Honda officially confirms that the 2009 S2000 will be the final model-year

Honda announced today that the 2009 Honda S2000 will be the final mode year produced of the award-winning roadster. Honda said that the roadster was originally created as a limited-edition tribute to Honda’s 50th anniversary after which production was extended due to customer demand

“The S2000 is a sports car designed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “It raised the bar for all future roadsters, and it’s already considered a classic by many Honda fans.”

Honda has sold over 65,000 units of the S2000 in the U.S. since 1999. The Japanese automaker sold the roadster in 64 countries around the world with a total of over 110,00 sold since its introduction.

The news kills speculation of a next-generation S2000 based on the Open Study Model Concept shown at the 2008 London Motor Show.