Would You Be in the Market for an Electric S2000?
2018 was arguably the year of the EV sports car. With records smashed and speed in full focus, this is why an electric S2000 would be awesome.
S2000s have always had great engines that revved up like racing cars, but what they made in the top end was typically traded off below 5,500rpm. Even in 2.2-liter guise, the F22C made a peak torque figure of 162 lb-ft at a wailing 6,500rpm. Superchargers help, but even they can’t match the instant torque of electric batteries. An electric power plant paired to a chassis of this caliber would be a world beater.
C of G
Center of Gravity is much lower in electric cars. If Honda came back with the S2000 body on a modern chassis the results would be absurdly potent—so long as they could keep total weight under 3,000lbs!
Elon Musk is making some pretty serious waves that the rest of the auto industry won’t be able to ignore. If Honda wanted to respond, a third generation all-electric version of the iconic sports car might just be the hot ticket. It would certainly cause a buzz in the mainstream and aftermarket alike.
Urban EV Concept
The Urban EV Concept was a small vehicle that Honda higher-ups spoke on briefly at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Confirmed by Senior Vice President Philip Ross the car is set to see some production numbers in Europe. If Honda has an eye on this market you can bet they are planning something like an S2000 to combat the Porsche Taycan and other cars that will soon follow.
It Needs to Happen
Honda’s S2000 was a total game changer when it came out that offered a new type of affordable performance to people who were looking for a car under $30,000 that was still fun at the track. If the EV market blows up—which it will—then Honda would be brilliant to capitalize on the success of the S2000 and add some electricity to spark the future. Would you buy an all-electric S2000 if it was priced to compete against other cars in the segment? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!