Honda S2000 Gets LSX and Solid Rear Axle, Becomes Drag Racing Animal

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With every year that sees Honda delaying the introduction of an S2000 successor, the cult status of the overly sharp two-seater grows. Even so, certain owners simply can't help but give their S2Ks makeovers that go far beyond what the Japanese automaker intended for them.
The freshest example of this comes from the machine in the piece of footage below, an S2000 that has been given a thorough drag strip-savvy transformation.

We're not even sure which one of the following two changes has more potential when it comes to making purists cringe, so we'll randomly start in the engine compartment. The 9,000 rpm naturally aspirated mill of the JDM delight has made room for an American heart. We're dealing with a built LSX here, with nitrous being the power adder of choice.

Further down the power line, the brilliant rear suspension setup that gifts this Honda wit its awe-inspiring handling is now gone. This was replaced with a solid rear axle, a setup that guarantees the driver can perform one hard launch after another.

Speaking of the guy sitting behind the wheel, he explains the car currently tips the scales at around 3,000 lbs, with him inside.

The video below shows us the shakedown of the 1,320 feet beast and, since the Honda currently uses small nitrous shots, the output sits somewhere in the 600 hp league.

Now, since the owner went through all the hassle mentioned above, the obvious question here has to do with the quarter mile performance. You should know this S2000 now delivers low 10-second passes. And given the hp and weight figures mentioned above, such times are perfectly normal.

For the record, a stock Honda S2000 can deliver quarter mile passes in the high-13s or mid-14s area. So, was all the purist-offending effort worth it? We'll let you be the judge of that.

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