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Behind-the-axle front-engine/rear-wheel-drive packaging for an ideal 50:50 front/rear weight distribution along with superb agility and a taut feeling of oneness.
 
In addition to the High X-Bone Frame, Honda has developed a variety of new technologies to offer the ultimate car/driver unity in all aspects of motoring, from acceleration to cornering and braking.
To achieve instantaneous response to steering input, the very compact 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine is moved completely behind the front axle to create a new front engine/rear drive layout. In addition, heavy components such as the fuel tank and spare tire are relocated to within the wheelbase to concentrate weight as close to the center of gravity as possible for a reduced yaw inertia moment and an optimum 50:50 front/rear weight distribution.
The driver is seated behind the car's center of gravity, enhancing the ability to feel body and rear tire movement and contributing to the snug yet open feeling of the cockpit.
The S2000 is a true next-generation front-engine, rear-drive sports convertible with a rising front-to-rear body line that creates an overall wedge-shaped appearance. This is the product of a careful arrangement of each component, starting with the front engine/rear drive behind-the-axle layout, which positions the engine low and close to the cockpit, and allows a more than adequate trunk capacity.


 
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