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Honda S2000, Convertible
#1 of 638 Honda S2200 Convertable
Sep 10, 2003 (8:39 am)
This months Road & Track confirms that the S2000 will be bumped up to a 2.2L for the 04 model.
Does anyone have any additional information?
Sep 10, 2003 (6:28 pm)
Search the web for S2000 forums. They have beat this subject to death. The general consesus seems to be yes, a 2.2, bit more torque lower down, and a red line around 8k as opposed to 9k. A few other changes too.
Sep 10, 2003 (7:47 pm)
What I want to know is whether Honda will come out with an S2200 coupe for the 2005 model year.
Hopefully, they'll unveil it at the Tokyo Motor Show in October...
Sep 10, 2003 (8:26 pm)
You probably know there is a rather spendy optional hardtop for the current S2000. I think it looks good on the car. For me though, top down is the only way to go in this car.
#5 of 638 blacktalon
Sep 11, 2003 (3:23 am)
I agree with geepers. I've briefly ridden in the S2000 with a hardtop installed and the added noise and confinement led me to conclude that I would never buy one, even for winter use.
As a ground up coupe, I suspect Honda would do a better job with respect to sound deadening, etc. But IMO the beauty of the 9,000 rpm engine and go cart handling of the S2000 are best experienced with the top down. If a car were ever designed to be a roadster, the S2000 is it.
Sep 11, 2003 (9:50 am)
It depends on whether it's your second car or your only car. As sunny day toys, I agree that convertibles rule.
However, as a daily driver sports car, I still think an S2200 coupe would be more tossable, responsive, and fun to drive than a 350Z or an RX-8. (Even though the Z and 8 are both great cars in their own rights.)
Sep 25, 2003 (7:57 am)
Does anyone know if Honda will be completely redesigning the S2000 in 2004 or 2005. I like the S2000, but I am 6'6" and I can barely fit in it. I recently heard that more room will be placed in the redesign. I hope that also comes with a telescopic/tilt steering wheel.
Sep 25, 2003 (9:42 am)
I doubt very much the S2000 will undergo a full model change any time soon. The upcoming 2.2L design is the 2004 model, so I wouldn't expect any significant changes for another three years.
The 2004 is supposed to have more interior cockpit space, but I don't recall which dimensions have been enlarged. I'm well over 6' and barely fit in the original S2000, so I know where you're coming from. It's the only roadster I've driven with enough leg room. If I were any bigger, I'd be out of luck.
#9 of 638 No drastic redesign
Sep 25, 2003 (3:26 pm)
It's just a slight redesign for 2004. The frame stays the same but Honda says it has more interior room. I think that only means resculptured door panels for a little more elbow room. There's not much room for any other addition of space that I can see since they kept the frame identical. No mention of a tilt steering wheel.
17" vs 16" rear wheels, 2.2 vs 2.0 engine with a bit more torque and 1k lower red line, same horsepower. Redesigned front and rear panels. Softened? or different suspension at least.
I think you're still out of luck for more room. That's what you get for exceeding the 90 percentile limits of size.
Sep 28, 2003 (10:44 am)
blacktalon---you'd be at home in Europe. They much prefer the coupe version of a car for sporting driving and for the track. You rarely see a droptop in European amateur racing.