My tuppence worth. I've owned a R27, a 200 and a S2000.
The Honda is a quicker car, but the Renault is much more easier to drive quickly.
We all know the 197/200 and S2000 have no torque hence why the diesel beemer pulled like a train.
Myself and a mate of mine met up with another S2000 owner and his missus for a couple of hours yesterday.
He works for a largish dealership chain in the south, which has recently opened up a performance parts business, which he is running.
My S2000 parked by his Spoon'd up supercharged S2000...
I was on a track day (Renaultsport organised) at Cadwell in August 2009 and some bloke obliterated his six month old Glacier White 197 Cup. Rolled a fair few times, also heard that the car was on a pcp, so shouldn't have been on the track.
Thanks for the positive comments chaps! The car is really a great car to drive and is quick.
I found myself looking at this site today:
http://www.hendyperformance.co.uk/ This group run Ford/Honda dealerships in the Hampshire area, so fairly local to me as I'm in West Sussex.
They seem to...
Although it sits a lot lower on standard springs, than the RS 197/200 does, I still think I might invest in some H&R or Eibach springs to drop it a little. Not going with coilovers this time too bloody expensive!!