Originally Posted by The Duke
While the extra torque was nice, I really miss that 8900 rpm redline. There was just something so psychologically satisfying about being able to almost hit 9K rpms in a such a well engineered Honda engine (It's still one of the best production engine heads to date, not to mention N/A power/liter was astundingly high as well).
I believe it held the NA specific output/liter record until the 458 Italia came out.
I HIGHLY doubt any kind of S2000 successor would have more than 4 cylinders in this climate (both economic and environmental over-regulation).