Honda S2000 vs Porsche Boxster S

Picture of Honda S2000 (AP1)
Picture of Porsche Boxster S (986 252 PS)
Category Honda S2000 (AP1)Porsche Boxster S
Engine layout 2.0 l R43.2 l B6
Max power (ps / bhp) 239 / 236252 / 248
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 208 / 153305 / 225
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1264 / 27871341 / 2956
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 189 / 187188 / 185

Acceleration

Speed & distance Honda S2000 (AP1)Porsche Boxster S
0 - 80 kph 4.5 s4.5 s
0 - 100 kph 5.9 s5.9 s
0 - 120 kph 9.5 s8.6 s
0 - 130 kph 10.6 s9.7 s
0 - 140 kph 11.2 s11.1 s
0 - 160 kph 15.6 s14.2 s
0 - 180 kph 19.1 s18.4 s
0 - 200 kph 24.5 s23.8 s
1000 m 26.3 s25.9 s
0 - 60 mph 5.4 s5.3 s
0 - 100 mph 14.4 s13.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 10.3 s @ 82.6 mph10.0 s @ 85.7 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s13.8 s @ 102.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 24.2 s @ 121.2 mph23.4 s @ 123.7 mph

Rolling acceleration

Speed Honda S2000 (AP1)Porsche Boxster S
60 - 100 kph (4) 6.7 s6.8 s
60 - 100 kph (5) 8.6 s8.5 s
80 - 120 kph (5) 9.0 s8.6 s
80 - 120 kph (6) 11.0 s11.5 s
70 - 120 kph 13.8 s12.7 s
Est. 100 - 140 kph 5.2 s5.2 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 19.4 s17.9 s

General performance

Category Honda S2000 (AP1)Porsche Boxster S
Top speed 242 kph (151 mph)261 kph (162 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.48 g (5 m/s²)0.52 g (5 m/s²)
18m slalom 63.1 kph (39.2 mph)64.1 kph (39.8 mph)
Fuel economy 7.3 l/100 km (32 mpg US / 39 UK)8.5 l/100 km (28 mpg US / 33 UK)
100 kph - 0 36 m (117 ft)34 m (112 ft)

Summary

Category Honda S2000 (AP1)Porsche Boxster S
Track Performance 488499
Straight line speed 28122983
Total 32993482

Verdict

Boxster S is the fastest by a small margin.

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saxy  9y ago

yeah the S2000 wouldnt't be much slower on the track, but in everyday driving 3-4k revs between shifts, the car will be unimpressive. Nonetheless, I like both cars


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Shaggy  9y ago

I expected that.


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Piorun  9y ago

Its more about who like what more.
As i wrote - Boxter is more all-rounder with more torquy enigine that make it better road - roadster.

S2000, is dominated by revs - if someone like that kind of driving - its pretty good. You will not be slowe on track in S2000.
So its more about character.


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saxy  9y ago

The Porsche has a lot of character too...

I recall 10 years ago, in many tests of similar price brackets (the porsche of course being more expensive) came up on top just edging the S2000.

I think with a Manual gear box, you would want the more meaty 3.2L V6 so you don't have to keep the gear box revving above 7k all the time. (plus it's more fuel economical)


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Piorun  9y ago

Both cars at similar price in used cas market.
S2000 is also pretty mid engine car, beceause its behind front ale. Similar to SLS.

The main diffrence here that affect performance is TORQE. Honda did wonderful engine, that makes great sound, is reliable and revs like in supercar, but 3.2 6 cylinder porsche boxer is much more punchy. its 200 vs 300 Nm of torque.

As to estetic sense, i like styling and character of S2000 more.

Still very close.
Porsche great all-rounder and road machine.
Honda - full of character.

 

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Alexis17229  4d ago

That's not called mid-engine. When the engine is at the front of the car but behind the front axle, then it's called a front mid-engine. Cars like the Cayman are mid-engined, and cars like the Audi R8 are rear mid-engined.