Honda S2000 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2008 Honda S2000
|CR Roadster||2.2L I-4||RWD||6M||5.7 sec||14.4 sec @ 99 mph||18/25/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|CR Roadster||2.2L I-4||RWD||6M||6.3 sec||14.7 sec @ 98 mph||18/25/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|CR Roadster||2.2L I-4||RWD||6M||5.3 sec||13.8 sec. @ 100.8 mph||18/25/21.5 mpg||Road & Track|
2005 Honda S2000
|Roadster||2.2L I-4||RWD||6M||5.4 sec||13.9 sec @ 100.2 mph||17/23/23.3 mpg||Road & Track|
2004 Honda S2000
|Roadster||2.2L I-4||RWD||6M||5.4 sec||14.1 sec @ 97 mph||17/23/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Roadster||2.2L I-4||RWD||6M||5.5 sec||14.0 sec @ 100 mph||17/23/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Roadster||2.2L I-4||RWD||6M||5.8 sec||14.19 sec @ 99.9 mph||17/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Roadster||2.2L I-4||RWD||6M||6.3 sec||14.6 sec @ 98 mph||17/23/---- mpg||Motor Week|
2003 Honda S2000
|Roadster||2.0L I-4||RWD||6M||5.4 sec||14.1 sec @ 99 mph||18/24/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|Roadster||2.0L I-4||RWD||6M||6.3 sec||14.9 sec @ 95 mph||18/24/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
2001 Honda S2000
|Comptech Roadster||2.0L Supercharger I-4||RWD||6M||4.7 sec||13.3 sec @ 108 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Comptech Roadster||2.0L Supercharger I-4||RWD||6M||5.13 sec||13.45 sec @ 108.3 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Mugen Roadster||2.0L I-4||RWD||6M||5.4 sec||14.1 sec @ 100 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Roadster||2.0L I-4||RWD||6M||5.2 sec||13.84 sec @ 100.5 mph||18/24/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2000 Honda S2000
|ProSpec Roadster||2.0L I-4||RWD||6M||5.7 sec||14.4 sec @ 99 mph||----/----/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Roadster||2.0L I-4||RWD||6M||5.8 sec||14.4 sec @ 98 mph||18/23/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Roadster||2.0L I-4||RWD||6M||6.8 sec||15.1 sec @ 96 mph||18/23/---- mpg||Car and Driver|
|Roadster||2.0L I-4||RWD||6M||5.8 sec||14.2 sec @ 98.1 mph||18/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|Roadster||2.0L I-4||RWD||6M||6.5 sec||14.9 sec @ 96 mph||18/23/---- mpg||Motor Week|
About Honda S2000
The Honda S2000 is a roadster that was in production from 1999 to 2009. It was first introduced as a concept car during the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show, and launched four years later to coincide with the Japanese automakers’ golden anniversary. It is named after its 2 liter engine displacement that was in line with the tradition of roadsters in the 60s such as the S500, S600, and S800.
While Honda has been teasing the motoring public about coming out with a new S2000 that includes a mid-mounted engine, this review will focus on the last S2000 model that was in the market in 2009.
The Honda S2000 is a sports-car in every sense of the word. It is powered by an I4, 2.2 liter four cylinder engine that produces 237 horsepower and gets a respectable fuel economy ratings of 18/25 mpg for city and highway driving, respectively. Like most sports cars it can only sit two people (including the driver) and has a six speed manual transmission.
- Engine: 2.2 liter, I4 four cylinder engine
- Power: 237 horsepower @7800 rpm
- Torque: 162 pound feet @ 6800 rpm
- Fuel Economy Ratings: 18 mpg city driving, 25 mpg highway driving
- Transmission: Six speed manual
- MSRP: $35,000
- 0-60: 5.3-5.7 seconds
The Honda S2000 is a relatively frugal sports car, at least in terms of fuel efficiency. Most cars that are as powerful as the S2000 are notorious for being gas guzzlers, but the Honda roadster has very efficient ratings of 18 and 25 mpg. This can be credited to the small engine of the car and its lightweight construction.
One of the standout traits of this car is its superior handling. You will love the way that the car negotiates corners with tenacity, as well as its crisp response. Steering is razor sharp. Ride quality, however, suffers that you’ll notice every small bump on the road when riding this roadster.
The engine and transmission combo of the S2000 is also very impressive. It makes for quick and smooth shifts, with the chassis adding nimbleness to the car.
The car can zoom from 0 to 60 miles per hour in less than 6 seconds (5.3-5.7 seconds to be exact) and can get to ¼ miles in 13.8 to 14.4 seconds. Once the car reaches 5,000 rpm and higher, it zooms much like a rocket.
Interior and Exterior
The 2009 Honda S2000 is a two-seat roadster that is available in two trims—standard and CR, the latter having an aerodynamic body kit. The said kit reduces high speed aerodynamic lift by around 70 percent, although it also reduces the visual appeal of the roadster.
Its exteriors are highlighted by 17-inch alloy wheels and high density headlamps. The trunk is expectedly small but still usable.
There are lots of surprises inside. There is a big start button on the dash, and the audio head unit is discreetly placed behind an aluminum panel. You’ll love how the center console let you sit up high, giving you a good view of the road while allowing your arm to rest.
Standard equipment include AM/FM stereo with CD, remote keyless entry, leather bucket seats, and dual power windows. There is also XM satellite radio with speakers mounted on the headrest. Those speakers are mounted like that for a reason, because this is the only way for you to hear your favorite tunes when the accelerator pedal is down.
The CR trim features a removable aluminum hardtop on top of the body kit as well as wider rear tires and a meter that indicates peak power.
Sports cars aren’t really known to have lots of space inside, and the S2000 is no exception. There is only around 5 cubic feet of capacity in the trunk, so pack light should you have the opportunity to drive or own this sports car. A fair number of grocery bags and a handful of bags should fit inside the trunk.
The Honda S2000 was given a four star rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the front impact category. It scored a perfect five stars in the side impact test despite having no side airbags. Unlike most cars that are on the road today, the S2000 has no side impact bags even offered as an option. Standard safety features include stability control and antilock disc brakes.
Standard price of the Honda S2000 is $35,000 plus. While it has been pulled out of the market, there are still several units that you can find from various sellers. The car is the stereotypical monster car, with a strong 2.2 liter that can be annoyingly loud at times. But if you’re the type of driver who loves driving a sports car, you will enjoy the noise the engine makes when you push it to the limit.
To learn more about Honda S2000, read the S2000 Wikipedia article.