The S2000 is a performance-oriented convertible sports
car that won't require you to sacrifice your entire bank
account just to get one. Like other Hondas, it has a full
trophy chest. Last year, the S2000 received Car & Driver
magazine's prestigious "10Best Car" award along
with being voted Edmunds.com "Editor's Most Wanted
Convertible under $35,000."
Perfect for zipping around town or for nice Sunday drives,
the 2005 Honda S2000 provides an exhilarating ride for its
owners. With the top down, you get to feel the breeze in
your hair as the countryside zooms by.
2005 doesn't see any changes to the S2000.
The 2005 Honda S2000 is offered as a sole model.
Being a two-seater, the 2005 Honda S2000 isn't exactly known
for its roominess and cargo-carrying versatility. Still,
two ride very comfortably, and you can fit a pair of golf
bags in the trunk.
The key to the interior is the driver's seat. Its design
was inspired by a Formula 1 racecar's cockpit with a driver-oriented
control layout and large performance oriented digital gauges.
At the center of it all is a read "Start" button.
Standard features include air conditioning, a leather-wrapped
steering wheel, cruise control, leather upholstery, bucket
seats, a center console, power mirrors, windows and door
locks, remote keyless entry, an AM/FM/CD player, a digital
clock and a rear defogger.
The 2005 Honda S2000's appeal lies in its top. The sports
car uses a power soft top and heated glass rear window,
though a removable aluminum hardtop is available through
For flare and performance, the S2000 uses Xenon headlights,
215/45WR17 front tires, 245/40WR17 rear tires and 17-inch
The 2005 Honda S2000's power is derived from a 2.2-liter
inline 4-cylinder engine. It produces 240 horsepower at
7200 rpm and 162 lb-ft of torque at 6200 rpm. The dual overhead
cam I4 features Honda's Variable Valve-Timing and Lift Electronic
Control (VTEC)(TM) technology to provide maximum power and
efficiency at both low and high engine speeds.
6-speed manual transmission is standard. The longitudinally-mounted
transmission uses a compact design that features a direct
shift linkage with class-leading feel and short throws.
The rear-wheel-drive S2000 has a torque-sensing limited-slip
rear differential for excellent traction in both performance
and inclement weather situations. It also uses a hybrid
monocoque body for exceptional torsional and bending rigidity.
The in-wheel double wishbone suspension (front and rear)
is great under hard cornering.
Safety and Security
A theft-deterrent system, dual front airbags, antilock 4-wheel
disc brakes and an emergency inside trunk release are all
2005 Honda S2000 - Feature
changes for 2005