- it's rear wheel drive w/ a limited slip differential
- it has a shifter that is talked about in car magazines
- the hood is aluminum
- it was built from the ground up as a roadster (minimal vibrations in the cabin aka cowl shake)
- it does 0-60 in under 6 seconds
- the car is classified SCCA Solo II "A Stock" along with the NSX, M3, 911, Supra Turbo.
- the exhaust note is thrilling, especially when revved to 8250
- Honda reliability along with a tastefully designed interior
- it makes 240 horsepower
- the power train is warrantied for 3 more years of 100K miles.
Honda went all out with the S2000--so much so that typical performance mods (intake, exhaust, etc) provide no gains. In other words, this car was tuned at the factory. I think this alone says volumes about what the S2000 is all about.
Before I test drove it, I had made up my mind that I would never own a high-strung VTEC car again after owning a Honda prelude. But, in hindsight--I feel very good about my choice. It is literally a track car you can drive on the public streets. In other words--its a go-kart with a stereo, and A/C
- tweater position - i wish honda would have spent a little more time and positioned the tweaters for a proper sound stage. the audio is imbalanced, and its rather annoying to know why.
- rear view mirror - since the car sits so low to the ground, it seems as if everyone has their high beams on you all of the time. a proper auto-dimming rear view mirror would seem appropriate
- key - there is no option for an integrated key/remote
- smart headlights - i wish the car would turn off the headlights by themselves when the vehicle is locked.