Designed by Shigeru Uehara, the Honda S2000 is a special roadster model because it was created in time to celebrate the Japanese automobile manufacturer’s 50th anniversary. Launched in 1999, the S2000 is a two-door roadster with an FMR layout in production until 2009. As a concept, the S2000 was unveiled in 1995 at the Tokyo Motor Show, named after a two-litre engine displacement much the tradition of roadsters back in the day like the S800, S600, and S500.
Until the Ferrari 458 came along, the S2000 was the record-holder for the highest horsepower for every litre for a NA piston road production vehicle. The S2000 held this record 10 years. Over the years that it was in production, the S2000 underwent several revisions, including engine and suspension changes, gearbox upgrades, and interior and exterior overhauls. There are two official variants to the S200: the AP1 and AP2. The AP1 refers to the initial launch model, while the AP2 is used for cars produced starting mid-2003.
In 2009, the Honda S2000 was released with a limited version model packing a 2.0 litre 240PS 9000 rpm VTEC engine just for the European market to commemorate the end of the car’s production. Unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show, the S2000 Ultimate Edition also include a removable hard top, Grand Prix White-coloured body, red leather in the interiors, and graphite-coloured alloy wheels.