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Every now and then an automaker just gets it right, and in Honda’s case, they’ve done it a few times. In most cases, these cars wear a Type R badge, but if you know your stuff, one of the most praised and sought-after Hondas was never released in Type R-spec, but the car was just that damn good that no one really even realised it was missing. Well, California-based Evasive Motorsports did, and the well-known JDM tuner set about correcting that. Using their 21 years of experience, they procured a Honda S2000 and after some very careful planning, set about doing what Honda should have done in the first place by creating their own interpretation of what an S2000 in Type R-spec should have been, and the results are so good that we won’t be surprised if this project alone is responsible for a worldwide rise in prices in S2000s. Evasive Motorsports identified all the spots in the OEM S2000 that could do with a bit of an upgrade or tweaking, and with the car being so old now and new parts and technology being made for aftermarket tuning, many components were put under the spotlight. By looking at the end result, you’d be hard-pressed to identify the changes carried out over the obvious visual ones. It looks like the company got the recipe just right, and with what we’re seeing online about the Honda S2000 Type R, or S2R for short, Honda fanatics agree.

The concept was mapped out after the most important thing was decided on, a modern engine for modern power. The engine chosen was the K20C1 from the FK8 Civic Type R, and it was decided on because it offered factory turbocharged reliability, as well as brilliant performance and also the ability to furnish the powerplant with upgrades that are actually readily available thanks to the age of it. After this process, the Evasive crew turned their attention to the aesthetics, handling and shaving weight off. To keep with the iconic Type R theme, the S2R was given a fresh coat of Championship White paint, the original paint for all Championship models. Body panels were changed to carbon fibre to help reduce the overall weight, the same goes for the choice of the stunning carbon fibre Recaro seats and a custom titanium exhaust. The chassis was reinforced to make sure the added power could be properly harnessed, and to further improve the already brilliant handling dynamics of the car, it was kitted out with custom KW coilovers, Eibach sway bars, and S2R-Spec suspension bushes. Check out the complete spec list below, and while you take all that in, just imagine ordering your own Honda S2000 Type R from Evasive Motorsports, because if you have the budget, you can do just that. Check out the complete pec list below.


Honda 20th anniversary bumper

S2R carbon front lip

S2R wide front fender with bumper extension

S2R carbon rear wing

Spoon aero mirrors

CR tonneau cover

Dry carbon bonnet

Dry carbon boot lid


Alcantara dash and door card

EVS Tuning carbon door card inserts

Recaro Podium carbon seats

Motec M140 ECU / C127 dash display

Momo steering wheel

NSX-R hooter button

FK8 Civic Type R shift knob

Engine / Drivetrain

K20C1 Type R engine

Mugen carbon intake

S2R intake manifold & downpipe

Origin Fab S2R titanium dual exhaust  

EVS Tuning oil cooler

Koyo Racing radiator

S2R custom adaptor plate for 6-speed S2000 transmission

EVS Tuning high capacity rear differential housing

S2R-spec OS Giken LSD

Suspension / Brakes

S2R-spec KW Clubsport coilovers

S2R-spec suspension bushes

EVS bump-steer kit/camber joint

Eibach F/R sway bar kit

S2R chassis brace

Brembo S2-spec front 6-pot calipers / rear 4-pot big brake kit

Wheels / Tyres

18-inch EVS Tuning 52R forged wheels

Yokohama AD09 255/35R18 tyres

Take a look at the YouTube video that explains all the changes made to the original Honda S2000 to create a modern interpretation of the iconic Japanese roadster worthy of wearing the famed Type R badge, even though it uses a computer-generated voice, it's still pretty rad: Honda Never Made an S2000 Type R, But Now You Can Buy One | car info

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