When the last Honda S800 was sold in 1970, who knew it would be 30 years before Honda would continue the lineage with another FR roadster? Well, after 10 years in production, that lineage is coming to another end when the S2000 ceases production this fall. There is no known successor.
The last Honda S2000 will come in Grand Prix White, which, according to Honda, is a reference to the Mexican Grand Prix-winning 1964 RA272 F1 race car and the original S-series car, the 1965 S500*. Honda calls it the “whitest white in the world,” a bit odd since the RA272 was actually an off-white color that more closely resembles the Championship White of the Type R Civics and Integras.
One lucky Japanese citizen will be awarded this final car to roll off the line in a random drawing, the results of which will be announced in August. If you live in Japan and have a valid driver’s license, you can throw your name in the hat. Will it be another 30 years before the S-series is revived?
* Something didn’t seem right here, so we took a second look. This “1965 S500” is taken from Honda’s website, but did something get lost in translation? The S500 was made from 1963-64, replaced by the S600 in 1965.