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2005 Honda S2000 - Tag No Sponsor

A show stopping Honda S2000 from Canada, built with no strings attached

Austin Lott
Mar 22, 2019
Photographer: Jeremy Alan Glover

Want to know what the downside is to those sponsorships everyone seems to be getting on Instagram? Strings. Sometimes you're reppin' stickers or posting ridiculous hashtags, and other times you're building a car around parts you've been given, not the parts you truly want. Jean-Francois Boucher (who goes by "JF") doesn't have that problem. "I built this car alone and for me," he tells us. "Without any sponsors, and I'm proud of it!" And it's one helluva ride, especially considering JF resides in Quebec, not too far from Montreal, and not where you'd expect to find a heavy-hitting S2000 build like this.

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The show aspect of JF's AP2 came together first. He picked the car in '15, and set out to build it with a distinct vision called the "The Black Pearl." It would possess an evil, dangerous, all-black theme that would be unmistakable in his region. It sports a Voltex front bumper and a set of Industry Garage over-fenders. Above the Spoon rear bumper is a Voltex wing, and fitted at all four corners were 18-inch CCW D110 wheels, in black of course. For a region with harsh winters, a convertible dropped on an Air Lift suspension doesn't seem like a likely choice. But for JF, the choice was easy, and it was a choice that made him stand out from the rest.

The interior certainly wasn't forgotten, with a blend of functional elements like the Cusco seven-point rollcage. There's also a suede Sparco steering wheel that's flanked by a Qube Engineering LED cluster and additional AEM gauges.

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Under the hood is where we discover JF is serious about business. The F20C has been bored, stroked and strengthened to 2.2-liters, not to mention the valvetrain has been reworked for more power, and a massive Precision 6266 turbo can only mean this engine setup isn't here to play any games. Mated to a six-speed manual that, according to JF, was rebuilt by Spoon Sports, the convertible makes 636 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. Not finished yet, the bay has been shaved and wire-tucked, finishing JF's definition of the ultimate show car.

JF has been raking up car show accolades across Canada; however, after having this current setup for the last year or so, he admitted to us that he enjoys laying down the power of his S2000 most. That, and not having to rock any unwanted sponsor decals.

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By Austin Lott
25 Articles
2005 Honda S2000 - Tag No Sponsor
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Owner: Jean-Francois Boucher
Hometown: St-Joseph-du-lac, Quebec, Canada
Occupation: Owner, Redine Mafia Garage
Instagram: @redlinemafias2k
Power: 636hp, 430 lb-ft of torque
Engine: 2.2-liter F20C inline-four; JE pistons; Wiseco rods; Darton sleeves; machined crankshaft; Ferrea valves and springs; Brian Crower cams; ARP studs; ported and polished head; ID1000 injectors; AEM fuel pressure gauge, fuel regulator, Tru-Boost boost controller, wideband; Hondata MAP sensor; Fluidampr damper crank pulley; Buddy Club alternator, water pump; lightweight pulley; Ballade Sports timing chain tensioner, air pump delete; Hasport motor and transmission mounts; custom catch can, turbo manifold; Mishimoto oil filter relocator, oil cooler kit; upgraded radiator and fan; Full-Race intercooler; TiAL blow off valve, wastegate; Precision 6266 turbo; 3-inch exhaust with A'PEXi muffler; Walbro 450lph fuel pump; deleted A/C and ABS; SPEC-T cooling plate, oil filter lock, coilpack cover; Password:JDM bolt and washer kit; semi-shaved engine bay
Drivetrain: six-speed manual transmission rebuilt by Spoon Sports Japan; SPEC twin-disc stage 5 clutch kit and internal slave cylinder; Puddymod differential; J's Racing axle spacer; Hasport differential mount
Engine Management: AEM Series 2 ECU
Footwork & Chassis: Air Lift Performance 3H kit; K-Tuned front and rear arm camber kits; Cusco front and rear torsion bars; J's Racing lower ball joint; Innovative bushing kit
Brakes: Wilwood six-piston big brake kit with drilled and slotted rotors; StopTech rear big brake kit; braided stainless lines
Wheels & Tires: 18x11" front, 18x13" rear CCW D110 wheels painted green; 235/35R18 front, 295/35R18 rear Michelin Pilot Sport tires; RAYS lug nuts
Exterior: Industry Garage 85mm rear and 45mm front over-fenders; Spoon Sports rear bumper; Voltex carbon-fiber front bumper, Type 3 carbon-fiber wing; APR carbon-fiber canards and mirrors; RX-7 side diffusers; SPEC-T wing stands, wiper delete plate; LED headlights; smoked taillights; custom hood vent; Mugen carbon-fiber hardtop; BLOX antenna
Interior: Cusco seven-point rollcage; Sparco suede steering wheel; NRG quick-release hub; AEM oil pressure, boost, wideband gauges; Qube Engineering cluster, Pioneer sound system; SPEC-T RLM headrests, kick panels; color-matched trim; BLOX carbon-fiber shifter; custom rollcage-style mounts for color-matched air management system; relocated battery to trunk

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