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RUMOR: HONDA CONSIDERING CR-Z-BASED S2000-REPLACING ROADSTER

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RUMOR: HONDA CONSIDERING CR-Z-BASED S2000-REPLACING ROADSTER

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By Mark Kleis

The Honda S2000 was an amazing piece of machinery that soldiered on for years untouched, rivaling other ancient-tech automobiles such as the nearly dead Crown Victoria.

When Honda's revered roadster finally came to an end in 2009 after a decade of being virtually untouched, a piece of Honda's heart and passion died with it. Owners of the S2000 have longed for a viable replacement, not understanding why the Japanese automaker ever let its roadster go so long without an update before finally discontinuing production.

Today Road & Track has suggested that Honda is considering a revival for its legendary drop-top sports car, but with a terrible twist - it will be based on the CR-Z. The idea is that Honda will take the front-wheel drive, hybrid-accommodating platform and first create a sportier model with a higher-output gasoline-only engine combined with some weight less. This first edition would be aimed at the likes of Mazda's MX-5.

Then, according to rumor-based plans, after that model were to become established in the market, Honda would then create a rear-wheel drive derivative with a proper high-output engine which may use some form of hybrid propulsion (think KERS, Ferrari, Porsche, etc).

Whatever the true plans, it appears as if a proper S2000 revival is still years away, if that.

link:

http://www.leftlanenews.com/rumor-honda-considering-cr-z-based-s2000-replacing-roadster.html

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Well the car supposedly had fans? but that's funny because they hardly sold any of them.

If I were Honda I would want to sell cars that take longer than 10 years to amortize on the balance sheet.....if they even did....

Cool car actually. Honda's fan base was never RWD obsessed anyways. This might actually be good for them. A peppy del sol back from the dead!

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CR-Z has become a symbol of Honda's loss of touch with its enthusiast fanbase. A convertible version is pie in their faces. What a cruel joke.

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S2000 is a great car....CRZ roadster...maybe we need to nuke central Ohio...I would die but so would Honda R and D in the USA.

Sad, really....

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