|Be careful what you do to your car..|
But I want my best Japanese car to be something more affordable. After all, the idea is that you buy something dirt-cheap and then tune them up like mad. If done properly, the results can be astonishing. Done wrong however, and you can end up being a 'ricer'.
The numbers alone don't sound particularly thrilling. Power comes from a naturally aspirated 2.0L 4 pot engine. But this is a 4 pot that just so happens to be one of the best sounding engines ever, revving not to 7000, not 8000, not even 8500rpm, but keeps going until 9000rpm. The only other road cars that can match that are Ferraris. Here is a little video to show what's what.
But it's not just the fact that the engine is a peach. Oh no. This is a very rare car, because it focuses on the driving and driving only. Not many modern cars do that. Distractions are to such a minimum, there is even a flap to cover the stereo.
|Distractions are not allowed in the S2k. Very driver focused.|
The Honda S2000 is everything a driver could ever possibly want if they lived near or at some twisting country roads. You won't win many drag races, but you'll definitely be having much, much more fun than them.
Hurry though, these things are getting rarer and more expensive each day. If you want to poke in for one, now's your time. Who knows, if you keep it in a good condition, you may make a profit come resale!
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The best of Japanese Imports [Part 1] Reviewed by Jack Cooper on 16:20 Rating: