In Reply to: S2000 rpm question posted by ///MDon on October 05, 1999 at 01:13:39:
from a friend of mine,.... a honda enthusiast, that they actually run the honda engines at redline for about a month, constantly,. before it ever goes into production,.. b/c i asked him the same question,.. but im still not all to sure about them, i still love the M3, and would rather got one,... well,. first i might just run down to the honda store to take a look at the S2000,. but i still doubt i would get one.. hope this helps,.
: : Can anyone comment on how a S2000 would fair against a E36 M3 on a track (stock vs stock)? My colleague just got one and he took me for a ride. It seemed very fast and an excellent handler. I know this is kind of comparing apples and oranges and the M roadster is a better comparison but I'm just curious. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
: : Louie
: : 99 M3
: This isn't directly to the point but won't running an engine at high rpm consistently lead to a shorter engine life? I'll be curious to see how this engine holds up over the next couple of years. As far as low torque in the turns, I have to agree with some of the other posters. If it was me I would keep the car in it's maximum torque range (rpm range) by staying to lower gears and with more aggressive downshifting. This car (s2000) is definitely going to weed out the good from the bad drivers. If you can't control it off the line and find the right shift points you're going to have trouble pulling the best performance out of the car. I like that about this car. Just as the M3 does, this car demands more from it's driver than a fat wallet.