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2000 ICOTY Awards - Sports Car
Most Wanted - Honda S2000

ROAD & TRAVEL's 2000 Most Wanted -- Honda S2000Most-wanted sports car is an understatement; the S2000 brings back memories of Honda’s CRX, also so popular it was wait-listed for up to a year at some dealerships. And, really, what’s not to want here? Push the button, start the car: cool. Rev the 2.0-liter 240-horsepower engine up to a ridiculous 83000-rpm redline: double cool.

We want this vehicle because we know that all of Honda’s years in racing is behind this engine. What the company has learned from Formula One and Indy Car racing—and has been kind enough to share with the public—is that it’s impossible to have this much fun in any other naturally aspirated production engine on the planet.

State-of-the-art technology defines everything about the S2000, from the chassis dynamics to the valve timing to the exhaust system. Yes we want this car; we want it bad, and we want it now.

Runner-Up: Audi TT
Third Place: Porsche Boxster S

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