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.”