A fresh report out of the United States suggests a new-generation Honda S2000 will be revealed in 2024, some 15 years after the original went out of production.
The S2000 two-door roadster was built from 1999 to 2009, employing a front-mid-mounted, naturally aspirated, 2,0-litre VTEC petrol engine driving the rear axle via a six-speed manual gearbox.
According to Forbes, a “source close to Honda” has confirmed the Japanesse company is “seriously considering” producing a successor to the S2000.
The publication claims the rumoured new model’s exterior dimensions will be “similar” to those of the original vehicle, though the body is expected to feature plenty of aluminium and carbon-fibre in a bid to keep weight relatively low (below 1 360 kg, according to the report).
And the engine? Well, Forbes suggests the new S2000 will employ a “tweaked version” of the Civic Type R’s turbocharged 2,0-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine, delivering a little more power than the hot hatch’s 228 kW peak output. The six-speed manual cog-swapper seems likely to carry over, too.
This, of course, isn’t the first time we’ve heard a rumour of an S2000 revival. Let’s just hope this one turns out to be true...