Just in time for its 20th anniversary.
It's been 10 years since the Honda S2000 finished production, and it's safe to say the Japanese sports car has been sorely missed. There have been rumors that Honda is plotting an S2000 successor to rival the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ but it seems unlikely given the low demand for sports cars right now. Honda hasn't forgotten about the S2000, however.
At next year's Tokyo Auto Salon, Honda Access (Honda's accessories division) will present a special Honda S2000 prototype to celebrate the iconic roadster's 20th anniversary. Honda Access has dressed the Honda S2000 with several custom parts including a unique aero front bumper with a larger grille, side skirts and a ducktail spoiler, red bucket seats, and a black windshield frame, mirrors, and alloys.
According to Honda Access, the S2000 20th Anniversary Prototype also features a revised suspension and a new lid for the audio system. The commemorative prototype rides on 17-inch wheels and is finished in Grand Prix White. It's based on the first-generation S2000 powered by a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder producing 247 hp and 160 lb-ft of torque, but it isn't known if Honda Access has given the sports car a power boost.
Is Honda hinting at the S2000 making a comeback? Probably not, but we can dream. Instead, Honda Access will most likely sell the custom parts being showcased at the Tokyo Auto Salon to customers who already own an S2000. More information will be confirmed when the Tokyo Auto Salon kicks off on January 10.
Also on display at the show will be the Civic Cyber Night Japan Cruiser 2020. Based on the first-generation Honda Civic Type R, the showcar is a modern take on the original Civic. Compared to the original Civic Type R, the Civic Cyber Night Japan Cruiser 2020 is customized with an eye-catching body kit featuring an aggressive front bumper, redesigned headlights, larger wheels, and a huge rear roof spoiler.
In addition, Honda Access will showcase a new concept called the Kachatto-Wagon based on the Step WGN minivan. Described as a "Multipurpose Slope Vehicle," the MPV features a unique interior with a flat floor that allows it to carry a bicycle or wheelchair. The bizarre-looking Aibou, on the other hand, represents Honda's first children's car and is described as an "exciting new movement that expands one's world and connects the 'heart' with family and friends."