Honda may unveil S2000 EV later this year

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The Honda S2000 rumour mill is again turning as the company gears up to celebrate its 75th anniversary this fall.

Given that the roadster was initially created to mark its 50th anniversary, it’s safe to say that there’s a lot of excitement and anticipation surrounding what Honda has in store for this milestone occasion.

According to Car Magazine’s latest report, Honda is set to “stun the world with its first electric sports car” later this year. The publication suggests that the model will utilize the brand-new e:N architecture, and boast a rear-mounted electric motor. There has also been talk of a potential Type R variant, with Honda’s Kotaro Yamamoto stating that “Type R stands for racing. It’s pleasure transported. An electric car can deliver this, and a Type R is not obligated to use a combustion engine.”

While not much information is available, Honda teased two electric sports cars last year when they announced plans to launch 30 EVs globally by 2030. At the time, the company did not provide many details, but one is believed to be a “specialty” vehicle while the other is a “flagship” model. The latter is considered the next-generation Acura/Honda NSX, while the former could be the rumoured S2000 revival.

If the rumours are true, we can expect to learn more later this year. However, any possible S2000 EV will likely have to compete with Porsche’s 718 Boxster EV.

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