2018! and it’s almost Feb already! Pretty nuts how fast my life seems to be moving nowadays. So I don’t know if you know this, but AMAZON JAPAN ships to the USA. Typically for smaller items like books and magazines and such…..It’s way cheaper than your local JDM bookstore, because you are paying the actual price of the magazine + shipping is pretty damn reasonable. So when the next S2k Hyper Rev comes out, I’ll definitely get my friends together to order some!
With that being said, my wife had an order in and she asked me if I wanted something. So I asked for this super rad super jdm book.
I can’t read Japanese well (not at all) but they are tons of good pictures here I don’t ever see online
Super detailed buyers guide explaining all the different models and generations of S2000s. I really wish we had an English version of this.
The Model 100 is basically the 2000-2001 Ap1 for the US, the s2k came out in 1999 in Japan. Model 120 is the equivalent of a 2003+ ap1 model in the USA. So if you are ever on a Japanese OEM parts site, you now know what these numbers mean, they reference these a lot of Japanese webpages.
The Model 130 is an Ap2 with an F20c, but the styling and interior is like the USA 04-05 model years. I know in Europe they kept the F20c and even had a DBW version, I believe in Europe the F20c with DBW is called a F20c2. The JDM Model 130 kept the cable throttle.
The buyers guide goes into further detail of what to look for in an S2000. They are some pictures but of course everything is in Japanese.
Tons of Great pictures in this book. I enjoy the prototype S2k Material.
This is pretty awesome. The Del-Sol was used as an S2k Test mule. Pretty much Del-sol skin but all S2k Drivetrain. These are used for testing purposes and not to reveal what the actual car looks like. The S2k was actually used as a test mule for the ill-fated NSX car with a v10 Engine.
interesting Tail lights
Some early renderings
Another crazy early prototype S2k. Look at that crazy lip. I can see a bit of ASM in that front bumper. The side is interesting too.
Wind tunnel testing
So that is just a glimpse of the book. I highly suggest you guys buy it! Definitely cements myself into S2k Otaku-dom….