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Is Turbocharging a Honda S2000 a Good Idea? – MotorBiscuit

Do you currently own a Honda S2000? If so, are you getting tired of the lack of torque and wish that it had more power when you take it to redline? If so, you can always add a supercharger. But if you want more flexibility when it comes to adding power, then you can install a turbocharger instead. But is that really a good idea?

A turbocharger can add high-end and low-end power to the Honda S2000

A Honda S2000, Mitsubishi and spec Ford racers lapped the track during the Brainerd International Raceway Performance Driving School morning session, July 18th, 2011 in Brainerd Minnesota. | (Bruce Bisping/Star Tribune)

The Honda S2000 has always been known for producing most of its power in the upper-RPM range. That’s because the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine (engine code: F20C) that originally came in the S2000 produced 240 hp at 8,300 rpm and 153 lb-ft of torque at 7,500 rpm. Honda later (from 2006-09) increased the engine’s displacement to 2.2 liters (F22C), which decreased the power to 237 and increased the torque output to 162. The revised power and larger engine made the car better suited for daily driving duties, but for some power-hungry owners, it’s still not enough.

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