Είχαμε γράψει και παλαιότερα ότι η Honda δεν προέβλεπε να βγάλει στην παραγωγή τον αντικαταστάτη του πετυχημένου S2000. Σήμερα αυτές οι φήμες ήρθαν να επιβεβαιωθούν με τον ποιο επίσημο τρόπο. Η Honda λοιπόν, ανακοίνωσε ότι φέτος θα είναι η τελευταία χρονιά που θα παραχθεί το S2000. Η γενιά MY2009 θα κλείσει τον κύκλο παραγωγής του πετυχημένο roadster μετά από 10 χρόνια, σκορπίζοντας στεναχώρια σε πολλούς φίλους της Honda και της αυτοκίνησης γενικότερα, αφού το ιαπωνικό coupe ήταν ένα από τα αγαπημένα αυτοκίνητα για τους φίλους της βελτίωσης.

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2009 Will Be Final Model Year of Production for Honda S2000

The 2009 Honda S2000 will be the final model year produced of the award-winning roadster, Honda announced today. First introduced in 1999 for the 2000 model year, the S2000 helped define its segment with class-leading handling, engine technology and value. Originally envisioned as a limited-edition tribute to Honda’s 50th anniversary, S2000 production was extended in response to customer demand and critical acclaim.

“The S2000 is a sports car designed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “It raised the bar for all future roadsters, and it’s already considered a classic by many Honda fans.”

As a true sports car that can serve as a practical and fun daily driver yet feel equally at home on a racetrack, this concept further evolved with a club racer-inspired S2000 CR trim, first offered in the 2008 model year. The S2000 has been honored with multiple awards through the years, including four appearances on Car and Driver Magazine’s coveted “10-Best” list.

The S2000 is sold in 64 countries around the world with cumulative world-wide sales of over 110,000 since its introduction in 1999. Over 65,000 S2000s have been sold in the United States since 1999.