A new report on the successor of the popular Honda S2000 is telling us that the new model will be coming with a mid-mounted engine, in a big change.
The Honda S2000 may have left the production line about five years ago, but that doesn’t mean that the Japanese based automaker has forgotten all about it. In fact, the company is currently developing a successor for the popular sports car which will be dropping the front-engine layout in exchange for a mid-engine. According to the guys from Motoring, the model in question should be produced along with the new Honda / Acura NSX in Ohio, at the Performance Manufacturing Center.
The successor of the Honda S2000 is believed to get a revised version of the 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine from the Civic Type-R under its hood, which will be backed up by an electric motor. The total output of the assembly will stand at approximately 365 HP (272 kW), and this will be sent, to the rear-wheel drive, through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission. The sports car is said to be introduced sometimes next year. More details on it remain unknown for the moment.