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Review: 2009 Honda S2000 is a champ to the end

It's been ten years since Honda released the S2000 to celebrate its golden anniversary, but since Autoblog's inception, we have somehow never managed to publish a proper review of the high-revving roadster. With the final S2000 having rolled off the line on August 7, we figured it was time to make amends and get some serious seat time in one of the few pure sports cars left in existence. ... Read More

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    Official: Honda's slate for Tokyo Auto Salon includes S2000 revival, many Mugens
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    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 ...

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    Paris: Peugeot 208 Type R5 rally car looks fast sitting still
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    Last week, we were able to bring you all of the details regarding Peugeot's new 208 Type R5 rally car, but there was only a shadowy teaser image with which to illustrate the pre-production rally titan. Thankfully, with our meticulous shooters combing the floor, we now have a good long look at the Peugeot 208 R5, which the French automaker confirms will ...

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    Official: Peugeot teases Paris-bound 208 Type R5 rally car
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    Peugeot's Paris Motor Show stand will need to make room for yet another addition, with the pre-production 208 Type R5 rally car slotted in for an appearance. The successor to the 207 Super 2000 that has won six Intercontinental Rally Challenge titles, Peugeot calls the tubular-framed 208 R5 a "true competition wildcat" for asphalt and gravel stages that ...

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    Rumormill: Front-wheel drive, hybrid Honda S2000 "replacement" coming in 2012
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    The latest reports out of Japan could spell bad news for Honda S2000 enthusiasts the world over. According the Best Car, the rear-wheel drive roadster's replacement will likely ditch Honda's high-revving F20C in favor of the second-generation hybrid drivetrain slated to be fitted to the Accord, and further, the gasoline-electric mill will be driving the ...

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    Farewell, Friend: Honda announces S2000 Ultimate Edition for Europe
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    With the announcement that the Honda S2000 will cease production after the 2009 model year and its successor in doubt, Honda decided to give the high-revving roadster a special send-off before it shuffles off this mortal coil.The Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition retains the 2.0-liter VTEC-equipped four-cylinder putting out 237 hp and 153 lb-ft of torque ...

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    Honda unveils 2009 Tokyo Auto Salon lineup
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    Detroit's not the only auto show kicking off on January 11. The annual Tokyo Auto Salon (think "Japanese SEMA") also kicks off this Sunday, and Honda has announced the vehicle lineup it'll display at Makuhari Messe. The two headliners are the Sports Modulo S2000 and Fit concepts. The former is a somewhat ghastly take on Honda's two-seat sports car, with a ...

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    New York Auto Show: Honda's hardcore S2000 is a fitting send off
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    Click the image for oodles of high res, destop sized pics. var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/Honda_s_Hardcore_Track_Day_S2000/'; Honda decided to make our roving band of blogger's lives easier by not holding a press conference and instead just plopping the Club Racer version of the S2000 onto a stand for all to see.The "track-worthy" variant of ...

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    New York Preview: Honda debuting S2000 Club Racer prototype
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    Honda has issued a short but very sweet press release this afternoon (check it after the jump) informing us that a "club-racer-inspired" version of the S2000 will debut at the 2007 New York Auto Show in a few weeks. Referred to as "aggressively-tuned", the CR-spec S2000 will be an available trim level on the S2000 beginning this fall. This all begs the ...

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    Geneva Motor Show: Skoda's rally-ready S2000 concept
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    Click image for hi-res photo galleryGeneva was the venue at which Czech automaker Skoda introduced its new Fabia hatchback. While the Fabia's nice and all, the real eye candy at the company's booth is clearly the Fabia-based S2000 concept. The name refers to the Super 2000 regulations the show car conforms to, and it serves as confirmation that Skoda is ...

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    Best of the Tokyo Auto Salon: V12 TT Supra, Top Fuel S2000 and more
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    Part of the trick to attending the Tokyo Auto Salon (or SEMA, for that matter) is having the ability to wade through the automotive detritus and find the good stuff. Thankfully, when Car and Driver decided to send someone over the Pacific to cover the show, they employed one Mr. Jared Holstein, whose knowledge of JDM goodness has been tested through and ...

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    Tokyo Auto Salon: Mugen Open Top Pure Sport Concept
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    The S2000 is already about the wind in your hair, rorty sounds out the back and high velocities. For the Tokyo Auto Salon, Mugen has mutated Honda's lithe little performer into the Open Top Pure Sport Concept.With no performance or power numbers, we have to focus on the show, rather than the go. There's a new front end out of carbon fiber, Mugen seats in ...

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    XGA replacing Honda's S2000?
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    Looks like the S2000’s epitaph has already been written, as Honda may be planning a replacement dubbed internally as the XGA. What the XGA will be when it comes online is anyone’s guess, though. Road and Track is reporting that at first it thought the S2000 replacement would grow a roof and an extra set of doors. This four-door sports coupe ...

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