Honda’s hybrid S2000 replacement in the pipeline

Honda’s hybrid S2000 replacement in the pipeline

0 comments 📅09 November 2016, 01:00

Honda’s cross S2000 replacement in the pipeline

Honda looks set to put a successor to its S2000 roadster in 2018, and the motoring smooth has already reported that it will be tailored with a new 300bhp hybrid powertrain. Auto State has published an exclusive image of the vehicle, which was formerly dubbed the ‘baby NSX’.

The automotive publication had before reported that the new arrival would be driven by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder mechanism taken from the Honda Civic Species R. However, reports suggest that urgency to meet stricter emissions regulations signify a more refined 1.5-litre constituent will feature under the bonnet.

A gathering insider has revealed Honda’s reasoning for the S2000 replacement. While the Civic Fount R is popular among motorists wanting telling performance from their road car, the NSX is out of reach for tons who want extra pulling power. The mongrel sports car would meet this essential and sit between the Type R and NSX in terms of cost.

It wishes also incorporate technology developed by Honda and McLaren for its Formulary 1 programme. The Japanese brand is the engine supplier for the McLaren cooperate, fitting its MP4-30 car with a RA615H hybrid appliance.

Buyers of the new arrival should now expect the constant output from the vehicle as the MP4-30. In spite of that, if it is ultimately anything like the S2000, they can look brazen to energetic acceleration and sharp handling on the avenue or track.

Return to the Jardine Honda scandal pages soon for updates on the incoming sports car, and question for details on the manufacturer’s current vehicles.

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