a variety of exciting approaches to customization, power products and racing vehicles will also be presented at the Honda exhibit.

Featured automobiles will include models based on the all-new N-ONE mini-vehicle, such as the N-ONE Modulo*2 Style with its sophisticated atmosphere, the MUGEN Racing N-ONE Concept model manufactured by MUGEN*3, and a model created in collaboration with the Japan Nailist Association (JNA), showing off its custom body colors and adorned in rhinestone. Also on display will be 10 mini-vehicles full of fun and variety, including show models of the VAMOS and the ACTY TRUCK.

Honda's automobile exhibit will also show the S2000 Modulo Climax (exhibition model), an S2000-based concept model featuring cutting-edge aeroform design and a chic interior coordinated in black and burgundy. Models on exhibit will include the MUGEN CR-V Design Study, a CR-V-based concept model presenting a new design, and the CR-Z MUGEN RZ, a MUGEN vehicle sold commercially as a complete car limited to 300 vehicles.

Honda's motorcycle exhibit will present the GOLDWING F6B unveiled at EICMA 2012 (70th International Motorcycle Exhibition) in Italy in November and planned for commercial production. Customized vehicles derived from such models as the CB1300 SUPER FOURSpecial Edition and the NC700X will also be on display featuring aftermarket parts and accessories.

Honda's racing vehicle exhibit will present the RC213V motorcycle, an essential contributor to Honda's team and constructors' championships in the 2012 MotoGP, the highest class in the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix. Two cars from the SUPER GT Series, the HSV-010 GT and the MUGEN CR-Z GT, will also be appearing as well as the DOCOMO TEAM DANDELION RACING machine that won the 2012 Formula NIPPON team championship.


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      drbyers
      • 2 Years Ago
      Everyone is bashing Honda for killing off the s2000 in the first place, but no one was buying them. Their sales numbers steadily declined over the years, while the pricetag continued to climb. It was a financial decision, and ultimately a smart one. Car companies are into making a profit. I was just lucky enough to buy a late model one used after its sticker depreciated in value. Honda killed off the Prelude and Acura NSX for the same reason. Hopefully they will build another s2000, just like Nissan decided to bring back the 350z a few years ago after killing off the 300zx. I'm just praying for an RX-7 return and hopefully it'll be considerably cheaper than what it last cost.
        aacfx09
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drbyers
        Not to mention the S2000 and NSX were anniversary models that were never meant to be "continued" per se, in their current forms at least.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drbyers
        It was also only available in one body style with one transmission choice. Its little wonder they dropped it.
        zoom_zoom_zoom
        • 2 Years Ago
        @drbyers
        I bet most that bitch on here drive 15 year old Corollas like carguy1701. Even he admits he doesn't know how to drive a manual transmission car like the S2000.
          carguy1701
          • 2 Years Ago
          @zoom_zoom_zoom
          I love you too. To paraphrase William Ferrel, I drive a 2000 Infiniti I30, step the **** off. As for not driving stick, it is something I want to learn, but right now, I have other priorities that need my attention, like keeping a roof over my head.
      ...
      • 2 Years Ago
      People here get some weird satisfaction out of hating Honda products. I can't believe I'm the first person to notice the FMIC after 84 comments. Turbo S2000 with a 9000 rpm redline? I'll take it, retainer or not.
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @...
        I see no FMIC. Also, its because they haven't done anything noteworthy in years.
          Speed Devil
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carguy1701
          You don't see it in the front there? Time to get your eyes examined man
          carguy1701
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carguy1701
          Oh NOW I see it, now that I inverted the colors in MS Paint. Still, Turbo+VTEC=LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAG
      Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't care much for the new front bumper but I would love the idea of a new S2000, even if it was exactly the same as the old one.
      tump
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hot up one of the N-Ones and I'm automatically a buyer. Perfect San Francisco car, but it's gotta be fast enough to do some jumps.
      adam1keith1980
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honda needs a RWD car NOW. Killing the S2000 was one of the many dumb decisions Honda made. Honda needs a guy like Toyoda, seriously.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      Hard top S2000 to compete with (slay) the Toyobarus would be nice.
        holysmoke.s
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        How about a Civic Si coupe with SH-AWD and the old K23 turbo from the RDX. All the parts are there, just put them together.
          oRenj9
          • 2 Years Ago
          @holysmoke.s
          That would just be a tarted up economy car and not a true sports car. It takes more than just a big engine and traction to make a sports car.
      Mike Lee
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd love to see the S2000 return. The front of this proposal is okay, the rear is passable, but the weird 'winglets' on the sides of the trunk are idiotic and look awful. I don't like the headrest extensions either . . . but . . . otherwise, it'd be nice to see the S2000 back on the market. Honda needs this car (or a complete re-design of it) in dealer showrooms again(!)
      Nick Skinner
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow what a radical redesign of the s2000, A front bumper.... with a line though it.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      al4gg10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still looks great after all these years ! They have the know how to build a sports car that is above all fun to drive. Mazda Miata is another one / Subaru BRZ / Scion FRS all have a serious fun factor to them without breaking the bank. You have to drive them to extract performance ..... unlike some cars that is left to the gas pedal alone !
      VTECyo
      • 2 Years Ago
      They completely ruined that S2K
      Speed Devil
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Retainer doesn't bother me, just take it off
        Aaron
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Speed Devil
        I'm glad I'm not the only one who saw the retainer...
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