Next-generation Honda S2000 may get V6, close to 300-hp

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything on the next-generation NSX. So, while we wait for some crazy Nurburgring lap times on the supercar from Honda, Road&Track has dug up some info on another high-performing Honda – the next-generation Honda S2000 rumored to be called the S3000.

At first sight, the Open Study Model Concept shown at the 2008 London Motor Show made most of us think “Okay – here is what the next-generation S2000 will look like.” Then Honda disappointed us by saying the car has nothing to do with the S2000 and is a convertible version of a dedicated hybrid CR-Z sports car. Then we heard that the front-engine/front-wheel-drive OSM hints at the next-generation Civic – and the next-generation S2000 will without a doubt be rear-wheel-drive.

According to Road&Track, the OSM will offer the next S2000 some design cues. Spies have recently caught a sports car prototype that resembles the OSM testing around Honda’s R&D headquarters. According to insiders the next-generation S2000 will get a V6 – a brand new 3.0 or a 3.5L from the Acura TL. Output is expected to be close to 300-hp with a 0 to 60 mph time of under 5 seconds.

Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Honda Open Study Model :


Source: Road&Track