Stock Honda S2000 AP2 Shows Why People Still Love Them

It’s always nice to remind ourselves of Honda’s popular roadster, especially when the car in question is a low-mileage stock example.

The Honda S2000 is still a much sought-after model thanks to its timeless design, great handling and of course, that screaming, motorcycle-like VTEC engine.

This is why the Japanese roadster holds its value so well on the used market, especially later low-mileage AP2 models offered from 2004 through 2009. US-bound AP2s were powered by a 2.2-litre engine that makes 237hp at 7,800rpm and 162lb ft of torque at 6,800rpm instead of the higher-revving 2.0-litre unit of the original built between 1999 and 2003.

It’s the perfect recipe for a roadster: power goes to the right axle, there’s a naturally aspirated engine up front that loves to rev and which is connected to one of the best manual gearboxes ever made, and has a properly tuned and 50:50 balanced chassis to offer lots of smiles to its driver.

Matt Farah drives a very nice example, with only 44,000 miles, in the rare Bermuda Blue option. Watch the video linked below and then pray to Honda for a successor.

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