HONDA S2000

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Summer of Classic Love -

Good morn­ing, peo­ple. You have awo­ken in the year 2016 and the Honda S2000 is a clas­sic car.

It’s an amazing con­fec­tion of a hugely will­ing, roughly 240bhp, four-cylin­der en­gine, mounted far enough be­hind the front axle line to al­most call it amid­ships, mar­ried to a six-speed gear­box and rear-wheel drive with a limited slip dif­fer­en­tial.

It has only two seats, so fam­ily types will need to pur­chase a mis­er­able mod­ern four-door sa­loon for day-to-day du­ties. But as the lat­ter can be had for a few hun­dred quid, you may, per­haps, be home and driv­ing a beau­ti­fully ex­e­cuted af­ford­able Japanese sports car of the late 20th and early 21st cen­tury, with only a small ex­tra fi­nan­cial con­sid­er­a­tion.

Keep­ing it ready for the road is easy, just as long as you treat its re­put­edly bomb-proof en­gine to reg­u­lar oil and fil­ter changes, along with nor­mal reg­u­lar ser­vic­ing of other com­po­nents.

Keep­ing it point­ing in the in­tended di­rec­tion may be chal­leng­ing, es­pe­cially if head­ing in from 1960s sports car, but wow, it’ll change your out­look.

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