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Honda S2000 drives off into the sunset

Follows decision to scrub new NSX supercar

by on Jan.26, 2009

Honda's S2000 is ready to drive off

Honda's S2000 is ready to drive off

Wrapping up a 10-year run, Honda’s S2000 roadster will drove off into the automotive sunset at the end of the 2009 model-year. The announcement follows the Japanese automaker’s decision to scrub the launch of an all-new NSX supercar.

Hailed by some, hated by others, the S2000 was a high-revving 2-seater that was originally intended as a short-run celebration of Honda’s 50th anniversary. It became notably popular on the local motor sports circuit, especially after the introduction of the S2000 CR – or club racer – edition.

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