I am afraid I have to take issue with some of the comments that have been flying about regarding Honda’s reputation in this country. A rather sizeable group of people have been referring to the Honda range as ‘transport for the elderly’ and other such comments which really fail to do the Honda designers and engineers any kind of justice at all. In fact, I have gone out of my way to prove that this paradigm is simply not the case by discovering one of the most exciting and reasonably priced sports cars available on the market; the Honda S2000.
The new Honda S2000 has already been critically lauded as a cheaper and quicker alternative to the nearest priced Porsche model. It is also just as nimble and sturdy as the Porsche in the corners, so other than the badge on the front of the bonnet, the S2000 is clearly a superior choice to the Porsche. I’m sure that has got the attention of any of the recent Honda naysayers.
As for the ever important looks department, the Honda S2000 is really no slouch at all. The elongated front gives a very commanding look to this sports car and gives a marvellous feeling of a retro Formula 1 car from certain angles. In terms of design, the S2000 seems to be the perfect amalgamation of past and present design, optimised for performance in all counts.
I would recommend the brand new Honda S2000 as the affordable choice for anyone looking to buy a sports car. It certainly has more flair and power than the Mazda MX-5 or the Mazda RX-8 (the nearest competitors in terms of price. It appears Honda have done everything in their power to extinguish the fuddy duddy image of their brand and reinvigorate it with the only way they know how; a rip-roaring Honda S2000 sports car.
Pete Ridgard is a writer and a car enthusiast. Here he talks about his passion for the Honda S2000.