Next generation S2000 – Look out, MX-5!
Classic form: S2000 successor will be front-engined and rear-wheel drive like the current model (pictured), but will be smaller.
FAR from abandoning its sports car roots, Honda is reportedly working on a radical successor to the nine-year old S2000 convertible. Next year Honda is 60 years old, and speculation in Japan is rife that the company is preparing a 1960s S600-style convertible to challenge Mazda’s perennial MX-5. To be built on a modular front-engine and rear-wheel drive platform that may also be utilised in heavily modified form for the next-generation, front-engined, V10-powered, AWD NSX supercar, the S2000 II will be a lighter and considerably less expensive car to build than the current model. ...continued