Published on July 27th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Honda Reportedly Set To Revive The S2000 As An EV Later This Year
It looks like this iconic Honda model is ready to return as an EV
Recently, there has been word that Japanese automaker, Honda, may be reviving its popular S2000. Unveiled in its final production form in April 1999 celebrating the brand’s 50th anniversary, the car was a great success for Honda with more than 110,000 units delivered to customers during its 10-year production run.
Now, according to a new report, Honda reportedly wants to replicate this formula and has plans to celebrate its 75th anniversary with a successor to the S2000 for the new era in the automotive industry. Car says it has information from “industry insiders at the company,” according to which Honda is preparing a small electric sports car.
Moreover, as always we say take this news with a grain of salt, but the publication claims the company will use its new e:n electric vehicle (EV) architecture as a base for its new product, which will be one of about 30 new EVs Honda is set to launch by the end of this decade also with a rumoured Type R badge to come with it.
Kotaro Yamamoto, Honda’s technical consultant, told the publication, “Type R stands for racing. It’s pleasure transported. An electric car can deliver this, and a Type R is not obliged to use a combustion engine. Even in a fully electric society, there will still be Type Rs delivering ultimate driving pleasure.”
The report doesn’t provide more details about the new electric Honda S2000, though but we do know that the original S2000 was offered with a 2.0 or a 2.2-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with different outputs depending on the model year and the market.
During its first year on the market, the Honda S2000 had a price of USD32,477 (RM147,040) and in very limited numbers. Well, we know the automotive market is very different today so expect the EV successor to cost at least three times more than before.
Once again, we ask that you take this information with a grain of salt, as nothing is set in stone but to be fair, everything (except our salaries) have been increasing steadily over the years and the worst affected things on the market are houses and cars, which compared to most other goods and services, went up extremely exponentially.