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Default 2004 Honda S2000 Interior

Torrance, Calif. - Oct 01 —

Interior



As with the S2000's exterior, the central design theme of the
roadster's interior is performance. Honda engineers designed
the
interior to contribute to what they call an "interfusion" between the
driver and the car.



The conceptual model for the S2000 interior is a modern
Formula 1
car's cockpit. Outward visibility, simplicity of controls, control
feel, comfort - both machines have these needs in common.



New for 2004



The 2004 S2000 benefits from a wide range of interior
enhancements
that make it a better all-around daily driver. Redesigned door
panels
provide more shoulder and elbow room, and a new center
console
provides greater utility and improved audio.



Honda S2000 Interior Features




  • Driver-oriented control layout


  • Excellent outward visibility


  • Dual airbags (SRS)


  • Air conditioning


  • Micron air-filtration system


  • AM/FM stereo CD player with optional XM Satellite
    Radio


  • Power windows


  • Power door locks


  • Power mirrors


  • Cruise control


  • Digital instrument panel


  • Leather-trimmed seats


  • Center console storage compartments w/lock


  • Center console cupholders (2) w/ one touch sliding
    lid


  • 12-volt power outlet


  • 3-point seat belts with pretensioner and load limiter


  • Remote-operated audio controls


  • Immobilizer Theft-Deterrent System


  • Engine start button


  • Keyless entry system



2004 Interior Changes



The interior has the following changes for 2004:




  • Door panels on both sides are sculpted more deeply


    • Elbow room increased by as much as 0.9 inches (20
      mm)


    • The lower door pocket has more storage space,


    • The tweeter housing is reshaped and more integrated
      with
      the door shape


    • Vertical elbow pad is larger




  • New interior trim and related pieces include:


    • Ignition wave key design features decorative
      aluminum-look
      panel with S2000 logo


    • An aluminum shift knob with genuine leather


    • A genuine leather shift boot


    • Revised aluminum-look radio lid


    • Aluminum-look console lid, head restraint cover


    • Cruise control buttons on steering wheel add Cancel
      center
      button




  • Center console redesigned to provide:


    • Two cupholders (previously just one)


    • A one-touch sliding lid


    • A storage tray to place small objects such as coins




  • Updated instrument panel meter design


    • Digital tachometer features less distance between
      segments


    • Integrated clock added


    • Security indicator lamp added




  • New black and red interior color is available with Sebring
    Silver Metallic or Silverstone Metallic exterior colors



Driver-Oriented Interior



The S2000's driver-oriented interior is stylistically restrained
and functional.



The contoured seats are upholstered in leather, and have a
perforated texture that helps the material breathe. Legroom is
ample
and the seatback's side bolsters extend all the way up to the
shoulder for good lateral support when cornering. The head
restraints
are fixed and feature an open design that contributes to the
overall
open feel of the cockpit.



Seat adjustment is manual and includes adjustments for
fore and
aft position and seatback angle. A padded and carpeted central
console separates the seats. The sculpted door inserts are
upholstered in leather and include an armrest, grab handle, door
latch, power window and door-lock controls. The driver's side
door
includes power-mirror controls.



The instrument panel curves around each side of the central
instrument pod. Smaller pod wings house controls for heating,
ventilation, air conditioning, audio, cruise control, the engine
start button and the air outlets.



The foot pedals feature a textured-metal finish reminiscent of
the
pedals found in race cars, and are positioned for optimal
heel-and-toe operation.



The padded 3-spoke steering wheel features the cruise
control
switches with set, resume and cancel buttons.



The 6-speed shifter, emergency flasher switch, hand brake
lever
and power-operated soft-top switch are housed in the central
console,
along with beverage holders and a pocket for small items, such
as
change. A compartment located on the rear bulkhead, between
the
driver's and passenger's shoulders, features a hinged, locking
cover
and functions as a glove compartment. Two lockable storage
units are
located behind the driver's and passenger's seats.



Audio System



The AM/FM stereo and CD player sits beneath the center of
the
instrument panel, at the forward end of the center console. A
flip-down cover hides the radio controls from view and from the
elements. The 30-watt, four speaker system features two front
mid-range speakers in the lower door panel and two tweeters
mounted
on the upper door.



For 2004, dealer-installed headrest tweeters are available
(two
per seat) and the head unit is XM Satellite Radio-capable with
the
addition of a dealer-installed XM Satellite Radio Receiver and
antenna. The optional satellite antenna has a sleek, low-profile
design and is painted Satin Silver Mist. For a monthly fee, XM
Satellite Radio features over 100 digitally broadcast channels
and
delivers CD-quality sound with text information such as artist,
song
title and album title.



Immobilizer Theft-Deterrent System



An Immobilizer Theft-Deterrent System is standard on the
S2000.
The ignition key has a built-in transponder, which, when
removed,
immobilizes the engine fuel injection and ignition so the engine
cannot be started. When the key is inserted, a radio signal from
the
ECU (Electronic Control Unit) is sent to the transponder.



If the code in the key and the code in the ECU agree, then the
ECU
allows the engine to be started. The key needs no batteries, as it
receives what little energy it needs via the ignition/steering-lock
unit that functions as a transmitter/receiver antenna. An indicator
lamp on the instrument panel lets the driver know that the
immobilizer system has accepted the key.



Race-Car-Type Digital Display



The S2000 features a digital instrument panel reminiscent of
the
displays used in modern racing cars. The display features a
large,
semicircular bar-type tachometer divided into 100-rpm
increments. The
tachometer flashes red when the engine redline is approached
at 8000
rpm (the fuel cutoff is set at 8200 rpm). A highly visible digital
speedometer readout is below the tachometer display, as well
as
readouts for coolant temperature, fuel level, trip and cumulative
mileage odometers and warning lights for SRS, oil pressure, the
Immobilizer Theft-Deterrent System and ABS. For 2004, the
tachometer
features reduced distance between each segment. Plus, a
digital clock
and a security system indicator lamp have been added.



Electronically Controlled Heating and Air-Conditioning
System



The various functions of the heating and air-conditioning
system
are electronically controlled and actuated by the heater and
airflow
controls. The heater outlets at knee level and the center outlet in
the instrument panel help extend comfort when the top is down
in cool
weather. The air-conditioning-system evaporator is a new
design that
takes up less space, is more efficient at transferring heat and
has
greater corrosion resistance.



Micron Air-Filtration System



The S2000 air-conditioning system features a replaceable
micron
air filter capable of filtering particulate matter from 8.0 microns
(the size of most pollen) down to as small as 0.3 microns
(diesel
emissions).



S2000 Safety Systems



The driver's and passenger's SRS (Supplemental Restraint
System)
both use a compact airbag that fits the S2000's small steering
wheel
and instrument panel. The lower anchor points for the S2000's
3-point, auto-locking seat belts are at the side sill and seat. The
upper anchor bolts to a bracket mounted directly on the S2000's
rollbars.



The S2000 body and the highly rigid high X-bone frame's
central
tunnel, straight front and rear side members, side sills and floor
frame are designed to form a strong three-point support
structure
that distributes loads evenly. The resulting body structure boasts
the rigidity and passenger protection of a closed-top vehicle in
full-frontal and rear impacts. Even though open-topped cars are
exempted, the S2000 meets the federal standard for occupant
protection in a rollover accident. The driver's and passenger's
roll
bars are made of 1.5-inch diameter high-strength steel pipe with
a
0.08-inch wall thickness, and tied directly into the frame.
Protection is provided by reinforced door pillars, windshield
posts
and the windshield frame.



The S2000 incorporates pedestrian injury-reducing
technol-ogy in
the form of collapsible hood hinges and windshield-wiper pivots,
designed to help minimize the chances of head injury to a
pedestrian
in a collision.

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