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Video: Honda S2000 | Future Classics

24th August 2023
Ethan Jupp

There are very few cars like the Honda S2000, that offer the kind of revs and power-to-capacity ratio normally the preserve of much newer Porsches and Ferraris, or that offer the interactivity of one of the best manual gearboxes money can buy. It’s a car that’s easy to not believe the hype on, because there is so much hype. But believe it. 

That’s what Becky finds out in this episode of Future Classics, talking through the car’s conceptualisation both as a spiritual successor to the S800 and as an answer to demands in the early 2000s for a visceral yet affordable sportscar. We also hear about how it was a tricky little thing from new, getting more drivable and exploitable with updates as it aged. 

It’s still a car that demands to be driven hard, with as many revs as your reactions with the excellent transmission can permit. You need to have good footwork and know the throw of the ‘box well. In short, it’s one of the most interactive and rewarding sportscars of any era, but it’s a modern Honda. So it’s relatively refined and extremely reliable. A safe bet. 

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