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Last year Honda's high-performance two-passenger roadster received a new 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine that was tweaked to achieve the optimal muscle from its 240 horsepower at a lower engine speed, which precluded the need to take it to the rev limiter for the fastest acceleration. The sleek sportster's suspension tuning and transmission gearing were revised last year, and larger 17-inch alloy wheels and performance tires replaced the prior 16-inchers. What's more, a freshened interior promised greater shoulder- and elbowroom in the otherwise tight and tidy race-car-like cockpit. A six-speed-manual is the car's only available gearbox. Four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, a limited-slip differential, power accessories, a CD stereo, keyless entry, and leather upholstery are standard. The S2000 remains unchanged for 2005.Enlarge Photo
2005 Honda S2000
2004 Honda S2000 by John Pearley Huffman
Not so uncompromised any more.