About Honda S2000
The Honda S2000 is a type of open sports car designed and produced by Honda, a Japanese automobile manufacturer, from 1999 to 2009. It was first shown as a concept car in 1995, and its official release symbolized the 50th anniversary of the company. The era of Honda S2000 can be divided into two periods, which former called AP1 is in 1997-2003 and the latter called AP2 is in 2004-2009. On January 27, 2009, Honda announced that it would discontinue production in June, and in September of the same year, the Honda S2000 has stopped the sale, with a total of 66,547 units sold in the global market. At the same time, its designer retired from the company.
The Honda S2000 AP1 was presented in April 1999. AP1 is the code of its chassis. It was equipped with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine coded as F20C, reaching the horsepower of 125. This record had not been broken until the invention of Ferrari 458 Italia in 2010. It is a longitudinal front-mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout with a six-speed manual transmission and Torsen-type limited-slip differential, using a double-wishbone independent suspension layout with electric power steering and 16-inch wheels with Bridgestone Potenza S-02 tires. The engine is mounted on the front axle, and the aluminum hood gives it a more balanced 50:50 weight ratio for lower steering inertia. A soft-top convertible is standard, but Honda also offers an optional aluminum hardtop roof. The model was slightly adjusted in September 2001 and October 2003 and was assembled in Takanezawa, Tochigi, Japan.
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The AP2 production was transferred to Suzuka from the previous place, and the wheels were upgraded to the 17-inch Bridgestone's Potenza RE050. The engine of Honda S2000 AP2 altered for the 2.2-liter naturally aspirated inline four-cylinder engine, coded as F22C1. The output of the Japanese model was adjusted to 239 hp at 7,800 rpm and 221 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm, while the U.S. and European models also had 237 hp and 220 Nm of torque at 7,800 and 7,500 rpm respectively. Compared with the previous F20C, the F22C1 emphasizes torque output performance in the full rpm range, and the AP2's manual transmission shortens the gear ratios of fifth and sixth gears. A clutch release delay valve has also been added. The new engine was first used in the U.S. model in 2004, and the Japanese model was not used until the November 2005 model year.
The Honda S2000 Club Racer (S2000 CR) model was first released at the New York International Auto Show in April 2007 and was available in North America in 2008. This version is equipped with a lower steering ratio steering rack, stiffer damping coefficients, with Bridgestone Potenza RE070 semi-hot melt tires, equipped with exterior accessories, Honda claims to have reduced the air force coefficient by 70-80 percent after this adjustment. However, the number of production did not reach 2,000. Based on this model, the Japanese-spec Type S was launched in 2008, but it even did not perform better than the Honda S2000 CR. No matter how few the model is, we still provide the correspondent parts for your vehicle. They are designed and tested by the same team that developed the car, and these parts can let your vehicle live a longer life.