Don’t forget the Honda S3000: With so much attention focused on Honda’s next-generation Acura NSX, it’s no surprise the future of the S2000 has been a topic largely ignored in automotive circles. But rumors are beginning to circulate about a possible S2000 successor, tentatively named S3000. The car would have dramatic new styling, however, the new model will stay true to its predecessor’s lightweight construction and tight proportions. Honda is definitely trying to make it more competitive in terms of styling and comfort. Although it will remain a purist roadster at heart, the S3000 will be a little more robust. The new sports car is expected to arrive in 2009 along with the next NSX. The question, of course, is what will both models carry for firepower under the hood?
Aston will revive Lagonda: Does the world need another luxury-car brand? Maybe. Maybe not. But that isn’t stopping Aston Martin from moving forward with plans to revive its dormant Lagonda nameplate by 2012. Two models are already earmarked for production and will ride on Aston’s VH platform, but they should have a different personality from the British brand’s current lineup. Whereas cars such as the Aston DBS focus on performance first, the Lagonda models will be more like Bentley’s offerings, focusing on luxurious cars that can go fast.