Even though production of the Honda S2000 ceased in 2009, a ‘brand new’ example was just sold by a Honda dealership in Australia.
Local publication CarAdvice discovered the anomaly in local sales reports with Honda Australia director Stephen Collins confirming than an unused S2000 had indeed been sold by a New South Wales dealer where it was used solely as a showroom vehicle.
The S2000 in question is said to be a 2007 model year example meaning it is an AP2 model. Unlike the original, the AP1, the second-generation S2000’s naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine didn’t rev to 9,000 rpm and instead cut off at 8,200 rpm. Nevertheless, the engine still delivers an impressive 177 kW (237 hp) in Australian-spec, providing it with similar performance to entry-level Porsche Boxster models of the time.
It isn’t known how much the buyer of this S2000 paid but when launched locally, the model started at $73,590 ($54,850).