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but as a testing ground. Of machines.” 50 -Soichiro honda Th e r e e x i st s a d i r e c t l i n e .“the best place to learn is at the highest level. of course. . F r o m t e st t r ac k to r ac e t r ac k . F ro m o n e in novation to the next. All in pursu it of an ideal. using the pressure of competition to make our engineers better able to create innovative designs for our production vehicles. YEARS It is an ongoing experiment begun more than 50 years ago: the idea of using the world’s premier race circuits as not only a means to fill trophy cases. but also of people.

. honda has gone on to dominate the competitive worlds of grand prix motorcycle and motocross racing. by the honda’s racing heritage includes over 70 formula One T very engineers who helped Honda become a leader in racing. the S2000 perfectly Grand Prix victories. d i st i l l e d i nto fo u r w h e e l s a n d a n e n g i n e . passion and exhilaration that are integral parts of Honda marks the 2nd year in a row motorsports. long associated with the Japanese Grand Prix. innovations that were honed on honda engines powered every race car at the indy 50 0. Developed at Suzuka. for the 2nd year in a row. 2007 evokes the pride.R and the track take street-legal form in the fantastically fun-to-drive S2000. Beginning with a historic victory at the isle of man TT race in 1961. Defying conventional limitations.I t i s t h e c o l l e c t i v e w i s d o m g a i n e d t h r o u g h 5 0 y e a r s of c h e c k e r e d f l ag s . there wasn’t a single enginerelated problem in the race.

Its removable hardtop may be the most obvious change. Its combination of firmer suspension. Introducing the latest evolution in applied passion: the S2000 CR. quicker steering ratio and fully functional front and rear spoilers further strengthens the indelible connection between driver. vehicle and road. t h e r e a r e . s2000 cR shown in apex blue pearl. .the new s2000 CR CR club racer Th e r e i s n o e n d p oi n t t o t hi s l i n e . m i l e s t o n e s w i t h w hi c h t o m e a s u r e p r o g r e s s . stiffer body. but scratch the surface and you’ll find a vehicle that is the closest incarnation of Honda’s racing know-how to date. ho w e v e r .

r e t u n e d a n d r e fi t t e d t o i n c r e a s e t h e v e hi c l e ’ s a l r e a d y l e g e n d a r y t r a c k . .* removed. The rear spoiler’s unique Without a power-folding soft S u s p e n sio n c hanges Featuring a combined increase design smooths airflow over top.765 lbs.r e s t y l e d . the cr’s Potenza RE070 tires provide super-sticky cornering. – a full 99 lbs. air conditioning or audio like stiffer dampers of 20mm to the rear tire width. increase the CR’s lateral pattern than the base S20 0 0. sportier exhaust note. the cr weighs in at a a higher spring rate and a more aggressive tread lean 2. and with its hardtop and stabilizer bars and a high-performance compound reduce lift by up to 70%.w o r t h y p e r fo r m a n c e . t h e n e w ho n d a s 2 0 0 0 CR r e p o s i t io n s t h e l i n e b e t w e e n a u t o m o t i v e d r e a m a n d a u t o m o t i v e r e a Li t y. the vehicle and helps to system. s2000 cr shown in apex blue pearl. * When compared to S2000 standard model. lighter than the standard s2000. A revised exhaust silencer gives the CR a throatier. acceleration.

s2000 cr interior shown in exclusive yellow/black fabric.9:1 to 13.6mm and given a shorter throw. The unique aluminum shifter has been shortened by 12.8:1 for designed to hold your body an improved on-center feel.A unique rear BODY brace located behind the roll-bar cowlings increases the vehicle’s rear suspension lateral rigidity by 18% and vertical rigidity by 94%. while maneuvering.* * When compared to S2000 standard model. .* CR interior The steering rack has been deep-bolstered seats with stiffened and steering ratio yellow and black fabric are dropped from 14.

s2000 shown in chicane silver r t ho s e w ho b e l i e v e t h at t h e s ho rt e st d i sta n c e b e t w e e n t wo p oi nt s r e p r e s e nt s a c o m p l e t e l ac k of i m ag i n at io n . .

set low and behind the front suspension. improved directional stability and quicker turns.Five decades of designing and building racing cars and motorcycles has taught t h e b a l a n c i n g a c t of 51 Honda engineers the value of centralizing a vehicle’s mass. better tire 49 contact with the road. The resulting balanced weight distribution translates into less cornering pitch. the position of the engine and drivetrain helps the s2000 achieve its near perfect weight balance. . precise cornering.

Revolutionary VTEC R design means there’s no compromise between low. The S2000’s high-revving. 260 240 220 237 HP @ 7800 RPM 200 180 160 140 162 LB-FT @ 6800 RPM 120 100 80 60 40 20 0 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 .2-liter engine produces power that belies its displacement. Whatever the engine speed. power and efficiency are always optimized.and high-rpm performance. 2. it has one of the world’s highest horsepower-per-liter measurements for a naturally aspirated engine. In fact.237 horsepower d e s i g n e d to r e i m ag i n e t h e r e l at io n s hi p b e t w e e n s i z e a n d p ow e r .

s2000 shown in rio yellow pearl. .

. AI aluminum e n g i n e e r i n g t h at ho l d s t r u e t o a s i m p l e fo r m u l a : l e s s w e i g h t e q u a l s l e s s w a i t. this is achieved with technology like a narrow dohc design with a spaceefficient silent-chain primary drive and gear-driven secondary drive. helped us develop an engine that is as lightweight as possible. Also helping reduce friction are roller-bearing cam followers. These and countless other tricks. The pistons are super-light forged alloy. like hollowing out the camshafts so they double as lubrication paths for the VTEC drivetrain. pistons feature a reduced skirt minimize drag and reduce internal losses. cylinder head and oil pan are aluminum alloy. Cylinder liners are fiber-reinforced metal. The engine block. the s20 0 0’s engine is surprisingly compact considering its power output.

The limited-slip differential ensures continuous application of power to the rear wheels. .045 3 1. Shift throws are short and direct. making the vehicle more responsive and increasing the driver’s feel for the road. The transmission and entire drivetrain were designed to be as lightweight as possible. especially when cornering. s2000 shown in New Formula red.133 2 2. s i x w e l l.c ho s e n g e a r r at io s h e l p e n s u r e t h at p ow e r f low f r o m e n g i n e to w h e e l s lo s e s n ot hi n g i n t r a n s l at io n . with double.The shifter is mounted directly on top of the transmission case to help eliminate play in the linkage and provide optimum feel when changing gears.161 5 0.942 6 0.and triple-cone synchronizers helping reduce the effort.481 4 1. gear ratios 1 3 5 2 4 6 R 6-speed manual 1 3.763 The S2000’s close-ratio gearing ensures strong performance in every gear.

The S2000’s monocoque body and high X-bone frame supply torsional rigidity higher than that found in many hardtopped sports cars. Diagonally braced front and rear bulkheads help bring the frame members together into a strong. but is usually sacrificed to deliver the fun of an open-top roadster. direct road feel. The high door sills and central tunnel add an extra dimension to the traditionally flat 2-D frame. o n t h e i s s u e of c o m p r o m i s i n g p e r fo r m a n c e fo r t h e f u n of a n o p e n t o p. beam-like structure. The result is super-sharp handling and immediate. subframes.the central frame ties into diagonal a large central tunnel “x-braces” that then serves as the backbone connect directly and main load-bearing to the suspension structure for the s2000. w e w e r e q u i t e r i g i d a n d u n y i e l d i n g . dramatically boosting torsional rigidity. Body rigidity is crucial to good handling. s2000 shown in rio yellow pearl. .

. the s2000’s compact “in-wheel” suspension design results in higher rigidity and allows for a low. quick laps are more about consistent control than sheer power.inspired mec hanics hold it t ig ht. p i c k you r l i n e and race.fully independent double wishbone suspension at each corner features ideal geometry for more linear response to driver input. aerodynamic hoodline. a low center of gravity and ideal geometry. sharing many features with road-racing suspensions. As any racer will tell you. coil springs and stabilizer bars combine for superior road holding. Gas-pressurized shocks. The S2000’s double wishbone suspension is designed to deliver. highly rigid construction. minimal unsprung weight. These include a compact layout.

wrapped in genuine leather. . q u i c k e r r e a d s . but by no means last. connection to a formula one-inspired the shift lever is constructed of a lightweight aluminum alloy. t h e h a l l m a r k s of a c o c k p i t b u i l t fo r p e r fo r m a n c e . w i t h f e w e r d i s t r a c t io n s .the push-button ignition is your first. experience.

including 4 integrated into the roll bars. .The power convertible top is easy to drop. 8 speakers s2000 interior shown in black leather. Standard model interior may vary from pictured interior. the acrylic aero screen keeps wind buffeting in check. and has a glass rear window. the audio system features 8 speakers. too.

.s2000 shown in chicane silver metallic.

7 49.6/26. ­accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Maintenance Minder. The XM name is a registered trademark of XM Satellite Radio Inc. Subscription fee is consumer only.9 5. ft.) Legroom (in.) Cargo Volume (cu. front/rear) 28. 2nd: 2. Specifications. ft. See your Honda dealer for details. Installation costs and other fees and taxes may apply after initial trial period. 4th: 1.8 162. Some features mentioned herein are not available in all areas. Ltd. XM service only available in the 48 contiguous United States.8/11. Honda.2 50.6 44. in ­colors. front/rear) 49/51 49/51 EPA Mileage Estimates 1­/CapacitIES City/Highway 18/25 18/25 Crankcase (qt.481.1:1 11.8 34.3 50. Use for comparison purposes only.5 P215/45 R17 87W / P255/40 R17 94W Safety 3-Point Seat Belts with Automatic Tensioning System Driver’s and Passenger’s Seat Belt Reminder Dual Front Airbags (SRS) Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Side-Impact Door Beams Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) Vehicle Stability Assist T (VSAR ) with Traction Control Brake Assist Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Immobilizer Theft-Deterrent System • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Exterior Features Remote Entry System with Trunk Release • Electrically Powered Soft Top with Molded Convertible Cover • Removable Hardtop Glass Rear Window with Defroster • Dual-Outlet Exhaust • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors • High-Intensity Discharge Headlights (HID) • Lightweight Alloy Wheels Silver Aluminum Hood • Front Underbody Spoiler Rear Wing Spoiler • • • • • • Gray • • • • • • • available with Audio • • • • • • • • available with Audio • • • • Seating AM/FM/CD Audio System with 8 Speakers.2 13..0/17 x 8.0 0 0Mile Limited Powertrain Warranty.0 8.2 50. Reverse: 2. Secondary Gear Redu­ction: 1.. Lock-to-Lock Steering Ratio Power-Assisted Ventilated Front Disc/ Solid Rear Disc Brakes (in. or used under a valid license.) Hiproom (in.5 • • • 2. Honda Care. May vary with driving conditions.) Shoulder Room (in. See the owner’s manual for more details. without notice or ­obligation. 1 Based on 2008 EPA mileage estimates.0 44. 5-Year/60.) 5. Do not compare to models before 2008.0 Instrumentation Digital Instrument Panel with Clock Tachometer Exterior Temperature Indicator Maintenance Minder T System Interior measurements Headroom (in. @ rpm) 162 @ 6800 162 @ 6800 Redline (rpm) 8000 8000 Bore and Stroke (mm) 87. 6th: 0. Honda Financial Services is a DBA of ­American Honda Finance Corporation.942.9:1 2.9 Coolant System (qt.. so Honda strongly ­recommends that you do not carry any child in this car.1 11.8 5. 5th: 0.1:1 Valve Train 16-Valve DOHC VTECR 16-Valve DOHC VTEC Multi-Point Fuel Injection • • Drive-by-WireT Throttle System • • CARB Emissions Rating LEV-2 LEV-2 Direct Ignition System with Immobilizer • • 100K +/– Miles No Scheduled Tune-Ups* • • Body-Colored Roll-Bar Cowlings Impact-Absorbing Body-Colored Bumpers • 2-Speed/Intermittent Windshield Wipers • Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission Gear Ratios: 1st: 3. Although descriptions are believed to be correct.0 x 90. Including 4 Integrated Roll-Bar Speakers • Yellow/Black Fabric • available with A/C • • • • • with Peak Power Indicator • • 34.-ft. . c 2007 American Honda Motor Co. or the individual copyright owner of such images. Vehicle Stability Assist.. parts subject to normal wear and replacement.4 13. features. front/rear) 27.) Passenger Volume (cu.8 /11.5 P215/45 R17 87W / Bridgestone Potenza RE050 Tires (front/rear) P245/40 R17 91W Bridgestone Potenza RE070 Tires (front/rear) 17 x 7.800.8 5. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle. It is a violation of federal law to reproduce these images without express written permission from American Honda Motor Co. VSA and VTEC are trademarks of Honda Motor Co..Engineering S2000 S2000 CR Exterior Features (continued) S2000 S2000 CR Engine Type In-Line 4-Cylinder In-Line 4-Cylinder Engine Block/Cylinder Head Aluminum-Alloy Aluminum-Alloy Fiber-Reinforced Metal (FRM) Cylinder Walls • • Displacement (cc) 2157 2157 Horsepower @ rpm (SAE net) 237 @ 7800 237 @ 7800 Torque (lb.0 x 90. American Honda Motor Co.  4 3-Year/ 36. the H-mark symbol. See your owner’s manual for more details. materials and models.045. Inc.133. Final Drive: 4.. Inc. Ordinary maintenance or adjustments. See your Honda dealer for terms and conditions of the limited warranties. The passenger’s airbag poses serious risks to children.4 Rear Body Brace Electric Power-Assisted Rack-and-Pinion Steering (EPS) Steering Wheel Turns.0 44. Some vehicles may be shown with optional equipment..7 49. including a one-time activation fee.161.0 /17 x 8. front/rear) 17 x 7. specifications.2 Required Fuel Premium Unleaded Premium Unleaded *Does not apply to fluid and filter changes.7 87. All fees and programming subject to change. Bin-2 and ILEV certification as of May 2007.0 0 0Mile Limited Warranty. accessories.0 162. 3rd: 1. reserves the right to make changes at any time.) 2864 2765 (without Hardtop) 2813 (with Hardtop) 2855 (with AC & Audio) Weight Distribution (%.) Curb Weight (lbs.0 Fuel (gal.3 50.6 14. All images contained herein are either owned by American Honda Motor Co.763.  2 Required XM radio monthly subscription R sold separately after 90-day trial period.1 Alloy Wheels (in..  3 EPA Tier-2. reflecting the new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models.7 Compression Ratio 11.. Subscriptions subject to Customer Agreement available at xmradio.  Always use seat belts.) 8.208 Torque-Sensing Limited-Slip Differential Comfort & Convenience Engine Start Button Air Conditioning with Air-Filtration System Power Windows and Door Locks Cruise Control Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel Short-Throw Direct Shift Linkage Aluminum Shift Knob Textured Aluminum Pedals Integrated Roll Bars Aero Wind Screen (Rear Wind Deflector) Remote-Operated Audio Controls Center Console Storage Compartment with Lock Beverage Holders (2) 12-Volt Power Outlet Map Lights • • • • • • with Leather • • • • • • • • • • • • High X-Bone Monocoque Frame • • Independent In-Wheel Double Wishbone Suspension with Coil Springs Driver’s Seat with 4-Way Manual Adjustment • Deep-Bolstered Sport Seats Leather-Trimmed • • Audio System Body/Suspension/Chassis Stabilizer Bar (mm.2/ Height (in.) 13.8:1 11. and certain items are excluded. Inc. Available = Optional.) Exterior measurements Length (in.. illustrations and equipment shown in this brochure are based upon the latest ­available information at the time of printing.100.6 44. Inc. Drive-by-Wire.

4 For more information or assistance. XM R Satellite Radio 2 Blue Soft Top Hardtop Hardtop Storage Rack Hardtop Storage Cover 8-Disc CD Changer Ashtray Cargo Net Honda’s legacy of environmental leadership includes worldchanging advances in fuel economy and low-emission and hybrid technology. engineered and tested to meet the same exacting standards as your new vehicle – a high-quality way to make your new Honda one of a kind. Looking beyond government regulations.4 Plus. Honda Financial Services can assist you with the process. service and parts. too.3 and the next-generation Honda FCX hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. comprehensive vehicle and travel protection plan backed by Honda reliability. Please ask your dealer which lease or purchase plan best suits your needs. Honda studies realworld situations to develop new safety technology. . Whether you wish to buy or is6-2ss lease a Honda vehicle. Your dealer’s team of trained technicians is at the ready to help keep your Honda in superb shape.0 0 0-mile New-Vehicle Limited Warranty. Our latest contributions include the natural gas-powered Civic GX. set for production in 2008. Honda cars and trucks are covered by a 5-year/60.is6-3ss S2000 ACCESSORIES: Honda Care R is an affordable. Our cutting-edge engineering and testing facilities in Japan and America help us develop the next generation of safety features and further evolve our Safety for Everyone concept. see your Honda dealer or please give us a call at 1-80 0-33-Honda. Please see your Honda dealer for details. engine Block Heater Titanium Shift Knob Security System Front Underbody Spoiler Trunk Spoiler Wing Spoiler Side Strakes Wheel Locks seatback organizer CAR Cover (cr) Vehicle Dust Cover (S2000) Want your own look? Ask your dealer about Honda Genuine Accessories.000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty. They’re designed. All 20 08 Honda vehicles – and any Honda Genuine Accessories installed at the time of purchase – are covered by the 3-year/36. the world’s cleanest internalcombustion vehicle.