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After recently announcing that it will in fact kill-off the S2000, Honda has said that they will release a final “Ultimate Edition” version of the car. Unfortunately it won’t be all that “ultimate” and so far there are only plans to sell it in Europe.
The Ultimate Edition S2000 will receive a special “Grand Prix White” paint color (that Honda already offers) and come with red leather seats (which Honda already offers). It will also feature dark wheels and a numbered plaque. Honda says the white paint is in homage to a similar color used on its first Forumla 1 car back in 1964.
Talk about going out on a low note.
The car is expected to be unveiled at the 2009 Geneva Auto Show in March.
Honda S2000 Ultimate Edition:
Get yours in any one of 44,000 different available colors
Unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, Rolls-Royce held the official street-launch of the new Coupé in Abu Dhabi – a market that continues to grow for the regal British brand.
Powered by the same 6.75-liter V-12 engine found in the sedan and Drophead Coupé, it makes 453hp at 5350 rpm and 531 ft-lbs of torque at 3500 rpm, good enough for a sprint to 60 mph n just 5.6 seconds – not bad for a vehicle that weights 6,724 lbs!
Rolls also boasts that the Cpupé has segment leading fuel economy – a fact that is not only irrelevant considering who is buying these cars, but also ironic considering where the launch took place.
Compared to the massive sedan, the Coupé is 9.8-inches shorter in length but features many of the Phantom’s signature styling cues. Owners can almost guarantee no other model will look like theirs as Rolls-Royce offers the Coupé in any one of 44,000 different colors.
One original item is the optional “starlight headliner.” Made of 1,600 fiber-optics, it can give the impression of a star-filled night sky (or of a Las Vegas Casino built in the 1960s).
Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupé
Official Press Kit after the jump: