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    2018 S2000 coming soon??

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    "Hondaís current sports car lineup includes the tiny S600, which isnít sold in the United States, and the hybrid NSX, which joined the Acura lineup on our shores. The Japanese company could fill the vast gap that separates those two models in 2018 with a successor to the S2000 roadster.


    Car & Driver reports the born-again S2000 was originally set to use the turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine found in the Civic Type Rís engine bay. However, a source familiar with Hondaís plans explained the company has changed its mind.
    More: Honda is preparing an all-new hybrid model and a gasoline-electric truck
    ďSure, the Type Rís 2.0-liter turbo is a great engine. But by 2018, that would be old news. We need to take things forward. As a celebratory model, the sports car must be special, so it must have a new powertrain and a unique chassis,Ē revealed the insider, who asked to remain anonymous.


    Instead, Hondaís next roadster will sport a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine fed with both an electric supercharger and a conventional, exhaust-driven turbocharger. The four will send 320 horsepower to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle, a setup that will give the S2000ís successor near-50/50 weight distribution.
    The original S2000 was introduced in 1998 to celebrate Hondaís 50th birthday. Car & Driver has learned its successor will debut in late 2018 to commemorate the companyís 70th anniversary. It will most likely debut during the Los Angeles Auto Show and go on sale in time for the 2019 model year, though nothing is official at this point. Pricing will start in the vicinity of $50,000.


    Honda isnít the only Japanese automaker reinvesting in sports cars. Toyota has teamed up with BMW to develop a new Supra, and industry rumors indicate Nissan will preview the next-generation Z car with a close-to-production concept scheduled to debut later this year at the Tokyo Auto Show."

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    "Hondaís current sports car lineup includes the tiny S600, which isnít sold in the United States, and the hybrid NSX, which joined the Acura lineup on our shores. The Japanese company could fill the vast gap that separates those two models in 2018 with a successor to the S2000 roadster.


    Car & Driver reports the born-again S2000 was originally set to use the turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine found in the Civic Type Rís engine bay. However, a source familiar with Hondaís plans explained the company has changed its mind.
    More: Honda is preparing an all-new hybrid model and a gasoline-electric truck
    ďSure, the Type Rís 2.0-liter turbo is a great engine. But by 2018, that would be old news. We need to take things forward. As a celebratory model, the sports car must be special, so it must have a new powertrain and a unique chassis,Ē revealed the insider, who asked to remain anonymous.


    Instead, Hondaís next roadster will sport a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine fed with both an electric supercharger and a conventional, exhaust-driven turbocharger. The four will send 320 horsepower to the rear wheels via an eight-speed dual-clutch transaxle, a setup that will give the S2000ís successor near-50/50 weight distribution.
    The original S2000 was introduced in 1998 to celebrate Hondaís 50th birthday. Car & Driver has learned its successor will debut in late 2018 to commemorate the companyís 70th anniversary. It will most likely debut during the Los Angeles Auto Show and go on sale in time for the 2019 model year, though nothing is official at this point. Pricing will start in the vicinity of $50,000.


    Honda isnít the only Japanese automaker reinvesting in sports cars. Toyota has teamed up with BMW to develop a new Supra, and industry rumors indicate Nissan will preview the next-generation Z car with a close-to-production concept scheduled to debut later this year at the Tokyo Auto Show."
    $50k is a lot for an S2000

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    I thought $33,000 was a lot in 1999 for a small two seater. Now almost 17 years later and its $1,000 a year added to total 50k. Now, on the other hand there are a lot of other capable cars in that range. It is going to have to impress all around. I do hope it looks like a mini NSX, because it is more in my range at 50k than 150k+.

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    Honda lost its mojo a long time ago. It would be cool if they could rediscover why they were every ricer's wet dream in the 90's, but with the NSX being an epic disappointment sharing none of the traits that made the original so iconic the odds of that happening are remote.

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    My honest to God favorite Honda/Acura is the 2003 CL Type S, or the 07-08 TL-S. 3.2L N/A V6 with a 6MT and good looks to go with it. But certainly they're no E46.

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