Keep it simple: not only a good philosophy for life, but in some cases it's the best philosophy for tuning when starting with a good platform. Out of the box the Honda S2000 has been hailed as one of the best roadsters ever made. In the Top Gear Survey the S2000 won 'best in class' and 'best in build quality' three years running. Its high X-bone frame, independent double wishbone suspension, 50:50 weight distribution, and lightweight aluminum body panels ensure it handles like a proper sporty roadster with performance pedigree. Coupled with a high-revving 4 cylinder engine and a manual 6 speed transmission that sends 100% of the power to the rear wheels its got all the right ingredients to put a smile on the face of any wheelman, or in this case wheelwoman.
This clean AP1 S2000 belongs to Sara of SW Stance, a self-proclaimed stance junky from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Sara started out with one of the best platforms to drive, so in the pursuit to make this S2000 her own she chose to keep it simple. But by no means does 'simple' have to be 'boring'. The centerpiece(s) of this car undoubtedly are the wheels, which Sara methodically built. She started with 3 piece Work VS-XX in 18x8 and 18x9, but to add her personal touch she broke down her wheels and got to work. A fresh coat of teal powdercoating, refinished barrels and coated hardware were all done before she reassembled them. Now they really catch your attention and better fit Sara's style.
Other simple yet well-chosen exterior changes are the updated AP2 front bumper and lip, which are accentuated by a LowProAero splitter. An OEM hardtop, AP2 taillights and a shaved trunk round out the exterior modifications. The result is one killer profile. Actually, it looks killer from every angle.
A big thanks to Josh of Lunchbox Photoworks for inviting out to shoot alongside him. Good times are always had when I get to work with him.
Monsoon season was upon us, so we quietly moved around the gusty desert plain and let the weather do its dance with the setting sun.