I thought I’d share some studio shots of the S2000 with you all. Over the past year I’ve become perhaps better known for designing GT-Rs but I’m still very proud of my S2000 which was really the car that put me on the map as a complete car designer/producer. Recently I put my S2000 as my desktop wallpaper and it made me remember that I never shared some of these pics with anyone. Here are a few of my favorite angles of the car.
(And for those of you who will ultimately say or think that I should lower the car…keep in mind I drove the car 90 minutes down to the studio for the shoot. I drove in, drove out and did not need to change anything. That’s what a street legal car is all about.)
I consulted with Tom and supplied him the parts to build his dream S2000 about two years ago. This project from the beginning I knew would be special because Tom is someone who like myself is a real lover of high end JDM quality. No shortcuts were made, this car was prepared with simply the best of everything from the frame up.
There are too many quality modifications to list, but here are some of my favorites:
Tracy Sports GT widebody
ASM Dry Carbon Doors, dry carbon hood and dry carbon trunk
Top Secret 19″ TE37 wheels
J’s Racing big brake kit
ASM Limited Edition Recaro RS-G Seats
ASM Titanium Exhaust
Mugen Race Roll Cage
Toda Individual Throttle Body Kit
Tracy Sports Header
The car was stripped to the bare frame and repainted in the beautiful blue hue you see. The car is very light weight and with a highly responsive NA tuned engine, it really is a great example of an ultimate NA street legal S2000.
Lets look at what they’ve built, specifically some NSX demonstration vehicles. I think the cars in the photos speak for themselves so I’ll limit my words to just this.
(This lead-off photo is 1800resolution, click the image to enjoy it in full size wallpaper)
Tracy Sports should be known more than they are, but they purposely kept themselves out of the spotlight for many years. Do you like C-West, J’s Racing, or 5 Zigen’s race cars that compete in Super Taikyu, Time Attack and Endurance Racing? If so then you like Tracy Sports instantly because Tracy Sports is the shop that fabricated almost all of those company’s race cars from the groud up. Yes…that C-West dry carbon S2000 time attack car is actually a Tracy Sports time attack S2000 that utilizes C-West Aero and carries C-West’s name.
Tracy Sports themselves are most famous for the NSX which they campaigned in the Super Taikyu race series for many years. They even manage international teams, for example when J’s Racing competes in Korea it is Tracy Sports who is helping to run the team.
Tracy Sports is about as hard core of a race car builder as they get, competing in many forms of racing globally and doing everything from team management to R&D, Aero parts design and engine building. But it has only been in recent years that they’ve started making their own name as famous as those companies which they’ve been behind all of these years.
Tomorrow we’ll focus on NSX’s and look at some great photos!