If you've never stepped foot on the miles of padded carpeting housed within the Las Vegas Convention Center for the annual SEMA Show, then you probably follow the web and social updates that pop up throughout the entire week. Whether you call it automotive F.O.M.O. or genuine curiosity, you do your best to keep up with the build debuts, parts releases, and general happenings from the world's biggest aftermarket gathering. And while you're sifting through all of that content, if you're like most, you're probably shaking your head at some of the builds that you're positive were either never fully completed or will never, ever see the light of day after the week's activities fizzle out.
That can certainly be said for some displays in Vegas, sure, but there are those that have big plans after the weeklong affair—plans that include endless wrench time and plenty of track miles. Take this S2000, built by Evasive Motorsports, for example. The downright offensively aggressive aero and towering rear wing aren't entirely uncommon these days for street, track, and show cars, but the additions made to Honda's iconic roadster were put in place for a purpose other than grabbing people's attention.
This version is the first of its kind, a collaborative effort between Evasive and Japanese aero gurus Voltex Racing. The latest version of Evasive's S2K is dubbed EVS2-V4, a progression of sorts as the tuning group has dirtied their hands in just about every possible S2000 configuration over the years and spent much of their time testing, sorting, and developing on the track.
This newly debuted Voltex Racing Circuit Version II aero is about as extreme as it gets with a massive, extended front splitter that sits just below their traditional bumper. The front fenders widen the arches considerably, leave quite a bit of open space behind the front wheels, and "swoop" downward toward the side skirts that unabashedly jut out from the body in extreme fashion. From about the center portion of the side diffusers, a new angle takes over and again pushes outward but leads to a rear quarter panel that carries even more girth, uses vents both high and low on its rear, and all of the angular cuts and transitions culminate in a carbon rear diffuser that pushes well beyond the factory bumper dimensions. Now, we know you've seen some big wings out there perched on the back of various cars in your neck of the woods, but this Voltex wing is bigger. How big? Trust us, it's just bigger.
Those with a keen eye will pick up on the carbon fiber mirrors that attach to the factory mirror mounting points but feature a sculpted base with nicely sized mirror that had many asking when and how much.
You may have seen this mirror style used before on Porsche motorsports cars, like this IMSA Weathertech competitor spotted on the show floor. The mirrors used at SEMA were merely 3D printed prototypes but based on the feedback from show attendees, it feels like Evasive has to eventually offer these under their EVS Tuning line. Shouts of "take my money" could be heard throughout SEMA week anytime someone spotted the additions.
Under the heavily vented dry carbon hood sits an F-series engine that's been reworked with a Toda 2350 stroker kit that includes their crank, rods, and Defric coated pistons to bring displacement up to 2.35L (see video for engine bay images). Add to that an HKS GT8550-based supercharger kit and the power equation is taken care of. To help transfer that power properly, OS Giken provided their 7-speed sequential transmission.
All the power in the world and the wildest aero don't mean a thing without proper suspension and tires, and Evasive went with Moton Motorsports dampers and Advan A050 rubber wrapped around Advan TC-4 rollers.
Evasive Motorsports' EVS2-V4 sat front and center in the Mackin Ind. booth during SEMA week and did exactly what it was supposed to do: wow show goers while pulling them into the booth for a closer look at all that Mackin has to offer. With those duties now fulfilled, Evasive is set to begin track testing their latest version S2000 in early 2019 and we can't wait to see it in action.