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Author Shawn Church
Categories S2000
Create Date November 08, 2003 03:05
Last Update January 06, 2004 19:09
Introduction
The introduction of the model year 2000 Honda S2000 roadster marked a seminal event in the modern history of our favored marque. A return to RWD, Honda's first new convertible in ages, and class defining performance and value. Since that MY00 introduction, the S2000 has been tweaked and massaged here and there (most notably with a glass rear window replacing the original plastic), but the basic DNA of the car has remained unchanged. Quick reflexes, a racecar-like powertrain and a relative dearth of creature comforts were the order of the day.

For 2004, Honda makes the biggest changes yet seen in its flagship roadster. An 8% bigger engine (2157cc), different gear ratios, a significant revamping of the suspension, improvements in interior space and features and the most dramatic styling alterations the S2000 has seen since its inception.

Is it a better S2000? Is it still an S2000 at its core? Does the automotive DNA fall far from the tree? Stay with us and find out. We'll get started with a dyno test to tell you just how the new 2.2 liter engine stacks up with its older 2.0 liter sibling.
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08-20-2004 03:35 how much power does the 2004 s2k make at the wheels?   (Score: 1, Normal) steven2k
01-19-2004 13:34 What about a s2000 type R?   (Score: 1, Normal) kiwikungfu
11-08-2003 11:42 Holy Smokes   (Score: 1, Normal) gilbert
11-08-2003 12:38 mentaloriental
11-08-2003 17:57 gilbert
11-10-2003 08:24 noelsxx
11-12-2003 13:22 Lesm
11-12-2003 13:58 notyper
11-08-2003 14:45 96civicEX
11-08-2003 18:07 KenB
11-09-2003 22:26 NSXman
11-09-2003 22:32 T-R
11-10-2003 01:02 TeggyBoi
11-10-2003 01:15 hondaficionado
11-10-2003 02:36 KenB
11-10-2003 12:13 Fongu
11-10-2003 12:17 dydx
01-13-2004 11:23 Haji
11-10-2003 22:19 NSXman
11-11-2003 10:03 kiddies
11-11-2003 19:09 shingles
11-11-2003 20:02 cobalt
01-16-2004 10:29 AcuraSM
11-11-2003 16:00 Ludskee
01-15-2004 16:07 h22accord
01-16-2004 10:34 AcuraSM
01-16-2004 11:48 sooperman12
01-13-2004 18:39 since most of the engines are underated does any body think that some could be overrated   (Score: 1, Normal) 99teglsvtec
01-14-2004 13:29 shingles
11-09-2003 18:31 Please explain   (Score: 1, Normal) T-R
11-09-2003 21:07 notyper
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11-10-2003 13:25 floundericiousMI
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01-11-2004 20:40 Sketch
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01-08-2004 16:33 Case closed   (Score: 1, Normal) LudegarH22A7
01-06-2004 16:24 04 Dyno numbers   (Score: 1, Normal) 80's Boy
01-06-2004 16:54 gilbert
11-08-2003 20:40 What about the TL?   (Score: 1, Normal) vtechbrain
11-09-2003 00:22 notyper
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11-24-2003 11:01 notyper
11-13-2003 18:46 A good quote...   (Score: 1, Normal) KenB
11-08-2003 19:18 ECU changed?   (Score: 1, Normal) Jack
11-12-2003 19:10 Road Rage
11-12-2003 23:19 Jack
11-12-2003 19:24 Screw that.   (Score: 1, Normal) TokeMadBowls420
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11-12-2003 19:08 good tests but...   (Score: 1, Normal) MugenDX
11-12-2003 20:13
  • yes   (Score: 1, Normal)
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11-10-2003 13:26 dyno runs question   (Score: 1, Normal) Gregg Lee
11-10-2003 13:58 notyper
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11-08-2003 19:13 ~121.4HP/L vs ~120HP/L   (Score: 1, Normal) LudegarH22A7
11-10-2003 01:35 RSX_UT
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