186.4 kw / 250.0 bhp @ 8300 rpm 207.4 nm / 153.0 ft lbs @ 7500 rpm A lot of articles I have read or shows I have seen on the TV have said that this car is not all that it is cracked up to be. Top Gear said it lacked "feal." Sure 2.0ltrs with 250bhp is GREAT! But look at the torque, 207.4nm@7,500rpm, torque is the pleasure factor of a car and this engine has to spin up to 7,500rpm to provide a measly 207.4nm! Driving this around town would really suck as you would probably never leave 4,500rpm, imagine the little amounts of torque you would have bellow 4,500rpm! Some things that look good on paper don't actually work in the real work; and the reviews of the S2000 show this to be true. Still, you canÂt knock 125bhp/litre despite its 9000rpm redline.