Rumor has it that Honda plans to celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2018 with the rebirth of the Honda S2000 roadster. The first S2000 roadster was launched in 1998 for Honda’s 50th anniversary, so it’s a popular idea among enthusiasts.
Honda may also produce a commemorative car and a motorcycle for the anniversary as well. A source at Car and Driver says the car will be similar in size to the Mazda MX-5 Miata, but “the Honda will have a lot more power.”
Those in the know may note that Honda doesn’t have a current platform for a roadster, but it also didn’t have one for its NSX sports car or the mini roadster S660 before their debut, so a new roadster can’t be ruled out.
The Acura Precision Concept, a hybrid with rear-wheel drive, was also introduced at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, which could lead into the anniversary model. The 2018 S2000 will reportedly have a Civic Type R 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with horsepower at 306.
In May of this year, Honda had already started using manufacturing facilities in Columbus, Ohio, for research and development. The NSX sports car is also produced in Honda’s Ohio facilities.
Residents of Elgin, Illinois, and other natives of Chicago and Chicagoland are getting ready for Nightmare on Chicago Street 2016! Nightmare on Chicago Street will take place on October 22 from 6pm to 11pm. Come out and help protect the streets of Chicago from the zombie hoard!
This year’s safe zone is the area on Chicago Avenue between Douglas and Villa. Meet in the safe zone and experience one of the most interactive events of the year, with zombies in cages, an apocalyptic setting complete with overturned cars and boarded up businesses.
Tickets can be purchased on the Nightmare on Chicago Street website. For a small entry fee you can enjoy the live music taking place throughout the night, as well as live graffiti artists, food and drinks, vendors, and of course your continued survival thanks to the protection of the Zombie Defense Initiative.
There will be a costume contest as well as the Cirq d’ Freak Show, a meet and greet with Svengoolie, and film showings. For participants who are traveling to attend the event, the event planners have made a deal with the nearby Hampton Inn, so ask about their special rates!
Check out the Nightmare on Chicago Street website for more details!