- When the S2000 made its first appearance at the 1995 Tokyo show (as the SSM concept), it featured an inline five (5) cylinder engine paired with the automatic transmission from the NSX (but with 5 speeds rather than 4). The inline 5 also had a 2.0L displacement, and retained Honda’s VTEC system
- By the time it was released, the inline 5 was ditched for an inline 4 that revved to a stratospheric 9,000 RPM. This 4 cyl engine (F20C) held the record for the highest specific output of any naturally aspirated production engine in the world (120bhp per liter). It wasn’t dethroned until 10 years later when Ferrari released the 458 with 125bhp per liter. Amazingly, the F20C operates cleanly enough to qualify the S2000 as a Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV)!
- The high redline was achieved with a short stroke, low friction forged pistons and lightweight connecting rods
- The engine is located completely behind the front axle centerline, giving the S2000 a near 50/50 weight distribution. It also featured a close ratio 6spd transmission and a torque-sensing limited slip with a 4.10:1 axle ratio
- The brake pads are made of a highly fade-resistant non-metallic material. The pedal feel and brake bias are tuned for hard braking
- In 2004, Honda increased the stroke of the F20C engine, bumping displacement to 2.2 liters and naming it the F22C. Increasing the stroke increases the piston speed, which increases drag within the engine (since piston movement creates the most friction in an engine). As a result, the redline was lowered to 8200 RPM, although it came with a bump in torque to 162 ft lbs due to the increased displacement. Overall, the new F22C made the thrust between 1000 and 8000 RPM feel slightly stronger than the earlier AP1 models. No longer was everything focused up top above 8000 RPM like it was in the F20C. Overall horsepower output was the same
- Per Honda’s 9/1/04 press release: “There are no changes to the 2005 Honda S2000.”
- A major refresh occurred the year prior (2004), which marked the first year of the AP2 generation. This included an upgrade to the 2.2L engine, a cosmetic face lift, and more
- The following year (2006) was the first year of drive-by-wire and traction control. 2006 also saw an upgraded ECU that could be re-flashed for increased performance (it no longer required a piggyback system or ECU swap). The power rating was revised to 237 hp due to a new hp rating system
- 29k original miles. Rio Yellow Pearl
- 2nd owner
- Garage kept
- New tires and a new top last fall
- Clean Carfax
- Excellent condition, no issues. Runs great and fun to drive
- Ice cold A/C
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