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The Honda S2000 is a roadster that was manufactured by the Honda Motor Company to mark their 50th anniversary. The Honda S2000 did not disappoint with its 9000 rpm redline (Giving it the highest production car redline), perfect 50-50 weight balance and "X-bone" frame. The car was originally launched in 1999 as a 2000 model and continues in the tradition of the lightweight roadster "S" cars such as the S600 and S800.
With over 40 years of Honda racing technology packed into this little ragtop roadster, the Honda S2000 is at home both on the track and on the road. It is a sports car that is desired by both weekend warriors and tuners alike. They appreciate the car for its incredible stock performance as well as its thriving modification following.
Like previous "S" cars, the name of the S2000 comes from its engine displacement of approximately 2000cc (although Honda would later introduce a 2200cc model, still under the S2000 name). From its inception in 1999 to 2003, S2000s were manufactured in Honda's Tochigi plant. S2000s since then have been manufactured in the Suzuka plant.
The first generation Honda S2000 was originally launched in 1999 as a 2000 model. It featured 16" wheels with Bridgestone Potenza S-02 tires. The first S2000s (2000 to 2003 models) came equipped with a 2.0L (1997cc) F20C I4 engine producing 240 hp (179 kW) at 8,300 rpm and 153 ft·lb (208 Nm) of torque at 7,500 rpm. It had aggressive but simple styling and a racecar simple interior. It utilized Honda’s most cutting edge racing technology, such as the X-bone frame that decreased weight but brought incredible strength to the convertible structure.
In 2001 both a console clock and wind deflector became standard features.
For 2002 the plastic rear window was replaced with a glass window, equipped with defroster. The window was smaller in size and the top frame had to be redesigned to accommodate the glass. Steering feel and handling progression were improved by making significant changes to suspension spring rates, anti-roll bar stiffness, and shock calibration. Changes to the interior included a combination leather and aluminum shift knob, a solid red interior for the silver exterior color, and door panel net storage pockets. On the exterior, the Honda badges were enlarged and the color “Suzuka Blue Metallic” was added and “Sebring Silver” replaced Silverstone Metallic.
The 2003 Honda S2000 only saw the addition of a tan interior for S2000s in white.


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