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Honda S2000


It’s third lucky for Honda’s roadster. The has tweaked the suspension settings on the twice before, but the latest make this the most version yet. However, showing its age.

Fans the unique engine, excellent and incredible reliability, but poor and a cramped cabin still it’s an extrovert choice. At it’s not cheap, either.

heard of the Invisible Man – now meet the facelift! The revised Honda is out now, but you’ll have to get under its skin to appreciate the

Engineers have concentrated on the uncommunicative steering and edgy so cosmetic alter­ations are kept to a

All that identifies the latest from the outside is a fresh set of alloy wheels. Inside, the of the headrest has been redesigned to rollover protection, while you get a of three new trim colours – but about it.

The ‘same again’ styling is no bad because the S2000 is both and distinctive. The only trouble is, the is beginning to appear dated.

instruments and quirky switchgear set the apart from the competition, yet cramped and unrefined. The simple hood still has one of the fastest mech­anisms in the business, though, and the VTEC engine thrives on just like before.

To tame the S2000’s wild the maker now fits Vehicle Assist as standard, while the has undergone wholesale changes. The new is identical to that on the Japan-only S model, and boasts retuned and uprated springs.

Honda has revamped the suspension before, as part of revisions in and 2004. And the good news is the changes appear to have the trick this time. The has more weight and it now inspires confidence. The rear end also more planted, and the stability steps in if you get too carried away.

As a drivers will be much giving the screaming engine a work-out and pushing hard in the without wor­rying about it them back.

Honda S2000

Thankfully, the rifle-bolt action of the manual gearbox hasn’t harmed; it remains one of the best on any car. The stubby lever is positioned, and changing ratios is an delight.

However, you can’t thinking that the modifications all come a bit late for the S2000 – the will celebrate its ninth later this year. no doubt the facelift is a success, but the looks expensive, and its raw appeal makes it an acquired taste.

Key specs

* Price: £28,600

* 2.0-litre 4cyl, 237bhp

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