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Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000 - S2K V.2

A legendary 2004 S2K that captured a track record, was sold, missed, and rebuilt as a faster version.

Rodrez
Aug 26, 2014

Twelve years ago, the name Evasive Motorsports didn't command the type of respect that it does now. Over a decade of race development based on countless track hours, a business that continues to progress incredibly quickly, and a loyal customer base that's grown exponentially year after year has undoubtedly helped to foster their current status that goes well beyond the Honda aftermarket. In fact, some might argue that their successful campaign of a highly developed and competitive Scion FR-S that Evasive Motorsports built in-house was their breakthrough build. For the Honda community, however, the Evasive name was elevated to a household level long before the Scion project with this 2004 Honda S2000.

2004 honda s2000 volk racing ZE40 11 Photo 2/17   |   Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000 - S2K V.2

In August of 2012, Ken Chitwood's aggressive Voltex-equipped Honda S2000 appeared on the cover of Honda Tuning. Working with Evasive Motorsports from the very beginning, the team had set the Street FR class record of 1:56.7 after besting the former champ, a Supra that had produced a 1:57.711. The achievement was remarkable, especially when it was revealed that the car's powerplant had never been opened and sported mere bolt-on upgrades along with a healthy mix of aero and suspension tuning—both areas that the shop excels in.

2004 honda s2000 F22C 08 Photo 3/17   |   Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000 - S2K V.2

The secret to Evasive Motorsports' success with the first S2000 really wasn't much of a secret at all. Theory, research, development, and testing had culminated in a potent performer that, other than a few custom touches, was comprised almost entirely of parts you'd find on the inventory shelves of their Santa Fe Springs, California, storefront. Having reached their initial goal of earning the record, the next step was, of course, to progress and go even faster. Working in conjunction with HKS to help develop their supercharger system for the U.S. market, the team jumped into the forced-induction realm and when all was said and done, they topped their own record with a 1:53.9. The icing on the cake was an announcement that Hot Wheels was to immortalize the car in die-cast form, and they even designed an additional red version of the Honda S2000 to accompany the original on toy aisles everywhere.

2004 honda s2000 HKS intercooler 06 Photo 4/17   |   Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000 - S2K V.2

But what comes next, after finding so much success with a build? Mike Chang of Evasive Motorsports says, "We felt we had accomplished all of our goals with the car, so it was put up for sale and we moved on to the next project." It sounds simple enough, but, not surprising, the Evasive Motorsports crew felt like something was missing not long after the blue car had been shipped to its new owner overseas. "We just started to miss having a fast Honda S2000 around the shop, so we figured why not build another one? The color this time around is to mimic the red version that Hot Wheels put out. We thought it would be cool to have two cars that looked exactly like the toy versions."

2004 honda s2000 eibach multi pro R2 coilover reservoirs 05 Photo 5/17   |   Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000 - S2K V.2

When the idea of the V.2 build came about, Evasive relied on the very attributes that had brought them this far, never veering away from the group's theory of obtaining a proper balance. Mike says, "We're always about building cars that represent an entire package. Our focus has always been on aero, suspension, and chassis setup above all else." Not unlike the original build, V.2 starts with an AP2 chassis and internally stock F22C heart. The same HKS supercharger kit that Evasive helped develop is bolted on, as is an HKS header, and EVS Tuning 70-SSP exhaust system. Power output comes in at under 350 whp, which, in today's "peak number drunk" import community, doesn't sound like much, but it's more than enough to push the roadster around the track at breakneck speeds.

2004 honda s2000 voltex type 2 GT wing 12 Photo 6/17   |   Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000 - S2K V.2

Behind the 18x10 Volk Racing ZE40s and Advan AD08R rubber lie Eibach R2 coilovers with ERS springs built specifically to Evasive specs. Standard Eibach S2000 sway bars, J's Racing roll center adjusters, and Mugen bushings round out a suspension package that's been proven on track time and time again. With the added "go" and side-to-side defense come crucial braking needs, which have been met by a newly installed AP Racing four-piston brake kit.

2004 honda s2000 HKS GT supercharger 10 Photo 7/17   |   Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000 - S2K V.2

Always a major player in the Evasive Motorsports formula, aero was addressed much like that of the first car, albeit a bit more on the mild side. Mike adds, "The setup and philosophy behind the aero is the same, but this car might be even more 'street' than Ken's blue Honda S2000 as that one had a custom, chassis-mounted rear wing, and a flat belly tray. This version will be strictly street style as far as aero goes. We wanted to prove that you can build a very fast car by utilizing nothing but off-the-shelf parts." Once again, Voltex aero was utilized and consists of a Suzuka front bumper, Version 1 side steps, flares at all four corners, and a rear diffuser. Mounted to the carbon-fiber trunk is a Voltex Type 2 GT wing and K1 Laboratory duckbill. The entire car was then vinyl wrapped in red by Aerowerks in order to match the Hot Wheels variant.

As good as the car looks, it's the performance on track that has people shaking their heads in disbelief. Having already topped their old Street FR Class record with a 1:53.6, Evasive has their sights set on a new record, this time in the Overall Street class that's currently ruled by an Evo. Mike adds, "We're hoping the car will go even faster for Super Lap Battle 2014. The current Street Overall record is a 1:53.068 and we're gunning for that this year..."

Bolts & Washers

Propulsion
F22C
HKS GT supercharger kit
HKS intercooler/piping
HKS blow-off valve
HKS header
EVS Tuning 70-SSP exhaust
Custom 70mm test pipe
DeatschWerks 800cc injectors
DeatschWerks fuel pump
SARD fuel collector tank (2L)
CSF radiator
Samco hoses
Exedy Hyper single clutch
Exedy flywheel
EVS Tuning driveshaft spacers
EVS Tuning differential mounts
KAAZ 1.5 way LSD

Power
345 whp/242 lb-ft of torque

Suspension
Eibach Multi-Pro R2 coilovers (Evasive spec)
Eibach ERS springs
Eibach front/rear antiroll bars
Mugen suspension bushings
J's camber joint with roll center adjusters
Evasive custom track spec alignment

2004 honda s2000 K1 laboratory duckbill wing 16 Photo 11/17   |   Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000 - S2K V.2

Resistance
AP Racing 4-piston caliper
AP Racing discs
Project MU Club Racer pads
Project MU G-Four fluid
AP Racing brake lines

Wheels & Tires
18x10 +35 Volk Racing ZE40
285/30-18 Advan AD08R

2004 honda s2000 SARD fuel collector tank 09 Photo 12/17   |   Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000 - S2K V.2

Exterior
Red vinyl wrap by Aerowerks
Mugen hardtop
Voltex Suzuka bumper (Race version)
Voltex side step Version 1
Voltex Type 2 GT wing
Voltex front/rear fender flares
Voltex rear diffuser
Dry carbon trunk
K1 Laboratory duckbill wing
Carbon fiber vented hood
Craft Square mirrors

Interior
Recaro Profi SPG
J's Racing seat rails
Schroth Racing Profi III-6 harness
Momo Mod 78 wheel
Cusco 4-point rollbar

2004 honda s2000 AP racing brake caliper 15 Photo 13/17   |   Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000 - S2K V.2

Electronics
Hondata FlashPro management
Hondata traction control (TCS)
Racepak G2X data logger

Props
Evasive Motorsports team, Rays Engineering, Mackin Industries, AeroWerkz, HKS Yokohama Tires, Voltex Racing

Owner Specs

Daily Grind
Evasive Motorsports

Favorite Site
evasivemotorsports.com

Screen Name
Evasive S2000

Building Hondas
20 years

Dream Car
Mclaren F1

Inspiration For This Build
Create the fastest track/street driven car-period.

Future Build
Go faster

2004 honda s2000 hot wheels version 14 Photo 17/17   |  
Immortalized: Hot Wheels version of Evasive V.2

Substantial Growth

The Evasive story started like so many others, with a couple of enthusiasts working out of their garage and eventually ending up in a 1,000-square-foot facility. That was in 2002 and what makes their journey different, is the significant amount of growth that's come ever since that first location. Having moved on four different occasions, their current facility is over 12,000 square feet, features multiple lifts, a dyno, and, of course, an alignment machine that's been key to developing Evasive's signature, race-proven alignment settings for all types of vehicles.

Sources

Eibach Springs
Corona, CA 92879
800-507-2338
www.eibach.com
Hondata
Torrance, CA 90503
310-782-8278
http://www.hondata.com
Evasive Motorsports
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
626-336-3400
http://www.evasivemotorsports.com
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