Track Focused Honda S2000 CR Club Racer

The club racer-inspired 2008 Honda S2000 CR Prototype made its world debut at the New York International Auto Show which introduced a higher level of track-worthy performance and style to the S2000 roadster.

The Honda S2000 CR was available as an entirely new S2000 trim level when it went on sale in the fall of 2007. The lighter, stiffer and more aggressive overall design was engineered to maximize the S2000’s potential on a racetrack with the goal of substantially-improving track times, chassis balance and feel. The factory-tuned roadster provided highly-aggressive suspension settings, increased body and chassis rigidity, overall weight reduction and an aerodynamic body kit dialed-in for reduced lift. An aluminum hardtop replaces the convertible soft top as standard equipment.

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

Substantial structural bracing was added to the storage area previously occupied by the soft top, resulting in additional rigidity. The aluminum hard top replaced the soft top of the conventional S2000, resulting in an overall weight savings of approximately 90 pounds when removed (relative to the standard S2000).

The exclusive interior was highlighted by unique cloth seating surfaces with yellow stitching, a unique spherical aluminum shifter and carbon fiber-style trim panels.

The S2000 rewarded driving enthusiasts with a potent 2.2-liter, 16-valve DOHC VTEC 4-cylinder engine and a precise, short throw 6-speed manual transmission, along with great handling and a perfect 50/50 weight balance.

The renowned high-revving engine delivered 237 horsepower at 7,800 rpm and 162 lb-ft. of torque at 6,800 rpm. Perfectly complimenting the engine’s output characteristics is a compact, close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission that featured a direct linkage for precise shifting and quick throws.

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