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) 1260 / 27781295 / 2855
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 190 / 187194 / 192

Performance

Category Honda S2000 (AP1)Porsche Boxster 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 10.0 s @ 85.7 mph9.9 s @ 85.7 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s13.8 s @ 102.5 mph
Est. 1/2 mile 23.5 s @ 122.4 mph23.3 s @ 123.7 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)

Summary

Category Honda S2000 (AP1)Porsche Boxster S
Track Performance 390399
Straight line speed 9301000
Total 13201399

Verdict

Boxster S is the fastest by a small margin.

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saxy  7y 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  7y ago

I expected that.


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Piorun  7y 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  7y 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  7y 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.