Honda S2000 VGS
Honda to Launch S2000 Type V Equipped with the World's First Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGS) System. Tokyo, July 7, 2000 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced today that it will launch the S2000 type V, a new version of the S2000, Honda's two-seater convertible sports car. The type V will be equipped with a variable gear ratio steering (VGS) system, the first in automotive history, and will go on sale throughout Japan through Honda's Verno dealership network from July 14, 2000. The S2000 has established a new standard in the market by combining driving pleasure and excellent handling with a high level of environmentally friendly performance. It has been officially approved as an "excellent low-emission vehicle" and achieves Exhaust emissions some 50% cleaner than those required by the Japanese Ministry of Transport's 2000 emission standards. The VGS system, which will debut in the S2000 type V, varies the steering gear ratio continuously according to vehicle speed and steering angle to provide a heightened "joy of maneuvering." The adoption of this variable ratio system ensures ideal handling performance through a broad range of driving conditions. Agile and exhilarating performance is especially noticeable on winding roads, since the front end of the vehicle turns sharply in precise response to driver steering input. While cruising at high speeds on expressways, the VGS offers a smooth and progressive ratio setup without excessive sensitivity, providing the driver with the relaxed and reliable driving feel of conventional steering systems. Astonishingly, the lock-to- lock ratio* is almost halved to 1.4 turns for better maneuverability in the low speed ranges. *Maximum turning of steering wheel Major Features of the type V: The world's first variable gear ratio steering (VGS) system Specially developed chassis (including damper units, stabilizer and limited slip differential exclusively designed for the model) in order to best complement the VGS Exclusive "type V" steering wheel VGS badge (on rear) Additional Changes to the S2000 Series: New body color: Midnight Pearl for all trim levels Optional red-colored leather seats for all body colors Domestic Monthly Sales Target: 350 units (series total) (applicable in Japan only) Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (excluding sales tax, units: x 1000 yen): (applicable in Japan only) Tokyo Nagoya Osaka Fukuoka Sendai Sapporo Okinawa 3,380 3,391 3,396 3,407 3,384 3,421 3,461 3,560 3,571 3,576 3,587 3,564 3,601 3,461 Factory-installed factory options: (applicable in Japan only) BBS aluminum alloy wheel (four wheels): 200,000 Leather seats (red or black): 100,000 Honda DVD Navigation System: 220,000 from: http://world.honda.com/news/2000/4000707.html
Short Takes: 2005 Honda S2000 (Start Up, Engine, Full Tour)
In continuation of my "Short Takes" video series at All City Auto, I give a tour of a 2005 Honda S2000. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
my neighbor's honda S2000 START UP AND GO
listen and watch the 570 horse power engine v8 take off