The S2000 was built on the same production line as the NSX and was considerably more expensive than the FR-S (and its alternatively badged brothers), so if Honda's American division manages to convince the bean-counters back in Japan to build a new sportscar, it would have to be considerably less expensive. It would also have some mean competition on its hands: Aside from the Toyota
joint-venture sportscar, Mazda
is developing a new MX-5, Alfa Romeo
is getting its own version and Nissan
is said to be rethinking its next Z car to target the same segment. Whatever the future of that project, however, Honda has more in the pipeline.