2004 Honda S2000

Scott Healy's 2004 Honda S2000 epitomizes both the journey and end we all take as automotive enthusiasts: what you see here is the product of countless hours given to a meticulous vision and pristine planning—the ingredients for a build that perfectly carves canyons in style and wins autoshows with brawn.

Progressing from the outside in, Scott installed custom Carbon/Kevlar diffusers from Downforce, which include front splitters, side diffusers, and a three-piece rear diffuser. These rare and incredibly gorgeous additions were then complimented by paint matched cleared-headlights and taillights.

Inside, Scott invested the same amount of meticulous detail spent on the exterior by swapping the seats, door panels, steering wheel, center console, shift boot, shift knob, radio door, and floor mats with those found in the S2000 CR. A ZOOM Engineering rear view mirror was added for some additional flare, along with a plethora of ice: Beats are dropped via a Pioneer Bluetooth head unit, Focal K2P components, a JL Audio 450/4 amp for highs/mids, a JL Audio 500/1 amp for his subwoofer, a JL Audio 10w6 driver, a JL Audio S2000 stealthbox, and a relocated Odyssey 925 battery in the trunk.

With so much invested in utilizing the riches of so many high-quality brands, Scott kept the pattern up when figuring out his stance. Sitting on Bilstien PSS9 coilovers, Scott's S2000 was fitted with custom powder-coated BBS LM's in 18x8+50 and 18x9.5+55 wheels, wrapped in Dunlop Direzza Star Specs (225/40 with 265/35)—along with polished lips, of course. Stopping on a beautifully fitting Wildwood Big Brake Kit, Scott also opted to roll the rear fender, trim the rear bumper, and shave bumper tabs while rolling and trimming the front fender and fender liner.

With so much high quality materials in one vehicle, one could easily stop here… but amazingly, Scott doesn’t. Under the bonnet one will find a galore of high performance parts, accented by a plethora of Carbon/Kevlar. Utilizing the stock bottom, Scott fully built, ported and polished the F22C head while powder-coating the valve cover. Scott then upped the horspower exponentially with use of a Full-Race ProStreet turbo kit with a GT35R turbo, Tial wastegate and blow-off valve, T1R 70mm "sparrow" dual exhaust, Full-Race black-anodized intercooler, Fullblown 74mm throttle body, port matched Walbro 255lph fuel pump (hardwired from battery), a Koyo aluminum radiator, two Flex-A-Lite radiator fans, Fullblown silicon radiator hoses, Skunk2 1.3bar radiator cap, and a custom radiator overflow/catch can combo tank. In addition, Scott installed a custom window wiper fluid reservoir tank, a ClutchMasters FX400 6-puck clutch, Hasport diff. mounts on a stock differential, and, to top everything off, a complete wire tuck with gold anodized allen head bolts and wahers used throughout—an aesthetically glorious addition that suits the Carbon/Kevlar spark plug cover, radiator cooling plate, and heat shield.

In the end, what everyone leaves away with, having wiped the drool and closing dropped jaws, is the realization that Scott's S2000 is the complete package: it has high-performing (500+ hp) function with proper, pristine form, making use of some of the biggest and best brands. In the end, what everyone leaves Scott's car thinking is more than "What a cool car"—nay, instead, we all leave Scott's car with a reevaluation of our own cars: we realize that perfection isn't an indefinite horizon but, instead, it's a realistic destination; Scott reminds us that building a proper car takes a lot of time, effort, and energy (and, of course, money), but more importantly, he reminds us to remain orthodox in our tuning and to seek perfection, without compromise, without faltering, and without regret, no matter what.

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