A term that is eerily familiar to those among us with car projects/builds that are either just beginning or have been going on for quite some time, only to see the light of day during the spring/summer season. Although these “Money Pits” only live to see two seasons during the year, it’s best to believe that the time spent on the “Money Pit” whether it be at the track, cruising, or a trip to the local convenience store, is worth every penny.
It isn’t all joy and happiness, however. Like any other hobby or pastime, accidents can certainly happen, no matter how much one can try to avoid them. What goes through the mind of an owner at the time of an accident though? Does one give up entirely on the project? OR (to quote a Daft Punk song) does one make it harder, better, faster, and stronger?
Some of you may remember Terence Wah’s S2000 that we featured here on illmotion in our debut year, for those who do not, Terence’s S2K was built solely for driving pleasure on the track.
Since this S2000′s last feature, Terence changed wheels and is now rocking a new set of Volk RE30s with a Magnesium Blue finish. For better braking performance, Terence upgraded to Spoon stainless steel brake lines, slotted rotors and Spoon 4-Pot monoblock calipers on the front. Suspension and Chassis seem to play an important role on this S2000 as it performs with HKS Hipermax Sport III coilovers, a Spoon front X-Brace and a Spoon Rear Cross Beam Bar. For enhanced breathability on the track, this S2000 roars with a full Spoon N1 Exhaust System.
Without a doubt, every single modification to Terence’s S2000 had to serve a purpose on the track, and that it did.
One day (out of numerous occasions) at the track however, Terence had a minor incident that led to his car going off course and off the track. Suffering a few minor damages to his S2000, the only question that remained was, ‘What was Terence going to do?’.
Long story short, Terence did not see this as a set back and went in the route of the previously mentioned Daft Punk reference, and kept his “Money Pit” going harder, better, faster, stronger.
For the rebirth this S2000′s Aero and Appearance, it now sits sporting brand new 3-Stage Pearl Yellow paint, an AP1 rear bumper, Shine ASM Front Fenders, some carbon goodies from J’s Racing (Hood, GT Wing), and a CF Trunk.
With a newly refreshed exterior, CF aero pieces and a minor incident at the track taken as a learning experience, we commend people like Terence and the commitment he has for his “Money Pit”. With patience and time dedicated to his track toy, the end result of his “Money Pit” still proves to be worth it.
|OWNER: Terence Wah
|VEHICLE: Honda S2000
Bridgestone Potenza RE11 – F: 255/40/17 R:255/40/17 (Track)
HKS Hipermax Sport III Coilovers
RAYS Black Short Lug Nuts (Anodized)
Volk RE30 (Mag Blue): 17×9 +54 x4
Volk Mag Blue Centercaps
Spoon Front X-Brace
Spoon Rear Cross Beam Bar
Hawk HP+ Brake Pads – Front and Rear
PowerSlot Slotted Rotor – Front and Rear
Spoon 4-Pot Monoblock Front Calipers
Spoon SS Brake Lines
|EXHAUST & INTAKE
Spoon N1 Dual Full Exhaust System
AP1 Rear Bumper
APR Front Air Dam Lip
Seibon CF Trunk
J’s Racing (Voltex) Type-1 GT Wing
J’s Racing Type-V CFRP Front Hood
Pearl Yellow Tri-Stage Paint
Shine ASM Front Fenders w/ CF Insert and Bumper Extensions
|INTERIOR & NON-PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
Bride Vios III Racing Seat – driver
Compustar Alarm System
Pioneer Deck – USB + iPOD Integration
T1R Suede Shift Boot
Spoon Reclinable Seat – passenger
T1R Ti Shiftknob
For more pics visit the gallery HERE