Rumormill: Front-wheel drive, hybrid Honda S2000 "replacement" coming in 2012

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Rumormill: Front-wheel drive, hybrid Honda S2000 "replacement" coming in 2012

God dammit car companies, stop it with the sporty hybrids :mad:

Leave some cars alone :cry:

Front-wheel drive? WTF kind of fail is that?

Rumormill: Front-wheel drive, hybrid Honda S2000 "replacement" coming in 2012

The latest reports out of Japan could spell bad news for Honda S2000 enthusiasts the world over. According the Best Car, the rear-wheel drive roadster's replacement will likely ditch Honda's high-revving F20C in favor of the second-generation hybrid drivetrain slated to be fitted to the Accord, and further, the gasoline-electric mill will be driving the front wheels.

Although we've been hearing rumors about the S2000's successor for a few years, Honda hasn't provided any indication about if and where the new model is headed. Best Car contends that the new convertible ? likely to be fitted with a retractable hard-top ? will slot in above the all-new Honda CR-Z due to debut in production form at this year's Tokyo Motor Show. If that's the case, we suspect the next S2000 will be marketed as more of a boulevard cruiser than a back-road bomber, and that could mean that it might be sold as an Acura if it arrives in the States at all. If it does land here badged as a Honda, might we suggest calling it Del Sol instead?

[Source: Best Car via 7Tune]

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So Honda's new S will be everything the old cars weren't, heavy and Fail Wheel Drive?
 

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Honda is dead to me.

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Each successive model they make is more fail then the last.

Mazda is all that's left really, and Nissan to a lesser extent.
 

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+1

Each successive model they make is more fail then the last.

Mazda is all that's left really, and Nissan to a lesser extent.

In a somewhat surprising turn of events Hyundai is the most interesting one right now with their Genesis coupe.
 

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Not surprised, only very disappointed.

Then again, the only reason Honda makes cars is to fund the motorsports and motorcycle divisions, which explains much when applied to this car.
 

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Someone beat me to it but damn that looks like a mazda.

and no comment about the car itself.

This thing makes the dodge demon concept look fucking awesome.
 

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FWD.....S2000.....Does not compute..... You know Honda, not everything has to be a hybrid...
 

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So the S2000 has been at the top of that owner happyness survery for how long? And Honda thought: people love it, so we gotta change as much as possible to make it horrid!

What the ... :? ???
 

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Weren't they going to bring back the NSX as a minivan or something, too?
 

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