HONDA WILL BRING BACK S2000 – IF THE DE­MAND IS THERE

Autocar - - TOKYO MOTOR SHOW -

Honda boss Takahiro Hachigo has not ruled out the firm launch­ing a suc­ces­sor for its S2000 sports cars.

He said Honda’s pri­or­ity was to cre­ate “evo­lu­tions of all three types of per­for­mance cars we have now [S660, NSX and Civic Type R] for next gen­er­a­tions”.

Be­yond that, Hachigo ap­peared open to the idea of an S2000 mak­ing a come­back. He said: “I’ve al­ready heard many voices ex­press­ing they’d like a nextgen­er­a­tion S2000. Honda de­vel­op­ment en­gi­neers are quick to de­velop sporty cars if the re­quests are there.

“How­ever, it [the idea] has not ma­tured yet. We need time to de­cide if S2000 is rein­vented or not. If the sales peo­ple in­ves­ti­gate and are re­ally en­thu­si­as­tic, maybe we’ll look at it. I can­not say clearly that S2000 will be rein­vented as fur­ther stud­ies are nec­es­sary.”

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