Get Ready for an Electrifying Ride: Honda Unveils Exciting New Sports Car!
By the end of this year, an electric sports car may be introduced by Honda. Last year, the company announced plans to launch 30 electric vehicle models by 2030, investing $40 billion and producing two sports cars. It was previously believed that developing a sports car would not be a top priority, but a European executive has hinted otherwise.
Honda's first electric sports car might be launched this year, according to Tom Gardner, Honda's European VP. It is speculated that the new sports car could be released in 2023 to celebrate the company's 75th anniversary.
Gardner did not provide a definite release date. Honda's first passenger car, the S500, was a two-seat, open-top sports car that debuted in 1963 and the S2000 was its spiritual successor. While it's possible that the new sports car may not be a successor to the S2000, CEO Toshihiro Mibe has mentioned plans for "specialty" and "flagship" sports cars in the company's 2030 EV roadmap. The release of the specialty EV may be delayed until the latter half of the decade as it is reported that Honda plans to incorporate solid-state batteries into it.
Gardner shared that the company is fond of sports cars and values their performance. He expressed gratitude for the overwhelming response received for the latest Type R, and acknowledged the high demand for it. As for Honda's first EV sports, it's uncertain when it will be revealed, but it's possible for a 2028 debut to coincide with the company's 80th anniversary. In the meantime, there may be something in the works for the 75th anniversary, though it may not necessarily be a new S2000 or Prelude.