To mark the end of the award winning S2000, Honda will introduce one final version of the S2000 called the Ultimate Edition. The final S2000 retains it’s highly acclaimed 2-liter 9000rpm VTEC engine but sports a different visual. The exterior colour combination with the dark metal alloy wheels and unique black S2000 badging gives a fresh look to the timeless shape of the roadster body.
The white exterior will be matched with a red leather interior and complimented by unique red colouring for stitching on the gear lever gaiter. The shade of the paint evokes the colour first used on Honda’s 1964 F1 car and many sporting models since. Ultimate Editions will be marked out by their unique numbered plaques on the kickplates, denoting their position in the series.
The 2-seater sports car may now be almost 10-years old, but its 240hp 2-litre is still one of the highest output per litre and highest revving engines ever made. In recognition of its incredible power output, the Honda S2000’s engine has won the International Engine of the Year category for 1.8 to 2.2 litre engines five times in its lifetime.
As the name suggests, the Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition will be the last version before global production of the model ceases altogether at the end of June 2009. Since the introduction of the Honda S2000 in 1999 until the end of 2008, Honda has sold 110,673 units worldwide – 19,987 of those in Europe. It’s not yet clear whether the Ultimate Edition will be available to Asian markets or will we see a different Ultimate Edition all together?