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Honda S2000 CR Prototype

 

 

9th April, 2007

2008 Honda S2000 CR Prototype

The club racer inspired 2008 Honda S2000 CR Prototype making its world debut at the New York Motor Show introduces a higher level of track worthy performance and style to the S2000 roadster.

The S2000 CR will be available as an entirely new S2000 trim level when it goes on sale in USA in the latter part of 2007. The lighter, stiffer and more aggressive overall design is engineered to maximise the S2000's potential on a racetrack with the goal of improving track times, chassis balance and feel. The factory-tuned roadster provides aggressive suspension settings, increased body and chassis rigidity, overall weight reduction and an aerodynamic body kit dialed-in for reduced lift. An aluminium hardtop replaces the convertible soft top as standard equipment.

"The S2000 CR is the closest thing you can get to a Honda-built race car with license plate holders and a horn," said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "Its features and equipment are designed to appeal to weekend club racing enthusiasts."

The full-body aerodynamic package reduces lift through large and highly-tuned front and rear spoilers. Exclusive chassis features include a quicker steering ratio, Bridgestone Potenza RE070 tyres, a wider rear tyre size, firmer springs and dampers, larger stabiliser bars and a new wheel design in a dark gray colour.

Substantial structural bracing has been added to the storage area previously occupied by the soft top, resulting in additional rigidity. The aluminium hard top replaces the soft top of the conventional S2000, resulting in an overall weight savings.

The exclusive interior is highlighted by unique cloth seating surfaces with yellow stitching, a unique spherical aluminium shifter and carbon fibre-style trim panels. Air conditioning and an AM/FM Stereo with CD player are optional equipment. Standard features for the S2000 include 17-inch aluminium alloy wheels, ABS and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA). While VSA serves to effectively enhance driver control during acceleration, braking, and cornering, the system can be disabled with the touch of a button when conditions warrant it.



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