Honda are in talks to make a new S2000 to take on the likes of the Mazda MX5 and the Fiat 124. In a new report by Autocar Honda engineers are said to have met with UK S2000 owners to find out what they should bring to a new roadster.
Honda its simple lightweight, front engined, rear drive, nippy handling, and most of all make it cheap. The new S2000 doesn’t have to be a rocket ship, just so long as its fun to drive nothing else will matter. We said goodbye to the old S2000 in 2009 due to a lack of sales, but the cheap sports car has made a comeback in recent years. With the Toybaru GT86/BRZ and the new MX5, along with the Alfa 4C, now would be the perfect time for Honda to get back in the game. I wouldn’t be surprised if sooner or later we will see a completely new Lotus Elise as the past few cars have merely been a repackaging of the car we had more than 5 years ago.
Honda could rule the sports car sector if they get this right. The Honda S660 has proved to be a fantastic little sports car (Please Honda bring it to the UK) and all Honda would really need to do is upscale it. But I hope they don’t, I am one for tradition as readers may have noticed and the S2000 along with its competitors has always harked after the classic British sports car, cars like the Triumph TR5 and the MG B, bring us a cheap little sports car that handles brilliantly and looks great that all we ask.