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Default 2004 Honda S2000 - Body

Torrance, Calif. - Oct 01 —

Body



The S2000 is an open-topped, two-seat roadster, designed
for
enthusiast drivers. The S2000 uses steel body construction with
the
exception of the hood, which is aluminum. The S2000 body and
interior
also incorporate class-leading safety, quality and comfort
features.



New for 2004



A freshened exterior appearance gives the 2004 S2000 a
more
powerful appearance through a wider opening air intake for a
pronounced and bold look. The rear exterior has a wider, more
horizontal stance with a lower height. New oval, large diameter,
exhaust tips accent a powerful presence. Larger wheels and
tires
(17-inch) add to the aggressive demeanor of the S2000.
Headlights and
taillights have been reconfigured with triple beam designs
(instead
of dual beam designs) that enhance an already-sophisticated
appearance.



Honda S2000 Body Features




  • Electrically powered soft top


  • Cockpit air deflector


  • Integrated roll bars


  • High-intensity discharge (HID) projector-type
    headlights


  • Lightweight 17-inch alloy wheels


  • Body-colored dual power mirrors


  • Dual exhaust


  • Impact-absorbing, 5-mph, body-colored bumpers



2004 Exterior Changes



The exterior has the following changes for 2004:




  • Front bumper design improves aerodynamic performance
    and uses
    a wide open air intake


  • Rear bumper design is lower to the ground and is
    accented by
    large-diameter dual oval exhaust tips


  • Triple Beam projector headlight design replaces dual
    beam
    headlight reflector headlight design.


  • Triple lamp LED taillight design replaces a traditional dual
    lamp setup.


  • Larger wheels and tires (17-inch) provide a more
    aggressive
    appearance while adding to overall performance


  • Spiral double horn replaces flat double horn


















































Body



2004



2003



Change



Aerodynamics



Enhanced



-


5% improvement in Cd from new front bumper
design



Body Rigidity



Enhanced



-


Rigidity increased



Front Bumper



Redesigned



-


New bumper and new triple-beam headlight
design



Rear Bumper



Redesigned



-


New bumper, triple beam LED taillights and oval
exhaust
tip



Weight (lbs.)



2835



2811



+24, attributable to new wheels and body rigidity
increase



Exterior Dimensions

L x W x H (inches)



162.2 x 68.9 x 50.0



162.2 x 68.9 x 50.0



Same



Honda S2000 Exterior Dimensions
























































Inches



Millimeters



Length:



162.2



4,120



Width:



68.9



1,750



Height:



50.0



1,270



Wheelbase:



94.5



2,400



Track, Front:



57.9



1,470



Track, Rear:



59.4



1,510





Pounds



Kilograms



Curb Weight:



2,835



1,290



Weight Distribution (%, Front/Rear)



50/50




Exterior Styling and Design



The S2000's styling is distinctive and presents a modern,
dynamic
look. Its long hood and wide front end create a visual impression
of
lowness and mass. The hoodline drops away to a low, strong
nose
shaped for minimal aerodynamic drag and good forward
visibility.



The S2000's clear-lens, triple beam headlights and exterior
line
sweep back from the leading edge of the fenders. The lamps are
a
high-intensity discharge (HID) projector type that cast a powerful,
broad beam. Side reflectors, parking and directional lights are
combined in the same units.



Circular internal projectors house the low beam (HID),
parking
light and front turn lamp. The high beam is a traditional reflector
design.



The taillight design follows a similar triple beam theme with
large, round multi-LED taillights set in clear-lens housings. LED
lights are used on the stop lamps and parking lamps and side
marker
lamps. The reverse indicators and turn signal indicators are
circular
and use traditional incandescent lighting. The squarish side
marker
lamp uses two LED lights.



A small spoiler lip with an LED stoplight is integrated into the
trailing edge of the trunk lid. Dual, chromed oval exhaust tips
visually dominate the rear view of the car. The outside mirrors
and
door handles are body-colored. The S2000 badge on the front
fender
and Honda badges on the hood and trunk are the only identifying
marks
on the car.



In profile, the S2000 looks taut and aggressive. Its broad
sides
visually convey strength and mass. The gap between the outer
sidewalls and the outer edges of the fenderwells has been
minimized,
giving the car a wide and stable look.



The main character line of the car rises from the headlights,
along the top of the fender and the top of the door, to the high
rear
deck, for an aggressive, raked look. Sculpted lower side sills
further enhance the car's angular appearance, and serve to draw
the
eye to the S2000's large, flared wheelwells and
high-performance
wheels and tires. The 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels are an
open, twin
5-spoke pattern that calls attention to the S2000's large brake
discs
and calipers.



The S2000's trunk volume is 5.0 cubic feet. A space-saver
spare
tire is stored on a shelf, separated from the rest of the trunk by
the carpeted trunk liner. Fuel-tank capacity is 13.2 gallons.



Convertible Top



The S2000 features a power-operated, soft convertible top
with a
rear glass window. Pushing the switch on the center console
opens or
closes the top in about six seconds, and two manually operated
latches at the top of the windshield hold it securely. When folded,
the top stows compactly behind the cockpit. A soft boot cover
snaps
in place to protect the top. The rear glass window features a
defogger.



Accessory Hardtop



A hardtop for the Honda S2000 is available as a genuine
Honda
Accessory. Constructed of lightweight aluminum, the hardtop
includes
a large glass rear window with a defogger and a simple
attachment
process. The top provides both reduced interior noise and an
aggressive new look. Available in all factory S2000 colors, the
top
uses the same manufacturing and painting processes as used
on the
S2000 factory line to insure the highest quality and factory-look
finish possible. The hardtop weighs 44 lbs. and can be removed
by the
customer.



Roll Bars and Air Deflector



The S2000's roll bars combine with the car's reinforced
windshield
frame to help form a protective area for the driver's and
passenger's
heads in the event of a rollover. A clear acrylic panel is located
between the driver's and passenger's roll bars and acts as a
wind
deflector to help reduce cockpit turbulence.



NVH Features



Measures employed on the S2000 to minimize and control
NVH (noise,
vibration and harshness) include vibration-absorbing engine
mounts
and suspension bushings, resonance-damping chambers in
the intake and
exhaust systems and soundproof materials applied to the floor,
floor
tunnel and trunk.



Exterior Colors



The 2004 S2000 features the following colors:





































Exterior Color



Interior Trim



Grand Prix White



Light Tan



New Formula Red



Black



Sebring Silver Metallic



Black or Black and Red



Silverstone Metallic



Black or Black and Red



Berlina Black



Black



Rio Yellow Pearl



Black



Suzuka Blue Pearl



Blue


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