The third generation of the Honda S2000 would be on the way, to compete against the Mada MX-5 and the Fiat 124 Spider. the new two-seater Honda would use a turbo engine of 180 HP and rear wheel drive.
Fiat came back to life to the 124 Spider and Mazda remains more alive than ever MX-5. But you will not be alone, because Honda planning a successor to its legendary roadster S2000. It is a two-seater launched in the year 1999, which remained in production in its format from second generation up to the year 2009.
internal Sources of the company claimed this week to the british publication Coach, third generation of the Honda S2000 is in the development stage. The new S2000 would be true to the original model in terms of engine layout, which will be located in front position, but located behind the axle and you will have rear-wheel drive. However it is still unknown which will be the propulsion system chosen, but there is some speculation with the new engine VTEC turbo with block of 4 cylinders and 1.5 liter displacement, which could be developed to achieve a power that is situated around the 180 horsepower, which could leave you at advantage over the MX-5 and 124.
But considering that Fiat is planning a variant Abarth the 124, it is possible that Honda will consider a variant of the S2000 equipped with the engine 2.0-liter turbo used in the Civic Type R, although possibly with a power slightly less than the 310 HP provided in the hatchback.
in Addition to confronted to the Mazda MX-5 and the new Fiat 124 Spider, the new Honda S2000 will deal against some rivals who were born with a hardtop as the twins Subaru BRZ and Toyota GT 86.