TRA-KYOTO Makers of RocketBunny Unveil Next Gen S2000 Bodykit
Latest RocketBunny render for S2000 leaves us exasperated.
TRA-Kyoto, the company behind the infamous RocketBunny wide body kits that have flooded the floor at SEMA, have released a new kit for the Honda S2000. Oh boy. In the opinion of your humble editor, the overbearing aesthetics that most of these RocketBunny kits have completely ruins the body lines of the car it’s bolted on to. It is especially egregious on the S2000, a car known for it’s clean and simple design.
Let’s break down the elements that this kit consists of.
First off is the front bumper: it is reminiscent of a modified Scion FR-S bumper. The front over-fenders are a very complicated shape, attempting to contour the headlight edge, integrated front lip and canard on the front bumper and then blend into the side skirt. I am hoping that this render is no indicative of the finished product, because the over fender doesn’t flow well, at all. On the S2000, the side skirt is integrated into the quarter panel, posing a difficult element in blending in the rear over fenders. The side profile of the car has two fake “air inlets” that go nowhere. I think this highlights the most offensive part of the kit: which is the doors. Bolting on overs to the quarter panel is one thing, but bolted on an aesthetic contour to the door to hide the transition into the fender looks beyond gaudy. I have no qualms about the rear bumper, as it pretty much looks a riveted-on knockoff of the OEM CR bumper.
In stock form, I appreciate that the S2K may be a bit understyled for some. However, there are already a lot of great options on the market. Look to Voltex, for example. A Voltex kit will give your S2K more aggressive styling and actual functional aero benefits, to boot!