6 Reasons the S2000 is a Jack of All Trades
Some cars really can do it all. Here are 5 examples of S2000s that excel in their chosen discipline.
Top Fuel Time Attack
It’s no secret the S2000 is designed to attack corners which makes tuning shop Top Fuel’s interpretation one of the purest. Built to compete in the World Time Attack Challenge this car is equipped with an 800 horsepower engine that puts the power down through rear wheel drive as opposed to the more popular AWD platforms. It’s a seriously trick bit of kit that shows exactly what the S2k is perfect at attacking race tracks.
Drag racing hardly seems like the forte of a car that was originally designed to swoop through corners like a peregrine falcon, but that doesn’t stop Honda tuners Inline Pro. It never has. With an insane quarter mile time of 6.7 seconds at 203mph, this 1,500bhp missile takes down cars that make over double the horsepower. Think you can’t make huge power from an F22C? This car proves they can do anything.
What do S2000s have in common with salt flats? When the two blend together they set records. At least that’s what the guys at Car and Driver did back when they took one of these cars to Bonneville for a run at a production class record. While the team didn’t hit their target mark they ended up switching classes and setting a new record for G/FMS class. What special engine did they use? Not much. Just a little duct tape on the front end to help the car pass tech.
2 liters of Sideways
Just when you think ,grip is what the S2000 excels at, along comes someone who decides to chuck one sideways at breakneck speed. Interestingly, you would think a shorter wheelbase of 94.5” would make the car snappy or twitchy, but companies like AEM have long recognized the potential for the S2000 to do it sideways better than the rest. It’s another tool that makes the S2000 highly coveted by enthusiasts. This car is starting to look like it can do anything. But, certainly, no one would be crazy enough to…
Ground clearance in a low slung sports car can be a problem, yet somehow people have figured out how to rally these brilliant little machines. This is the final talking point that makes the S2000 so incredible. Rally challenges a car in every possible way and the S2k rises to these challenges—with some modification—to dominate some of the hardest roads in the world.
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Proper design enables something that may have originally be intended for one purpose to traverse new territory and accomplish things previously unthought of. The S2000 is an example of Honda’s incredible ability to design machines that push boundaries and go farther than anyone had previously thought. As a jack of all trades, this thoroughbred will stay relevant for years to come. Thank you for reading.
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