Honda S2000 Gets 450 HP NSX Engine, Becomes Honda S3500 German Time Attack Monster

We’ve all been there - you drive the brilliantly balanced Honda S2000, lust for some extra kick to avoid being overtaken by sporty SUVs on the straights and can’t help but wonder if a lot of added hp wouldn’t ruin the balance of the car.
Honda S2000 with NSX engine: Honda S3500 5 photos
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Well, if the answer to that question comes from a Honda S3500, we’re glad to take the S2000 to the gym.

Forget the old rumors about Honda replacing the S2000 with something called the S3500. This is a one-off that comes from a German tuner you probably haven’t heard of. And it has a heavily modified NSX V6 in it.

Unlike the world’s most powerful S2000, which obviously comes from the quarter mile-hungry US aftermarket scene and delivers 1,600 hp, this creature is all about the delicate balance required by tracking a car. And we love it.

How could we not? This thing shows what happens when German OCD-grade engineering comes to add to Honda’s obsession with showing the rest of the world it can build better sportscars.

Based on the NSX’s 3.2-liter transverse mounted V6, the longitudinally placed heart of this S3500 (this name comes so natural) has a displacement of 3.5 liters. A host of mods, including a dry-sump lubrication system and a Jenvey single throttle body system, allow the unit to deliver 450 hp and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm), while retaining its natural aspiration.

The front-mid-mounted engine works with a Drenth-supplied six-speed sequential gearbox and a Tilton double-plate clutch.

The amount of custom precision modification work invested into this Honda is amazing, with the aerodynamic package alone (yep, that’s a carbon rear wing) giving you something to think about when you’re alone at night. That hardtop might split a few opinions, but everybody who has set foot on a track knows the development is entirely legit. You can check out the full visual details in the gallery below, with the photos coming from Used4.

Oh, and while Honda's racetrack activities never had anything to do with Gulf, it's hard to complain about this livery.

Since this S35k comes with FIA E2-SC racing homologation, the company has ensured it packs all the right hardware for flying from one vibrator to another. A fully adjustable suspension and a fade-resistant, racing-grade braking system are some of the best examples. And while there's no word on the weight, we expect this ride to be a good friend of the scales.

After all, the tuner is going to keep this car. Whether this is a self-indulgence that comes after years of building similar customer cars or just a Christmas present, we salute their effort and hope to see the S3500 invading YouTube soon.
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