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Honda S2000

The Honda S2000 is a roadster that was manufactured by Japanese company Honda from 1999 to 2009. First shown as a concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1995, the production version was launched in April 1999 to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary. The S2000 is named for its engine displacement of two liters, carrying on in the tradition of the S500, S600, and S800 roadsters of the 1960s.

Honda S2000
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Overview
Manufacturer Honda
Production 1999–2009
Designer Daisuke Sawai (1996)[1]
Body and chassis
Class Sports car and roadster
Body style 2-door [Cabriolet(automobile)
Layout FMR layout

Several revisions were made throughout the car's lifetime, including changes to the engine, gearbox, suspension, interior and exterior. Officially two variants exist: the initial launch model was given the chassis code AP1, though cosmetically similar, the facelifted version (known as the AP2 in North America and Japan) incorporated significant changes to the drivetrain and suspension. Production of the S2000 ceased on August 19th 2009. In Japan, it was exclusively sold through the Honda Verno sales channel.

Concept car

First generation (AP1 - 1999–2003)

Second generation (known as "AP2" and in Europe as "AP1 facelift" - 2004–2009)

SpecificationsEdit

1999–2003
AP1 (F20C)[20]
2004–2009
AP1 (F20C)
2004–2009
AP2 (F22C1)[21][22]
2008–2009
AP2 CR (F22C1)[22]
Drivetrain
Engine type Naturally aspirated inline-4
Displacement 1,997 cc (122 cu in) 2,157 cc (132 cu in)
Power 177 kW (237 hp) @ 8,300 rpm (US & EU)
184 kW (247 hp) @ 8,300 rpm (JP)
177 kW (237 hp) @ 7,800 rpm (US)
178 kW (239 hp) @ 7,800 rpm (JP)
Torque 208 N⋅m (153 lbf⋅ft) @ 7,500 rpm (US & EU)
218 N⋅m (161 lbf⋅ft) @ 7,500 rpm (JP)
220 N⋅m (162 lbf⋅ft) @ 6,800 rpm (US)
221 N⋅m (163 lbf⋅ft) @ 6,500–7,500 rpm (JP)
Redline / fuel cut-out[23] 8,800 rpm / 9,000 rpm 8,000 rpm / 8,200 rpm
Bore & stroke 87.0 mm (3.425 in) x 84.0 mm (3.307 in) 87.0 mm (3.425 in) x 90.7 mm (3.571 in)
Compression ratio 11.0:1 (US & EU)
11.7:1 (JP)
11.1:1
Valvetrain 16-valve DOHC VTEC
Transmission 6-speed manual
Gear ratios[24] 1st: 3.133
2nd: 2.045
3rd: 1.481
4th: 1.161
5th: 0.970
6th: 0.810
Secondary gear reduction: 1.160
Final drive: 4.100
Reverse: 2.800
1st: 3.133
2nd: 2.045
3rd: 1.481
4th: 1.161
5th: 0.943
6th: 0.763
Secondary gear reduction: 1.208
Final drive: 4.100
Reverse: 2.800
Dimensions[25]
Weight 1,250 kg (2,756 lb)

1,260 kg (2,778 lb) (JP type V)

1,299 kg (2,864 lb) 1,254 kg (2,765 lb) w/o AC

1,295 kg (2,855 lb) w/ AC

Height 1,270 mm (50.0 in) 1,288 mm (51 in)
Width 1,750 mm (68.9 in)
Length 4,135 mm (162.8 in) 4,117 mm (162 in)
Wheelbase 2,400 mm (94.5 in)
Tires Bridgestone Potenza S-02
f: 205/55R16 89V
r: 225/50R16 92V
Bridgestone Potenza RE050
f: 215/45R17 87W
r: 245/40R17 91W
Bridgestone Potenza RE070
f: 215/45ZR17 87W
r: 255/40ZR17 94W
Wheels f: 16x6.5" +55mm
r: 16x7.5" +65mm
f: 17x7" +55mm
r: 17x8.5" +65mm
Brakes f: 300 mm (11.8 in) ventilated discs
r: 282 mm (11.1 in) solid discs

Dimensions are approximate and vary across markets and years for the same model.

Reviews and awardsEdit

The S2000 has received much praise from critics and motoring journalists and has received favourable reviews from such publications as Car and Driver. Highlighted are the high output of the engine, the high redline, the balanced handling, and the smooth gearbox. User surveys have named the S2000 as a favorite for overall customer satisfaction.[26]

  • The S2000 was on Car and Driver's 10Best list for 2000,[27] 2001,[28] 2002[29] and 2004.[30]
  • The S2000 was the highest-ranked model in the J. D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study "Premium Sports Car" class for 2004,[31] 2006,[32] and 2008[33] and consistently held one of the top three positions.
  • The S2000 was ranked number #1 in the BBC Top Gear survey in 2003, 2005, and 2006.
  • The S2000 was ranked as "Best Affordable Sports Car" by U.S. News & World Report in 2008[34] and 2009[35]
  • The S2000 was on Edmunds Consumers' Most Wanted Vehicles list for 2004,[36] 2005[37] and 2007.[38]
  • The S2000 was one of Jalopnik's Best 10 Cars Of The Decade.[39]
  • The S2000 was one of Road & Track's Best All-Around Sports Cars.[40]
  • The F20C engine of the S2000 was ranked as the best engine respective its size category in the competition "International Engine of the Year" for five consecutive years between 2000 and 2004.[41]
  • The F20C engine of the S2000 was one of Ward's 10 Best Engines in 2000 [42] and 2001.[43]

Sales and productionEdit

After several years of steady production, sales of the roadster began falling dramatically starting in 2006, and the trend accelerated during the 2008 automotive industry crisis. In 2008, only 2,538 units were sold in the U.S. - a 74% decline from the 2002 sales peak. In November of that year, for the first time since its launch, only 90 new S2000s were sold nationwide during a calendar month.[44]

Production of the S2000 ceased in June 2009 [45] and plans for a successor were scrapped in the aftermath of the automotive industry crisis.[46] During the 2009 announcement of the vehicle's production end, Honda reported that worldwide sales through the end of 2008 totaled 110,673 units.[47]

Calendar Year U.S.[44][48] Europe[48][49][50] Japan[48][51][52] Canada[48][53][54]
1999 3,400 1,179 7,209 332
2000 6,797 3,955 3,422 412
2001 9,682 2,197 1,913 401
2002 9,684 2,537 1,471 336
2003 7,888 2,095 961 238
2004 7,320 2,036 1,087 250
2005 7,780 1,795 981 212
2006 6,271 1,474 1,225 146
2007 4,302 1,116 997 123
2008 2,538 709 1,228 65
2009 795 680 1,122 49
2010* 85 20 42 21
2011* 5      
TOTAL 66,547 19,793 21,658 2,585

*Note: No new cars were produced in 2010 and 2011; sales represent clearance of residual inventory.
Figures are not directly comparable as they are obtained through different methodologies in different markets.

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