This is a Honda S2000R, developed by Evasive Motorsports as an upgraded version of the 2000’s two-door sports car

Production of the Honda S2000 ended in 2009, but it lives on vehemently in the hearts of enthusiasts. No wonder, since the eponymous two-litre engine revved up to 9,000 rpm. There was never a Type R version during its nine-year production run, and while some might argue the roadster didn’t need such an upgrade, Evasive Motorsports are now giving the S2000R a go.



Honda S2000R von Evasive Motorsports: Der Type R, den es nie gab

Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000R Zoom

When building a vehicle with Type R influence, it’s never a bad idea to start with a Type R engine. At this point, S2000 purists might want to look the other way, as the high-revving naturally aspirated F20 four-cylinder is replaced by the supercharged K20 engine from the previous generation Civic Type R.

The swap includes a custom Evasive intake manifold, an upgraded downpipe, a Mugen carbon fiber intake manifold and a MoTec M140 engine management system to make it all work together.

In its most basic form, the S2000R produces the same 306hp as the FK8 Civic Type R. We say “simplest” because Evasive Motorsports offers other upgrades for buyers who want more power, although details on those items or power levels are not yet known.

As for the powertrain, the original S2000 six-speed manual gearbox was retained, bolted to the engine via a special bellhousing. An upgraded limited-slip differential helps control the power, and Brembo six-piston calipers with 14-inch discs keep it in check.

Four-piston calipers are used at the rear, and for parking on inclines there is a special Evasive handbrake that works in tandem with the new Brembos. An upgraded coilover kit with anti-roll bars and bushings is also part of the package.


Honda S2000R von Evasive Motorsports: Der Type R, den es nie gab

Evasive Motorsports Honda S2000R Zoom

To give the S2000 a modern feel inside, the classic instrument cluster has been replaced with a digital MoTec screen. New Recaro seats, Alcantara trim and carbon fiber door panels are other interior updates.

Externally there is a modest body kit with a carbon fiber front lip, 20th Anniversary S2000 front fascia, widebody fenders and plenty of carbon fiber – specifically for the hood, trunk, tonneau cover and rear spoiler.

The car shown here is number 000 and is essentially a working prototype, but Evasive Motorsports says interested S2000 fans can either buy a turnkey model or offer their own S2000 for conversion. Prize packages will be announced at a later date.