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Trevor Collett | Dec, 08 2015 | 0 Comments

Honda is said to be working on a new version of its S2000 model, to tackle the new Mazda MX-5 and Fiat 124 twins in the roadster market.

The previous S2000 was canned in 2009 after a decade on the market and following a rethink from Honda about its overall line-up, but it now appears the Japanese carmaker is no longer content to watch its rivals take the spoils.

The UK’s Autocar says unnamed company insiders have given the word that a new S2000 is in the works.

The news supports an earlier report from October which also claimed the S2000 was to return (with hybrid power), and patent images revealed mid-year (although mid-engined in appearance) would appear to strengthen the argument that a new model is near.

Honda S2000
Honda S2000

Honda fans at an S2000 Owner’s Club event in the UK reported the presence of Honda representatives who appeared to be gathering thoughts on what a new S2000 should offer.

Naturally, a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive roadster matched with a six-speed manual gearbox to follow the successful formula of the previous S2000 and its Mazda MX-5 rival was the order of the day. The incoming 1.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine could be the ideal powerplant.

Like the MX-5, a 2.0 litre version with an engine borrowed from the Civic Type R could also be on the cards, perhaps to be called the ‘S2000 Type R’ to trade off the successful Type R name.

A re-born S2000 could make for a neat trio of new sports car from Honda, with the new S660 and NSX models unveiled this year.

Stay tuned to TMR for more.

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