Yup..Id agree....this is chevy high performance...not chevy v8 high performance.
Although I am quite partial to the torque curves of my v8's..I still like the revability with reliability and economics of my 4 cylinders and as far as I am concerned...the imports are wining the 4 cylinder war...so lets bring it back home and crank out a few hundred ponies from one of those eco-tec deals....hehe
Somthing like...new drive ratios on the blower and a sheet metal intake...sweet..perhaps even a few thousand rpms more than were used to...like 9k...yeah.
True, but the VTEC Honda engine was designed to help with the lack of low-end torque. The S2000's torque curve is definately in the upper RPM range, but the vehicle is very light. However, as I've heard it called, it's "still more of a science project than a car." I'd agree. The engine is advanced but it still has to climb through several thousand RPM to get anywhere. Thank god for manual transmissions.
I'm doubting very highly it could do 200 mph. A Corvette (LS7) has a drag coefficient of .28 and weighs 3179 pounds, and has a power to weight ratio of 6.2. An S2000 weighs 2835 lbs, has a power-to-weight ratio of 11.8, and a non-listed drag coefficient. So you're trying to say an S2000 with 11.8 pounds per horsepower is going to hit 2000 MPH with "different gearing," when a Corvette with 6.2 pounds per horsepower tops out at 198?