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Sports 2000

1980-19801981-19901991-1991

Sports 2000
1980

Lola T590

1981

Tiga SC81

1982

Royale S2000M

Tiga SC82

1983

Lola T592S/598

March 83S

Tiga SC83

1984

Shrike P15

Tiga SC84

1985

Lola T598

Lola T86/90

Ralt RT5

Shrike P15

Swift DB2

Tiga SC85

1986

Apache 86S

Lola T86/90

Royale PR-42

Swift DB2

1987

Swift DB2

1989

Swift DB2

1990

Swift DB5

Sport 2000, also referred to as S2 or S2000, is a two-seat, rear-engined, full-bodied, open-cockpit sports-prototype racing series. A list of rules and regulations maintains that the racers are very similar in design and capabilities. It is mainly intended as an amateur racing series. The S2 series was created by John Webb in similar fashion to the Formula Ford 2000 racing series.

The design of the bodies were inspired by the two-liter Group 6 sports racing cars such as the Chevron B21 and Lola T212. Mounted mid-ship was a two-liter overhead camshaft Ford 'Pinto' engine. Only minor modifications to the engine were allowed. Rules stated that a Volkswagen based Hewland MK9 transaxle was to be used.

In Europe, the series prospered for a number of years until the late 1980s. At that time the Clubmans racing series modified their front-engined rules to allow rear-engine placement. In the United States it was a sanctioned racing class by the SCCA.

Manufacturers who created chassis for the Sport 2000 series include Royale, Swift, Tiga, Van Diemen, Lola, March, Crossle, Chevron, and Carbir.