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asshat99

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+1 for F1, they really good and enjoy them also.

They kark exspensive for my car, 265/35/19 rear is R3800 a piece and front is 235/40/19 around R3200 a piece,
The GYs have an interesting drop off in grip with temperature - that seems to coincide with highveld winter temperatures. Can do easy tail slides on winter mornings. The Potenzas were not affected in this temperature range.
 

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Good local page with some local s2k content.
 

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The Honda S2000 To Return As A New Custom One-Off To Remind Everyone It's An Icon

The good news is that the Honda S2000 is coming back, from Honda, next year. The disappointing news is that’s it’s only a custom updated one-off to celebrate the iconic roadster’s 20th anniversary.

Hoping S2000 prices would slip down anytime soon? Fat chance, loser. Honda is doing its best to remind everyone just how special its old roadster is, and it’s building a super special one for January’s upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon.

This bespoke S2000 will feature an updated look, according to details from Road And Track, Car And Driver, and others, with an updated lower intake that makes it look almost exactly like a Toyota 86 from the front for some reason. The side sills, rear spoiler, and fenders have all also been reworked, and the suspension has been updated to something a little more modern than what they had back when the car was in production.

This one will be an AP1 chassis, which was produced from 1999 to 2003 before the original car underwent significant production changes.

The interior also gets an updated radio system, though it’s unclear if any other upgrades have been made. There are red seats, and the car sits on 17-inch Advan RZ2 shiners.

 

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Oh my word, there's a new Honda S2000

There'll be a modified S2000 20th Anniversary at the Tokyo Auto Salon. Swoon

We weren’t quite ready for this. The Honda S2000 is making a comeback, and we’ll see the fruits of said comeback at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January.

Now, we suspect it’s not a proper production thing. It’s the work of Honda Access, the company’s accessories arm, and it’s a celebration of the S2000’s 20th birthday. Don’t we all feel old.

It’s called the S2000 20th Anniversary Prototype, and the suspicion is that it previews a few cosmetic updates for existing S2000 owners to apply to their car, perhaps as part of the birthday party they throw for it. We’re told there’s a sharper body kit, upgraded suspension and a new stereo. Which means its highly strung 2.0-litre engine has almost certainly stayed untouched.


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Honda S2000 to get new parts

Honda S2000 to get 'official' upgrade kit in 2020

Honda has thrilled some of its most loyal followers with the S2000, but now it's announcing new accessories for the company's cult car. To celebrate 20 years since its debut, Honda’s will offer a range of new bits for the S2000, set to be revealed at the Tokyo auto show in January 2020.

All these new S2000 parts are official Honda specification upgrades and won’t affect the value of running cars – which are amongst the most revered of all Japanese sportscars, especially in South Africa.

Tallying the S2000 upgrade accessories are styling, suspension and infotainment bits. The roadster’s exterior is enhanced by a revised front bumper, whilst inside there is a better audio system, which should include contemporary device synching and streaming media features.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of Honda’s S2000 upgrade kit, is the mention of a suspension modification. Although Honda is being coy about exact detail of the suspension improvements, which will only be officially detailed at the show car’s debut in a month, it should make the S2000 even more agile. With the automotive industry obsessing about autonomous driving and electrified drivetrains, why is Honda bothering to release an upgrade kit for a car which ceased production in 2009? The answer is that heritage helps a brand.

 

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The miraculous seamless bumper that comes with the side wings attached.

New radio might be cool though.

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"New Honda s2000" versus "s2000 to get new parts". Well done to Cars.co.za for avoiding childish click bait and lies. They produce some intelligent articles without the pressure of pleasing the advertisers like a certain other publication.
 
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so let me ask this, do you guys agree with this guy about what he says about Honda's sports cars?
(from 9:29)

 

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He must be a pretty bad mechanic if he thinks the F20C (longitudinal engine) has anything to do with civic or odyssey engines. And pretty deaf if he thinks an s2000 sounds like a civic. And pretty out of touch if he thinks that people looking at USD30k-40k sports cars are looking at 20 year old s2000s or cross shopping with ferrari.

I don't really take the opinion of people who think cars have 'souls' very seriously. That is just a cheap way of getting around having to explain rationally why you like something.

Just a edgy opinion by a neck beard trying to be engaging and contrarian.
 

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The odyssey is pretty cool for a van though. I like the intercom and integrated vacuum cleaner. Pity you don't get it in SA. Maybe our resident Jesse and big dreamer carstensdj can do a head to head comparison next time he is in 'texas' to compare 'track feel and engagement' and all.
 

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so let me ask this, do you guys agree with this guy about what he says about Honda's sports cars?
(from 9:29)

I totally agree with Car Wizard.

Honda is overrated AF.

There are way nicer MX-5s than than the Honda MX-2000
 

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The odyssey is pretty cool for a van though. I like the intercom and integrated vacuum cleaner. Pity you don't get it in SA. Maybe our resident Jesse and big dreamer carstensdj can do a head to head comparison next time he is in 'texas' to compare 'track feel and engagement' and all.
wasn't the odyssey van brought here for some time.
saw one on gumtree so it must be true.

 

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The Two Most Iconic Honda S2000s In Fast And Furious Were The Same Car!?

Both The Fast and the Furious and 2 Fast 2 Furious prominently featured one of the best sports cars ever made, the Honda S2000. It was black in the first movie and pink with pink underglow in the second. But in reality, the two were apparently the same car???

These are revelations gleaned from the latest Craig Lieberman video, who served as technical director on the first two Fast and Furious movies. The black S2000 in the first movie, driven by Johnny Tran, was said to have “over 100 grand [in modifications] under the hood.” In real life, it was naturally aspirated during filming. No supercharger (which was only installed after the first movie) and no nitrous.

As Lieberman tells it, they needed a car for Tran and wound up renting it from its owner. That owner happened to be RJ de Vera, who played Danny Yamato. You’ll remember de Vera’s character as the video game-playing racer at the very beginning of The Fast and the Furious. For that first movie, the S2000 had a set of Andrew Racing Mesh wheels, but in the second movie, it was wearing a set of RO_JA “GTM” wheels that belonged to de Vera.

Because, yes, the same S2000 was used as Suki’s car in 2 Fast 2 Furious. It was almost a Toyota MR2 Spyder, but then that fell through at the last second, so the production team bought the one that was used in the first movie and painted it pink. The inside was also upholstered in pink bathroom carpet, because why not.


 
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