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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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    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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    Officially Official: Honda S2000 to be terminated at the end of 2009 MY
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    Fans of Honda's four-wheeled sport-bike, the S2000, will want to snap one up soon, as Honda has announced that the S2000's ten-year production run will end at the close of the 2009 model year. The high-revving roadster has always had more in common with the company's high performance motorcycles, thanks to it's 9,000 rpm redline and minimal low-end ...

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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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    Honda reportedly kills S2000 replacement, V8 program, RWD Acuras
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    Honda's attempt to right-size its development schedule and cope with the economic downturn apparently extends beyond the cancellation of the next NSX. According to Autocar, HoMoCo is right-sizing its plans for the next two years, and that includes rethinking the development of a range of rear-wheel-drive Acuras, a new V8, a convertible based on the CR-Z and ...

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    WRC switching to S2000-spec car for 2010 season
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    For whom does the cost-cutter's bell toll? It tolls for Formula 1... and for the World Rally Championship. The FIA has announced that from 2010 the WRC will use Super 2000-spec cars, instead of the current championship's Group N racers. As with the FIA's moves in F1 to standardize components in order to help teams save money, the S2000 cars all have ...

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    Rumored and Rendered Speculation: Honda S3000
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    Honda's S2000 may not be the newest thing on the market, but that doesn't mean it'll be easy to improve upon. The balance is sublime, the driving environment is nearly perfect, and it really comes alive after 6,000 rpm. Fashion probably drives the automotive landscape more than technical superiority, so Honda's been working on a replacement for its S2000. ...

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    Rendered Speculation: 2010 Honda S2000 replacement
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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 ...

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    Vin Diesel damages S2000 on set of F&F4
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    While filming the latest installment of everyone's favorite overly dramatized street racing flick, Vin Diesel extended his rage from a character in the movie onto the right front bumper of an S2000. The Honda, owned by Ben from Bespoke Ventures and being used as an automotive extra in The Fast and Furious 4, sustained a fair amount of damage to the bumper, ...

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    VIDEO: Rally-racing is easier than it looks...
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    click above image to view video Fiat is banking heavy on the re-launch of its historic Abarth tuning brand. It's got several models coming up, including hot versions of the Grande Punto and 500. It's rebranded its S2000 rally racing team under the Abarth name, and has done the same with its sponsorship of Valetino Rossi's championship-winning Yamaha MotoGP ...

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    Honda S2000 CR starting at $36,300
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    Click the image above for more high-res shots of the Honda S2000 CR.Honda has officially priced the 2008 S2000, and for an extra $2,000 you can step up to the track-ready CR model for a cool $36,300 (not including $635 for shipping). As you've seen before, the S2000 CR nixes the soft top in favor of an aluminum hardtop, and comes equipped with a revised ...

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    Honda S2000 Type-S headed to Japan
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    Click image for gallery var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Honda_S2000_Type_S_headed_to_Japan'; The hardcore, track-ready Honda S2000 Club Racer unveiled back in April at the New York Auto turned quite a few heads, and it looks like many of its visual cues are headed to Japan in the form of the JDM S2000 Type-S. A teaser for the S2000 Type-S is ...

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    Japanese/American hybrid: S2000 + LS1 = OMG!
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    Honda's S2000 roadster has legions of fans who are very happy with its balanced mix of performance and handling. Then there are those who just can't be satisfied.One of those power-hungry S2000 owners is known as hboy7777 in both S2000 forums and LS1 forums, and he's combining both those worlds between the frame rails of a Honda.That's good-old American ...

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    Spy Shots: Acura NSX mule out in the open
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    When spy pics of the new NSX surfaced a couple of days ago, it was just a matter of time before we got a better look at Honda's forthcoming supercar running the 'Ring. The previous shots of the S2000-cloked mule gave us a rough idea of the length and rear suspension setup, but these new shots tell more of the tale.The stock wheelbase of an S2000 comes in at ...

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    Lutz lets a bit of Edmunds survey slip, GM takes 13 first place picks
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    Sometimes news is just too good to keep to yourself. Just ask GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz. With his company supposedly claiming 13 spots on Edmund's Consumers' Most Wanted list, Lutz just had to brag a bit on the corporate blog before the winners were made public.And he should brag. Most other car of the year awards are chosen by us automotive writers who ...

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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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    Honda S2000 successor: the apple falls far from the tree
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    When we reported a month ago that Honda was working on a replacement for the S2000 roadster, we speculated that the new convertible could be positioned as an Acura. Such rumors are gaining credence as the S2000 replacement isn't shaping up to be much like the S2000 at all. Emerging reports suggest that the new convertible could be badged as an Acura, which ...

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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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    Enter the rumormill: Honda readying S2000 Type-R?
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    It's well known that the S2000 is nearing the end of its life cycle. The high revving drop top has provided enthusiasts of all stripes a perfect platform for track duty and the daily slog, but something has always been missing: a Type-R variant.The Temple of VTEC had a copy of Best Car magazine translated from its native Japanese tongue to reveal plans that ...

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