Changes Are Coming to Honda S2000 Hybrid

Oct. 1, 2015, 6:25 p.m.

The brand new replacement of Honda's hybrid will definitely be the S2000 roadster equipped with a 1.5L turbo offering a total power output of 300bhp.The successor the Honda S2000 roadsters will be introduced in 2018.

Previously this year the replacement was introduced as Baby NSX that would be a mid-mounted Civic Type R version offering a 2.0L turbocharged 40cylinder engine. However, certain changes were provided by Honda to the future S2000 hybrid - the engine was downsized to a 1.5L turbo one with electric motor assistance generating about 300bhp.

The major rivals are the Audi TT, Porsche Cayman, BMW Z4, Alfa Romeo 4C that will appear along with Honda S2000 successor during 3 years. There were made drastic changes in the model's design as well. The original S2000 version offered only a roadster, right now Honda will offer a coupe.

The target price tag for Honda S2000 hybrid will start at PS50,000. The sales will start in the US, Australia and Europe markets.