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Timeless 2006 Honda S2000 Packs A 460HP Punch!

For some, it's all about the build process and constant progression, while for others it's about simply enjoying the ride.

Rodrez
Oct 13, 2020
Photographer: @redherringphotography

When you buy an already modified project car, like this 2006 Honda S2000, you can expect that two byproducts will almost always accompany that purchase. The first is that you'll hear, "Isn't that so and so's car?" over and over again, probably for years to come. The other is that 9 times out of 10, the car's original builder will have left some unfinished portions or modified something that either needs repair or, in some cases, a complete "do-over." For Aymaan Rehman, the S2000's current owner, that first item isn't an issue at all in his eyes, and in terms of righting the wrongs of the car's past, this AP2 was not only built right but was expertly maintained, and now Aymaan is enjoying the fruits of that dedication.

2006 Honda S2000 ASM Rear Overfenders Photo 20/20   |   Timeless 2006 Honda S2000 Packs A 460HP Punch!

A rite of passage for many, hands-on building has been the cornerstone of import enthusiasm since its earliest days, but not everyone has the knowhow or time to dedicate to building something to the level of this S2k. Aymaan adds, "I knew I wanted something that I could just get in and enjoy the crap out of. I am now 22 years old, but I work day and night on my own business working with clients. Since time is worth a lot to me, I wanted a car that was built with reputable, high-end authentic parts and had an overwhelming attention to detail." That's exactly what he got after putting the word out via social media that he was on the hunt for an S2000 or Supra and was hit with an overwhelming amount of potential options.

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This car caught Aymaan's attention immediately, and as he dove deeper into the parts and the meticulous upkeep, he knew he'd found the one. "After opening the message, it was love at first sight. I quickly came to find out that this car was perfect for me. A Grand Prix White, unmolested, supercharged, widebody S2000 with only the best of the best parts was laid in front of my eyes on my laptop screen. I was dead set on this car." Negotiations began digitally but eventually led to a 5-minute phone conversation that sealed the deal. A flight was booked to St. Louis, Mo. to pick up a car that Aymaan was infatuated with but had only seen in photos.

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Agreeing to spend thousands of hard-earned dollars on a car you've never seen in person is a major step. In Aymaan's case, serving as the Creative Director at LGND Supply Co. afforded the purchase and he was confident the car would be up to par, but nevertheless, it's a nerve-racking thought. Any feelings of potential regret were washed away after the previous owner picked Aymaan up from the airport and drove him 2.5 hours to Poplar Bluff, where he'd open the door to the S2000's home - a climate-controlled garage. "The car did not seem real. I thought to myself, 'is this actually happening?' Seeing this car in person made my decision to buy this car that much better. It was almost surreal. The car was one of the cleanest examples of an S2000 I've ever seen."

On the outside, the pristine paint carries over the straight body and onto ASM over fenders in the rear, with Kingdom Metalworks of Kentucky's hand-crafted steel widebody fenders up front. The factory hood was pierced in order to create three vents on the hot side of the F22C, and up front a factory AP2 front lip is bolted in place. Just under that lip is a Downforce carbon-fiber splitter accompanied by a pair of APR canards. APR also supplied the lightweight side mirrors and the GTC-200 carbon rear wing. The most sought-after exterior addition by far is the authentic Mugen carbon fiber hardtop that caps off the body updates.

2006 Honda S2000 Spoon Sports Monoblock Caliper Photo 20/20   |   Timeless 2006 Honda S2000 Packs A 460HP Punch!

Keeping a stock set of wheels on a car like this would be criminal, so a square set of Enkei NT03s in 18x9-inch, +27 offset were added and partially cover Spoon Sports Monoblock calipers. The larger brakes clamp EBC "Red Stuff" pads onto DBA rotors after brake fluid passes through Science of Speed brake lines. You won't find bargain suspension on this AP2, its original shock and spring combo ditched for Ohlins Road & Track coilovers. The ride height is dialed-in to a tasteful level and allows Aymaan to take advantage of the wider track afforded by the custom front fenders and quarter panel add-ons.

2006 Honda S2000 SOS Supercharger System Photo 20/20   |   Timeless 2006 Honda S2000 Packs A 460HP Punch!

Everyone loves the high-revving F-series under the hood but most feel things are a lot more fun with a taste of boost. Doubling the power output happens with a Science of Speed supercharger kit that spins upon a 3.2 pulley, with spent gases moving from an internally stock engine to a J's Racing header and through a single outlet T1R exhaust. With Hondata's user-friendly FlashPro on board and Evans Tuning working their magic, the 2.2L now pumps out 460whp and 290 lb-ft of torque with power instantaneous, rather than forcing you to hold your breath until you reach the power band.

2006 Honda S2000 APR Performance GTC 200 Wing Photo 20/20   |   Timeless 2006 Honda S2000 Packs A 460HP Punch!

It's not often you find an S2000 cared for at this level up for sale, and it's rare that someone is in the position to make a purchase that's mutually beneficial for both parties, but that's exactly what happened. Since taking ownership, Aymaan has been enjoying his S2000 as-is and relishing in his decision to purchase the car. When asked what, if anything, is next for this AP2, he stated, "With all the parts the car has, it's pretty much done...but you know how car guys are, nothing is ever done. A carbon fiber steering wheel is on the way and the wheel setup is going to be changed soon."

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2006 Honda S2000 JDP Rear Diffuser Photo 20/20   |   Timeless 2006 Honda S2000 Packs A 460HP Punch!
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Timeless 2006 Honda S2000 Packs A 460HP Punch!
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Owner: Aymaan Rehman
Car: 2006 Honda S2000 AP2
Instagram: @ahrashii
Engine: Science of Speed supercharger, water-to-air kit, 3.2 pulley; Hondata FlashPro; Walbro fuel pump; T1R single exit exhaust; J's Racing header; Walbro Race fuel pump; ID1000 injectors; Billman TCT; Password:JDM solenoid cover; APR carbon fiber cooling plate; 460whp/290tq tuned by Jeff Evans in PA
Drivetrain: Competition Clutch Stage II; OEM AP1 flywheel
Suspension: Ohlins Road and Track Coilovers
Braking: Spoon Monobloc calipers; DBA rotors; EBC "red stuff" pads; Science of speed Stainless brake lines
Wheels & Tires: Enkei NT03 18x9 +27; Firestone Indy 500 255/35
Exterior: Mugen carbon fiber hard top; APR Performance GTC-200 carbon fiber wing, canards, side mirrors; ASM rear over fenders; JDP carbon fiber rear diffuser; Downforce front lip, side diffusers; S2000 CR trunk; Honda NSX-R emblems; custom cut hood vents
Interior: Mugen V3 wheel, shift knob; Works Bell quick-release; Password:JDM carbon fiber airbag tray; Recaro Pole Position seats; Takata harnesses; Hard Dog rollbar; Innovate Garage digital boost gauges

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