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Honda S2000

£34,000

Year

Engine Capacity

Exterior Colour

Interior Colour

2005

1997cc

Nurburgring Blue

Suzuka Blue

     he 1960’s saw Honda take on the highly competitive European sports car market with the S360, the ‘S’ meaning sport, of course. This charmingly simple two seater was one of the first four-wheeled offerings from the Japanese manufacturer that had up to this point been known mainly for motorcycles. 

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By the early 90's Honda's engines had started to make a name for themselves in Formula 1, first with Williams, then McLaren. The consumer would reap the benefit with the introduction of the 'Type R' series. The red Honda badge would make its way onto the NSX, EK9 Civic, DC2 Integra and the Accord - all of which would achieve cult following. A track record of performance legends had emboldened Honda to re-enter the sports roadster market.  

 

Enter the S2000. Launched in 1999, it was everything a fast Honda should be; fast, practical and bulletproof. To quote Chief Engineer Shigeru Uehara "You will be surprised to know that we had very little input from the marketing people. This was a deliberate move, as we wanted to create something to please us as an engineering team, rather than try and please everyone.”  

Stringent emission laws and a hefty tax levied on large displacement engines in Japan led to groundbreaking developments at Honda. High performance, small displacement engines was the name of the game. There’s even an entire car culture surrounding the movement - Kei cars. Physically small in stature with a 660cc limit, capable of producing as much as 63bhp from factory in naturally aspirated form - and that’s before they started strapping turbo's to them! 

By mounting the engine behind the front wheels and sending power down to a Torsen limited slip differential, Honda achieved a perfect 50/50 weight distribution. Honda's own proprietary variable valve timing system - designated V-TEC, works witchcraft on the naturally aspirated in-line 4 cylinder 2.0 litre F20C engine. Revving to a staggering 9000 rpm and an impressive 240bhp and 208 N⋅m of torque, the V-TEC engages at the 5,500-6,000 rpm range, booting an otherwise sedate and frugal 2.0 litre engine into a chest beating rampage. All this, whilst being more reliable than gravity!  

Journalists praised the S2000's minimalist styling, value for money and entirely useable power - the F1 inspired digital dash was another nice nod to their Formula 1 roots. The only real criticism highlighted the tail happy nature of the car. Well, what did we expect from the lead designer of the NSX and Integra Type R? This slippery roadster was, in true Honda fashion, further improved upon in 2004 with the face-lifted AP2 generation of the S2000.

The AP2 facelift was launched in 2004 and along with some minor cosmetic changes to the lights, the AP2 saw the wheels grow to a staggered 17 inches and a revised suspension geometry set-up, including a more rigid front subframe and new dampers and spring rates to reduce the oversteer and improve stability.

 

Honda had created one of the most forgiving yet nimble sports cars on the market, winning over a dozen awards from journalistic publications and industry heavy hitters. In motorsport it won its class at the Nurburgring 24hr - It seems rather fitting then that this example is presented in Nurburgring Blue Metallic! 

Miles

Transmission

Roof

Previous Owners

7,200

Manual

Electric 

1 Owner

Specification:

2005 Honda S2000 

AP2 Facelift

F20C V-Tec DOHC Engine

First Registered: 11/05/2005

Mileage: 7200 miles

1 Owner From New

Capacity: 1997cc

Nurburgring Blue Metallic Paint

Suzuka Blue Leather Interior

17” Alloy Wheels 

Electric Folding Roof

Electric Wing Mirrors

Digital Dashboard 

Electric Start Button

Soft Top Vanity Cover

Radio CD Player

Air Conditioning

Heated Door Mirrors 

Heated Rear Screen

Headlight Adjust

Headlight Cleaning System

Torsen Limited Slip Differential

Front Air Bags

Purchased new for a very reasonable £22,923.00, this Nurburgring Blue AP2 S2000 has spent its entire life as part of a large collection. The S2000 has been garaged and on battery maintainers when not in use and taken out only for spirited blasts through the mountain roads. The immaculate body work, interior and incredibly low mileage make this one of the finest examples in the country.

Prior to delivery the S2000 will pass through our workshop and undergo a thorough list of pre-sale preparation work, including: 

Carry Out Major Service, Change Brake Fluid, Change Coolant, Carry Out A/C Service, Replace All Tyres, Replace N/S/R Wheel Centre Cap, Carry Out Wheel Refurbish, Repaint Front Bumper.

In addition to carrying out these service items, the vehicle will undergo our full future-proofing program. The underside will be thoroughly washed clean of contaminants, before a final application of protective clear cavity wax to ensure the bodywork is protected before being carefully reassembled and enjoyed for years to come.

The car will be handed over to the new owner with all original tools, spare keys, service wallet, handbooks, manuals, document file and new 1 year MOT.

Please enquire with Barney for full details of this Immaculate Honda S2000.

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