Aussie Buys Brand New Honda S2000, Eight Years After Production Ended!

Even though production of the Honda S2000 ceased in 2009, a ‘brand new’ example was just sold by a Honda dealership in Australia.

Local publication CarAdvice discovered the anomaly in local sales reports with Honda Australia director Stephen Collins confirming than an unused S2000 had indeed been sold by a New South Wales dealer where it was used solely as a showroom vehicle.

The S2000 in question is said to be a 2007 model year example meaning it is an AP2 model. Unlike the original, the AP1, the second-generation S2000’s naturally-aspirated 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine didn’t rev to 9,000 rpm and instead cut off at 8,200 rpm. Nevertheless, the engine still delivers an impressive 177 kW (237 hp) in Australian-spec, providing it with similar performance to entry-level Porsche Boxster models of the time.

It isn’t known how much the buyer of this S2000 paid but when launched locally, the model started at $73,590 ($54,850).

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  • Christian

    The guy knows that in a few years that car gonna be really valuable !

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Planning on getting myself one of these sometime. I’ll have to also get a hardtop.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Also, Aussies really get screwed royal. 50K for an S2K. Damn…

    • antbee

      It’s between us, the Canadians, and the Australians, who gets screwed the hardest when it comes to car prices. I think most Canadians and Australians take it in stride, because there’s nothing that either can do about it. I, as an American, living in Canada, can see the big differences in prices, and scream bloody murder, but end up buying Canadian cars at or near their prices. You can’t win, no matter where you live. I think Americans get the best value for the money, though.

  • BrucieBruce

    These are sweet rides…

  • Vassilis

    Awesome car.

  • Bash

    it should have a plate number that read (last 1)!!!, what a lovely ride.