Sunday, May 15, 2011
Car Of The Day: May 15, 2011
Today's car of the day is Hot Wheels' 2009 Honda S2000.
For more information and pictures of the real car please visit: Honda S2000
With sales numbers like these, it's no wonder such a wonderful little roadster was scrapped. The Miata apparently kicked it's rear bumper in the marketplace. The Hot Wheels is a nicely done example of this car.
In the United States, the largest market for the S2000 worldwide, the suggested retail price of the base 2009 Honda S2000 was $34,995. The CR trim's base price was $36,995 with a $1,000 option to add air-conditioning and stereo.
In the United Kingdom, the 2009 model was offered in two trims, Roadster and GT. The GT trim featured a removable hard-top and an outside temperature gauge. On-the-road prices of these trims were £27,300 and £27,850, respectively.
After several years of steady production, sales of the roadster began falling dramatically starting in 2006, and the trend accelerated during the 2008 U.S. recession. In 2008, only 2,538 units were sold in the U.S. - a 74% decline from the 2002 sales peak. In November of that year, for the first time since its launch, fewer than 100 new S2000s were sold nationwide during a calendar month.