S2000 Club Racer

Honda will add yet another new variant to the Honda S2000 model range, called the Honda S2000 Club Racer. A prototype version is currently being displayed at the 2007 New York International Auto Show called the Honda S2000 Club Racer Prototype.

It features a new aerodynamically proven full bodykit which reduces lift, plus a quicker steering ratio, wider rear tyres with grippy Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres, firmer springs and dampers, and larger stabilizer bars. Additional structural bracing has been added to the storage area previously used to store the soft top. Yes, the Club Racer has no retractable soft top, but instead comes with an aluminium hard top, saving about 40kg when removed. Yes, it is a removable hard top, not one of those new fancy auto folding ones like the one on the new MX5 variant.

The F22 2.2 litre DOHC VTEC engine makes 237 horsepower at 7,800rpm and 220Nm of torque at 6,800rpm, mated to a close-ratio 6-speed gearbox with ratios designed to keep the engine revs within the VTEC powerband. There is also a limited slip differential to help the car perform better around the bends. Strangely for a somewhat track engineered car, it comes with an electric power steering which is seen as some as having less feedback than a conventional hydraulic one.

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S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer

S2000 Club Racer