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Honda S2000 (AP1)

Inline 4, 16v
239 ps (236 bhp)
208 Nm (153 lb-ft)
1260 kg (2778 lbs)
190 ps / tonne
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Porsche Boxster S (986 252 PS)

Boxer 6, 24v
252 ps (248 bhp)
305 Nm (225 lb-ft)
1295 kg (2855 lbs)
194 ps / tonne


  S2000Boxster S
Top speed 241 kph (150 mph)260 kph (162 mph)
0 - 100 kph 5.9 s5.9 s
0 - 200 kph 24.5 s23.8 s
0 - 60 mph 5.4 s5.3 s
0 - 100 mph 14.4 s13.5 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.8 s @ 83.9 mph9.7 s @ 84.5 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s13.8 s @ 102.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 22.9 s @ 120.5 mph22.6 s @ 121.2 mph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 18.6 s17.9 s
Est. max acceleration 0.53 g (5 m/s²)0.53 g (5 m/s²)


  S2000Boxster S
Track Performance 390399
Straight line speed 9281000
Total 13181399


Boxster S is the fastest by a small margin.

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saxy  6y 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  6y ago

I expected that.

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Piorun  6y 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  6y 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  6y 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.