Petrolheads rejoice: Honda S2000 *may* come back!

Yes you read that right, Honda is bringing back their famous sports cars...sort of.

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Can you believe it? The Honda S2000 is 20 years old this year. Yes, Honda's 50th birthday present to itself is 20 years old in 2019. Kind of confusing right?

What's more confusing is what Honda is bringing to the Tokyo Auto Salon in 2020. They just announced that they are going to showcase a car called the Honda S2000 20th Anniversary Prototype.

Credit: Honda Access' Twitter

Credit: Honda Access' Twitter

As you can see from this image from Honda's Twitter account, it's not really a new car, rather some tasteful touches for the front-engined rear-wheel-drive sports car. The front bumper, the sideskirts, the black wheels and the headlights are all changed to freshen up the aging roadster.

Unfortunately, this is the only image Honda has announced at the moment. No doubt we will see more in the near future as the famous tuning show comes closer. However, this does bring up an interesting proposition: Why did they call this car a 'Prototype' rather than a 'Concept'? Last time they did a 'Prototype' is on something called an 'E Prototype', which they turned it into a production car with minimal modifications.

Do you think they're testing the water before they launch something big? After all, this is a company that reverses trends, by reviving sports cars and hot hatches like the NSX and Civic Type R in this declining economy.

Do you think a new Honda S2000 is coming? Tell us in the comments!

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Comments (13)

  • hmm will they produce it as a Joint venture with another Company and i am not sure a lot say the RX9 will come for over 5 years and still not there nor a new silvia S16...etc I was disappointed soo many times and i don t like the new supra but at least no SUV Thing like the "eclipse" cross which have Nothing to do with the Mitsubishi eclipse i know...so all in all i would love a new S2000 with a great design but i am not optimistic on that one for 2 years they rumored a Baby nsx will come and be called S2000...

      9 months ago
  • Since Fiat is killing the 124 Spider there's room in the market for another roadster.

      9 months ago
    • Or conversely there isn't. Hence why Fiat are killing the 124.

        9 months ago
    • Mazda is stopping production of the base Fiat is using for it, plus their engine doesn't comply with Europe's new emission standards. The amount they would have to invest is too much for their new CEO.

        9 months ago
  • No, don't rush for your chequebooks. Honda will not remake the S2000. Not that they don't want to. They can't, because the modern regulations will not pass the vehicle from 20 years ago (unless they were manufactured from that era, but that's not what you were expecting).

      9 months ago
  • Yes, but it will be electric

      9 months ago
  • Shut up and take my money!

      9 months ago
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