S2000 Successor Being “seriously considered”

S2000 Successor Being “seriously considered”

S2000 Successor Being "seriously considered"Honda supposedly working on S2000 successor to compete with the Toyota 86 (Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S)

GTChannel recently reported that Honda is seriously mulling a revivial of its small, quick and light vehicle line. The series that started with the S600 and saw the S2000 in its last iteration could be continued with a “S1500″ very soon.

 

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Potential rendering of the “S1500″ taking design cues from the S600.

Source: GTChannel.com

Sources from within the Japanese automaker reported that the “S1500″ could be even smaller than the Mazda MX-5 and would feature either a 1.3 liter or a 1.5 liter inline 4 cylinder engine with Honda’s infamous i-VTEC system. It’s expected to put out about 132 horsepower and weigh in at around 900 Kg; quite the punch for such a small car. It’s most definitely going to be a rear-wheel drive and come with a classic 5 speed manual gearbox. GTChannel goes on to say that it’s expected to be priced around $20,000 (US) and that it may come with a mid-engine layout.

 

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The infamous Scion FR-S developed by Toyota & Subaru.

It seems Honda’s “S1500” would be the answer to the Toyota/Subaru’s recent development the 86 (Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ) which has seen great sales and is revered as one of the best performing cars in that segment. Looking at the stats above however, all I can say is; Toyota & Subaru, look out!

 

Check out the link below to see the original post by GTChannel.com.

Source: GTChannel.com

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