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The Japanese based automaker Honda still has plans of offering a successor of the iconic S2000 as the model in question is expected to use an advanced powertrain.

Despite introducing the so-called S1000 not too long ago, which is basically a miniature rear mid-engine and rear-wheel drive sports car, Honda is still looking towards the development of a true successor for the S2000. The iconic sports car is believed to follow in the footsteps of the Acura NSX and get a high-tech powertrain under its hood, which will be basically combining the four-cylinder turbocharged internal combustion engine along with the two electric motors.

Rumor has it that the petrol burner will be powering the rear wheels while the electric motors will be sending their power to the front axle, resulting in an all-wheel drive layout and also the possibility of driving with zero emissions, but for short distances. The internal combustion engine which may be used on the upcoming sports car is either the new 1.5 liter four-cylinder turbocharged unit or even the 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged, found on the current Civic Type R, which may be detuned if used.

The unit might be connected to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. We have no exact date for when the new Honda S2000 will hit the market but rumor has it that this may happen sometimes next year or even in 2017. Additional details on the sports car are limited at this time and will be announced once it will be ready for the public.

Source: Motoring