Daily Slideshow: Dustin Wong's AP2 is Known at Winton Raceway
This killer S2000 proves that you don't need a big wing to carve corners!
The Wingless Wonder
These days, you can't hit any local track event without seeing it. We're talking, of course, about winged Honda S2000s. And while we certainly have nothing against installing a super-sweet shelf on the rear deck of these rides, it's not absolutely necessary in the scheme of achieving maximum grip. Case in point - Dustin Wong's AP2 featured over on Speed Hunters, which is known simply as "The Wingless Wonder."
Seizing the Challenge
Being wingless hasn't stopped Wong from becoming a well-known regular around Austrailia's mountainside roads, that's for sure. He and his ride are a common sight around Mt. Dandenong, where he prefers to take the more-challenging back-end route. Wong, who hails from Hakone, Japan, is no stranger to narrow, rather perilous roads, obviously.
Making It Go (Faster)
Powering this corner carver is the usual F20C, but this engine has been beefed up with plenty of formidable parts. They include J's Racing headers and FX Pro 70RS titanium exhaust, which provides a pleasing soundtrack off mountainsides. Up top, you'll find an Invidia 70mm test pipe and a whole host of Spoon's trim pieces. The 6-speed transmission is also factory, but has been fortified with an Exedy heavy-duty clutch.
The real moneymaker on Wong's ride is the suspension, of course. Öhlins DFV Street & Track coilovers join Swift Springs, J’s Racing S2 front camber ball joints and rear toe arms, a Cusco front strut brace, adjustable sway bar end links, and a Spoon front bump steer kit and rigid collars to make it all work. And it works rather well, from what we can tell.
Catch It If You Can
Just because Wong's S2000 lacks a wing doesn't mean he ignored styling upgrades. Wheels are Titanium Silver 18x10-inch RAYS Volk Racing CE28Ns, wrapped in Yokohama Advan AD08R 265/35R18 rubber. The hardtop and front lip are OEM Honda pieces, while the carbon side mirrors came from Crafts Square. There's plenty of other custom touches too, including carbon side splitters and flared front and rear fenders. It's just enough to give this AP2 a unique look. If you can catch it before it rounds the next corner!