Spoon-Fed: New Spoon Sports S2000 Leaves Us Scratching Our Heads
Spoon Sports latest creation leaves us wanting more, for better or worse.
Our friend, and part-time contributor, Justin Banner got his hands on Spoon Sports latest creation. Covering the spectacle for Speedhunters, we get to learn what makes this S2000 tick.
This particular S2000 is bejeweled in Spoon parts from top to bottom. A lot of this stuff we knew about, some of it is all-new. I won’t cover every aspect of the build, you can check the Speedhunters story for full details. However, chassis-wise, the car has Spoon suspension, arms, coil-overs, boxed chassis pick up points; 4-piston brake kit; and wheels. Powertrain seems to be an F22C with a full Spoon exhaust, 4-2-1 header on back; and throttle body on the stock manifold and intake.
The body is where they begin to lose us. The front bumper isn’t the typical Spoon piece that comes to mind from previous builds. Personally, I think it looks great. The widebody kit with the “waterfall” fenders is in line with current Japanese time attack trends. However, the very experimental “hard top” seems at odds with the rest of the build. While the rest of the car seems dead set on being a time attack build, the machined-from-billet top isn’t. It’s beautiful in terms of it’s engineering, with the “floating” roof line held up with a split-window billet frame. It looks quite complicated, and heavy. Perhaps it works better in person? The pictures make it unclear as to how well the overall package looks and functions.
Personally, I don’t expect this to be anything beyond a technical demonstration. However, if data comes out proving the functionality of the design, I’m all ears and open eyes.