Is Honda Working On A Twin-Charged 320hp S2000?

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    2018 Honda S2000 In The Works??

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    There are a handful of automotive rumors that have persisted for so long that you could be forgiven for believing they’re nothing more than wishful thinking. Among them are talks of a next-generation Honda S2000.
    rear-wheel S2000. Nowadays the brand is all about fuel-efficient vehicles that appeal to the masses.

    Fortunately, it seems things are changing following the release of the latest Honda NSX and these changes are set to include a revived S2000, according to Car and Driver.

    It is thought that Honda is planning to release a new S2000 in 2018 to mark its 70th anniversary and 20 years since the original S2000 was launched. Previously, it was widely reported that the Civic Type R’s turbo’d 2.0-liter would find its way into the new S2K but apparently, something much more exciting is in the works.

    Honda is preparing to take a page out of Mitsubishi’s book by developing an all-new powertrain that incorporates a turbocharger and an electrically driven supercharger aimed at eliminating turbo lag while being more fuel efficient than current twin-turbo systems. These components will then be bolted to a 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder engine designed to pump out in excess of 320 hp.

    Car and Driver says that this new powertrain will come mated to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission. However, considering that Honda continues to offer many of its cars with manual gearboxes to this day, we’re holding out hope a traditional stick shift will also be made available.

    If the new-age Honda S2000 does indeed launch in 2018, a debut at the Paris Auto Show in September next year or the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2018 are likely candidates to host the unveiling.
     
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    Interesting.....

    I saw a rendering that had the new Acura pentagon shape grill thing on the front bumper.
     
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    Please let there be truth to this! I would 100% get one...if it looks good

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    Yeah but I bet it will be close to $55k, base Corvette and Alfa 4C price point. Plenty of Merc/Audi/BMW in that range too along with the new Supra on the horizon.

    Even if this came in around $35k I still couldn't get one.
     
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    in 2009, the original msrp for the s2000:
    Original MSRP:$34,995 - $37,995

    $35,000 in 2009 adjusted for inflation -
    $39,155.23

    maybe they can hit mid to high 40's?
     
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    Also a fair point...hopefully it wouldn't drive up prices for an ap2. I would be plenty happy with that.

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    The Focus RS is in the $35-40k range as is a nice Mustang GT or 370z or WRX STI, and so on.... Lots of competition at that price point. I seriously hope they can keep it under 40k.

    Also, I really hope they make this car. Kinda sucks that the Civic is the best "sports car" Honda makes at the moment. NSX doesn't count since it's not an achievable car for most mortals.
     
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