Currently on display at the 2008 British Motor Show in London, the Honda OSM Roadster concept looks an awful lot like what a next-generation S2000 could look like. The “future design language” found in this speedy demon seems to borrow a little from the Nissan 370Z and the Toyota MR-S, but Honda is saying this is merely a “design study” for where they may go.
The Honda OSM, which stands for Open Study Model, is a curvaceous open-top convertible with two seats. Everything about the car looks incredibly aerodynamic, like it could just cut right through the air. That partly explains the “lightsaber-sized” headlights and the “sweeping” taillights. Honda hasn’t made any indication regarding a powertrain, but we are led to believe that the OSM could be a lightweight, low-emissions roadster.
Can a future Honda S2000 (S2009?) be environmentally-friendly? Will that detract from its track-worthy performance heritage? If it looks this good and has a reasonable level of pep, I think it’ll sell like hotcakes.