Question time: Has Honda ever made a crappy sports car? The S500, S600 and S800 of the 1960s were, by most accounts, little gems. Ditto their 1990s heir apparent, the Beat, a sharply-styled mid-engine kei roadster for which we would do terrible things (No, seriously, you’d toss your cookies if we told you.) to get one legal and registered where we live. And of course, the Big H’s big guns, the NSX and S2000. So yeah, near as we can tell, every sports car Honda has released over the years (Note that we’re only counting two-seaters riding on dedicated platforms, so no tantrums about us not mentioning the CR-X Si or Integra Type R.) has been the cat’s knees, the bee’s pajamas, etc.
This is not to say, of course, that Honda’s sporting models can’t be relocated even farther away from Sucktown. Take the S2000 seen in this video; it was built by a shop called Arvou, who fitted it with a new centrifugal supercharger kit from HKS. In the hands of pro drifter and Super GT driver Nobuteru Taniguchi, it attacks the world-famous Gunsai Touge with the precision of a laser attached to the second hand of a Swiss-made atomic clock. Also, VTEC plus boost is always a recipe for a good time.