Honda S2000 is a sports roadster that was produced between 1999 and 2009. The first version of the S2000 AP1 was produced until 2003, after which it was replaced by S2000 AP2, which was usual restyling.
Main competitors of Honda S2000 are BMW Z4, Mazda Miata/MX-5, Mercedes-Benz SLK, Porsche Boxster, Audi TT, and many other similar sports cars.
To compete with the best cars in this class, S2k had to have something special to surprise customers and make them spend their money. Engineers managed to do that, and they created unique engine F20C for Honda S2000. Honda always knew how to create high-revving four-cylinder engines and hot to reach high power-per-liter ratio. Here the result was phenomenal: 125 HP per 1 liter of displacement and the redline at 8,900 rpm. But here 2 liters of displacement meant 250 HP. However, such engines were only installed in JDM Honda S2000. For the rest of the world, version with the 240 HP engine was supplied.
In 2003, the S2000 received a facelift and the new F22C engine. This was a 240 HP inline-4 2.2-liter engine with the redline lowered to 8,100 rpm. Such S2000 2.2 engines were sold in the North American market, and in the rest of the world, old F20C engines were available.
You can learn more about these legendary engines by selecting the S2000 model you are interested in below. We have collected all important specifications of the engines, their longevity, problems and ways of fixing them, recommended oil, oil capacity and replacement intervals.
We will also tell you how to add extra horsepower and to build a 300 HP naturally aspirated S2000. How much horsepower stock internals will withstand, what mods are needed to build an S2000 Turbo.