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Will the Honda S2000 successor arrive in 2018?

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Honda is reportedly planning to celebrate its upcoming 70th birthday by launching a successor to the S2000. According to a source that spoke with Car & Driver, Honda's engineers are hard at work on the new sports car.

"A large complement of R&D staff from Japan are already in Ohio working on the car. They have more time now that the NSX is finished."

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The source also confirmed that the new convertible will be powered by a de-tuned version of the turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that powers Europe's Civic Type R. It's not yet known how close it will get to the 300 horsepower mark. While Honda also currently doesn't have a rear-wheel drive platform that it can use for the new convertible, Honda will most likely just build a new platform from the ground up for the S2000 successor. The platform could also eventually be used for a new Acura model as well, including a version of the Acura Precision concept that debuted earlier this year.

If the reports are true, the S2000 successor will debut sometime in 2018 as a 2019 model.

Source: Car & Driver

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