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Latest News - From the UK S2000 Owners Club

Honda Could Revive the S2000

Speculation continues that there could be an S2000 successor in the wings.

PistonHeads were talking about the next Civic Type R in a recent interview with Honda R&D's Suehiro Hasshi and our friend Kotaro Yamamoto (translator, off duty race driver and original test driver of the S2000).

When counting a list of a few of the sporty models Honda used to produce on his fingers, he said...

"The NSX is confirmed to come back. The Beat is confirmed to come back. The Type R is confirmed to come back..." then wiggling his finger representing the S2000, "There's no-way this one doesn't come back."

Who knows what the future S2000 would be called, Hasshi-san is reported to have said "...there is no complete plan", but that it was Honda's ambition to offer the best products in terms of driving pleasure; and as we know the S2000 certinaly lives up to that.

When I met Funabashi-san (one of the original 4 designers) back in July 2009, I managed to get a hint that the NSX replacement plan was 99% done when the project was stopped, and that there was work going on an S2000 replacement back then - let's hope this is revived too!

The 4 original designers at Motegi Twin Ring in July 2009 - left to right: 

Hitoshi (Kin) Nakano, responsible for the power train development of the S2000, 

Ryouji Tsukamoto, responsible for suspension development of the S2000,

Sigeru Uehara, Chief Designer of the S2000, and Funabashi-san

 Adding to the speculation is the Honda S2000 "Modulo Climax" shown at the Tokyo Auto Salon - interesting showing a car that is out of production, maybe it's intended for owners wanting to perk up their aging 'S' with "cutting edge aeroform design" and a "chic interior co-ordinated in black and burgundy". Honda has used the Modulo name on several ranges of body kits and exterior accessories previously in Japan. Think most will stick with the original!

 

Honda says the car simply previews a new range of accessories it has in store for the roadster. Is it unusual for a car manufacturer to offer these sorts of parts 3 years after a model ceased production? Maybe, but it’s not unprecedented – Modulo recently offered a range of add-ons for the Beat and NSX, which ended production in 1996 and 2005, respectively.

....Oh, hang on a minute, both of those now have confirmed replacements!

EV-STER Concept in Tokyo NSX Concept in Detriot

 

 

Honda: Reloaded

Do you LOVE HONDA?

If you have an iPad, you'll love this!

Honda: Reloaded is a recently released iPad app, packed with great writing, dynamic videos and beautiful photography on Honda’s latest cars. 

There is the new Civic hot hatch with the BTCC racing car that inspired it, with BTCC champion Matt Neal.  A preview of the beautiful 2015 NSX hybrid supercar.And there’s much more: celebrate 20 years of the Fireblade superbike and Honda Type R performance cars, and look at some of Honda’s most imaginative projects, from building a robot to developing a jet aircraft.

    

The app can be downloaded free from the iTunes store.


S2000 Concept for 2020

A Honda-sponsored project at College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit has produced this concept S2000 for the year 2020
They asked student designers at CCS to come up with design proposals for an all-new S2000 for the year 2020. This design was developed by Michael Mcgee;  he took inspiration from remote control cars, which tend to have exaggerated lines and more simplistic components. The design also incorporates a modular construction which allows different body panels to be easily changed to suit different tastes or needs.

A Honda-sponsored project at College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit has produced this concept S2000 for the year 2020

Student designers at CCS were asked to come up with design proposals for an all-new S2000 for the year 2020. This design was developed by Michael Mcgee;  he took inspiration from remote control cars, which tend to have exaggerated lines and more simplistic components. The design also incorporates a modular construction which allows different body panels to be easily changed to suit different tastes or needs.

What do you think?

Full article as reported by Diseno-art.com here

Honda UK May Fan Gallery

Following the earlier news article about peculiar angles, we're pleased to see that 3 member's pictures were selected by Honda for their May Fan gallery.

You can see the gallery here

The 3 featured pictures are below...

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Your S2000 From a Peculiar Angle

Every month Honda (UK) encourage their Facebook and Twitter followers to submit a photo of their Honda, they choose the best photos to appear in their gallery from the monthly theme, of which you can see more examples below.

The May theme is “Your Honda from a peculiar angle”.  

Sarah Rhoda has entered her S2000 getting the geometry done at Wheels in Motion.

Lots of our members enjoy driving together and taking photographs, and this is a great way to get some inspiration!  Some of our members have got the bug and their pictures have acheived gallery status (see below)!

If you'd like to join in you can follow @Honda_UK on Twitter or 'Like' the Honda Cars UK Facebook page.

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