|Honda S200 specs look impressive on paper. (archive)|
Posted by ulrich on October 01, 1998 at 17:22:19:
I not a big japanese car fan (design, feel of controls, lack of "character") but the specs for the S200 in my latest Autoweek made me take a second look.
The 2.0 dohc VTEC will be rated at 240hp. That is 120hp per liter on a 2800 pound car. At 162 inches, the car is 3.5 inches longer than the M Roadster. It is also wider, but has a shorter wheelbase.
For once, this is a Japanese car with a face that doesn't look like all the others. (Look it's an Accord, no a Camry, no an Acura). Not bad Honda. Now, can you turn down the steering assist a little for more road feel.