As far as I could remember, I don't think I have ever test driven a Honda before. But I definitely have heard of them from the internet. People joking about Honda drivers, 'Vtec Kincked in Yo', Civic Ricers blah blah blah...
It can be funny sometimes while looking through the memes and the jokes, but let's be respectful towards the company who has been making some seriously great sports cars of all times.
S2000. What a classic I must say. Front engine rear wheel drive with a six speed manual box and a soft drop top. 2-litre 4-cylinder engine packed with 240 bhp without a turbo nor a supercharger. A naturally aspirated engine that can rev all the way to 9000rpm. Don't think there is any other example could quite match the unique recipe of a S2000.
How does it drive?
Like a proper sports car. Sitting position is spot on, the gear shift position is close and similar level to the steering wheel, hence shorter travel for my left hand every time I want to change gears.
The ride was satisfactory because I found it quite uncomfortable on the go. Perhaps the bumpy roads of Hong Kong could be part of the reasons, but it does felt quite hard. Although having the bumpy ride, the seats were not bad. I like them.
I'm afraid during the drive I didn't have a chance to really explore the excitement of Vtec kicking in. Why? It is because the route I have driven was not an opened road and the traffic was very busy. I don't want to put anyone at risk. And driving around the city I barley went over 3rd gear.
Do I like the S2000?
Sure yes! The dashboard, the handling, the steering and the balance of the car drives was good. I would certainly own one some day if I have a chance.
After the drive in the S2000, I don't understand the jokes on the internet anymore. They could still be funny as a joke, but the car is certainly not a joke. It is a proper sports roadster.
Thanks for reading.