The 2007 Honda S2000 provides quick acceleration with its rev-happy engine and perfectly spaced gears. Pass up 5000 rpm on the tachometer and this engine is in full F1-racing mode all the way up to its 8000 rpm redline. Handling is razor-sharp with precise electric power steering and tenacious cornering grip. The base price puts the S2000 in a class of its own for combining race bred levels of performance with a price obtainable for most. In a market crowded with cars that compromise, the S2000 stands out in stark contrast as a dedicated performance machine, uncompromising in its mission to provide a true sports car experience.
A dedicated sports car without the fuss of its peers; real performance at a low cost.
The Honda S2000's standard engine is an F1-inspired 2.2L DOHC four-cylinder that produces 237 horsepower at a screaming 7800 rpm and 162 ft-lbs of torque at 6800 rpm. With plenty of low-end power and well-thought-out gear ratios the S2000 is at home on the street as well as the track. A close-ratio six-speed manual is the sole transmission available in the car. Automatic drivers need not apply, but you won't mind because this is easily one of the industry's best shifting manual transmissions. A torque-sensing limited-slip differential helps apply the power to the road. The power convertible soft top raises or lowers in about six seconds at the push of a button and includes a glass rear window with defroster. Impressive stopping power is supplied by four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with electronic brake distribution.
Standard interior appointments include leather seat trim, remote keyless entry, power windows, air conditioning, cruise control, CD player, and aluminum pedals. Outside you'll find high-intensity discharge headlights and 17" aluminum wheels wrapped in sticky Bridgestone Potenza RE 050 tires.
If you're in the market for a car that will bring you unrelenting driving excitement for thousands less than a Porsche Boxster then the 2007 Honda S2000 needs to be on your short list.
The Honda S2000 moves into 2007 unchanged from last year, when it received such updates as drive-by-wire throttle, vehicle stability assist, and headrest mounted speakers.
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.
NHTSA Rollover Rating
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).
**ALL STANDARDS ARE 2007 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED**
2.2L DOHC PGM-FI 16-valve VTEC I4 engine
6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Torque-sensing limited-slip differential
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) w/traction control
Rear wheel drive
Independent in-wheel double wishbone front & rear suspension w/coil springs
Front/rear stabilizer bars
P215/45WR17 Bridgestone Potenza RE 050 front tires
P245/40WR17 Bridgestone Potenza RE 050 rear tires
Lightweight 17" x 7.0" aluminum front wheels
Lightweight 17" x 8.5" aluminum rear wheels
Pwr rack & pinion steering
Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/electronic brake distribution (EBD)
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