Honda, are you listening?
Few other modern Japanese sports cars have enjoyed the same cult following as the Honda S2000. This rear-wheel-drive naturally-aspirated screamer made massive waves when it was first introduced in the US, and while there are still a bunch of mint condition examples cruising the streets, the people have been waiting for a new car for years. Honda has begun offering new styling parts for the S2000, but nothing close to a new car. This has left the gates wide open for digital car designers to come up with their own interpretations of what a new S2000 could look like, and designer Somak Biswas has just published what he thinks the perfect S2000 should be, and it doesn't look bad at all.
According to Biswas' brief, his concept was benchmarked against the BMW Z4 and Porsche 718 Boxster and features a 306 horsepower, 295 lb-ft turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the traditional front-engine, longitudinally-mounted configuration, driving the rear wheels of course. Biswas had the right idea when designing the swooping exterior: "a long hood, clean lines, and road-hugging stance are the key ingredients for a perfect sports car design, and this one tops it off by taking inspiration from the original S2000," he said. Biswas followed the design language of the recently revealed 2022 Honda Civic and trace elements can be spotted in both the front and rear.
Biswas even went so far as to design interior elements. He illustrates a "moon bar" which includes a sound bar, ambient lighting and air vents, and adjustable infotainment screen which "can be adjusted to face the driver for better visibility and reach while driving." The stepped center console is also an innovative idea and is inspired by the structure of Japanese Pagodas. The interior color scheme features off-white seat upholstery, red inserts, and black trim. The overall effect is very minimalistic and in line with the original S2000 design ethos. Biswas even gives us a teaser for a Type-R version which sports more aggressive wheels, and a large rear spoiler. This is some thoroughly impressive work.