- Honda is showing an S2000 prototype at the Tokyo auto salon tuner show to celebrate the car’s 20th anniversary.
- The custom S2000 is based on an AP1-generation car (1999–2003) but has an updated exterior, suspension, and audio system.
- The Tokyo auto salon started on January 10.
UPDATE 1/13/20: Honda has released more images of the 20th Anniversary S2000 prototype at the Tokyo Auto Salon, revealing its interior and more of the exterior.
To celebrate 20 years of the revered S2000, Honda is resurrecting the car as a custom prototype full of exclusive parts that make it look a bit updated. The car is on display at the Tokyo auto salon, and we can only hope that this is a sign that the 9000-rpm screamer will one day make a comeback.
This custom S2000 is based on a car from the AP1 generation (1999–2003), fitted with a modernized bumper, side sills, fenders, and spoiler along with an updated suspension system. The mirrors and windshield surround have been painted black, and the car sits on a set of 17-inch Advan RZ2 wheels.
The interior could is mostly unchanged: the red seats look to be the same as or perhaps only slightly different from the ones in the original S2000. Honda does say that it has an updated audio system, though, and a large, modern touchscreen appears in the center of the dash. Since this is a prototype, these exterior bits could potentially become available for customer purchase—maybe even in the U.S.
This isn’t the first time Honda has brought an S2000 back from the dead to the Tokyo auto salon. In 2013, Honda brought the chromed-out S2000 Modulo Climax to the show, but we’ll be the first to say that car wasn’t as attractive as this one will be.
This story was originally published in December 2019.