Honda S2000 Spends a Bright, Sunny Day at the Nurburgring
We can’t think of anything we’d rather be doing than tackling the corners of the famous Green Hell in an S2000.
What’s the coolest thing you’ve done at the wheel of your Honda S2000? A track day, an autocross session, or perhaps even a quick race at your local drag strip? While that’s fun and all, one must aim higher, and shoot for the ultimate S2000 experience: The Nurburgring Nordschleife.
Shortened from 14.2 to 12.9 miles in the ’80s, the Nordschleife refers to the Northern circuit of the Nurburgring. A series of public toll roads, which have been iconic for decades. As you can see on this video by Romo VA, there are plenty of corners, 74 to be precise, and many elevation changes. Furthermore, if you grew up a fan of Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsports, you probably already know quite a bit about the tricky layout.
According to the video description, this high-quality footage was recorded on an early morning and on a damp track. The track initially seems nice and dry, but that’s the thing about a 14-mile long circuit. While some sectors may be dry and warm, others might be soaked and with much cooler surface temperatures. Despite sporting near-slick Yokohama Advan Neova AD08R tires, the driver tackles most of the corners at a pretty high rate of speed.
In fact, you’ll catch him with the steering wheel at full opposite lock a handful of times. Despite his rather weird shifting and steering wheel grip at times, his lines around the Nordschleife are not beginner-like. Unfortunately, due to the S2000’s top being down the audio is less than desirable.
Regardless, we’re quite jealous of this Honda S2000 owner. Are you?