Close-Up: Diamond in Ogikubo – Type One Tuned S2000

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Spoon Sports: a staple of the Honda tuning community.   Any time I travel to Japan I make it a point to try and visit Spoon and Type One because, well, it’s Spoon.  Aside from Mugen, no other company works closer to Honda than Spoon and the results are amazing.  A few weeks ago my friend and I dropped by Type One to see what they had cooking.  The day before the Twin Ring race we didn’t expect much, but fortunately they had left a few employees back at the shop to take care of the weekend customers.  I’ll save the full ‘Locale’ feature for another day, but I’ve been itching to share these next few photos with you guys.  I posted a teaser on the official NDF Facebook  page a few weeks ago and you guys went ballistic over it; this is really a cool car.  Anyway, when I was walking upstairs I was so intrigued by this one white S2000 that was for sale that an employee was showing to an interested customer, that I didn’t even notice it sitting to the side of the shop.  When I finally saw it I could hardly contain myself.  The guys at Type One have always been really cool with visitors, so I wasn’t reserved at all with my picture taking.  Although it is a customer car, I was laying on the ground, getting behind lifts, and moving stuff out of the way to get better shots of it.  I even caught the guy upstairs smirking a little at me – probably thinking why the hell I cared so much about it.  Click past the break to see more of Japanese Darth Vader’s S2000.

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I would imagine that the first attribute you’d notice is the matte black paint.  It was so uncommon for me to see such a paint job at a Spoon shop.  Since then, silver had been the most estranged color I’d seen in the garage.  Yellow’s, blue’s, and white’s seem to be most common when around the area.

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Your eyes may then wander a bit lower to notice the 18″ silver Volk Racing CE28’s tucked snug under the Spoon fenders – probably the best fit for a S2000.  Wrapped in Dunlop Z1’s for a nice mix of drive-ability and performance on the street.

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In case you didn’t notice them – here they are.  Notice them now?

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I couldn’t quite fit the whole car in the frame with the 20mm lens I had on my camera, so I took it upon myself to move some jack-stands and boxes out of the way to get a little bit more leverage.  The mixture of carbon and matte black paint makes quite the menacing combination.

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Another shot from the rear of the massive GT wing.

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Alright, here’s where I come to the tricky part.  This front bumper looks A LOT like the new Voltex offering, with a few slight differences.  While this is still pretty rare, it is possible given the location I was at; or perhaps this is some kind of kit I’ve never seen before – which would baffle me a little bit.  It took a little bit of back-mind index searching, but then I realized it was an offering from Sorcery.  Whatever the case though, the car looks great, and knowing Spoon it performs just as well as it looks.  Before I left the senior employee gave me a cool Type One bag with the newest Spoon catalog, some stickers and an Option die cast of their endurance S2000; always a pleasure visiting this shop.  So, what do you guys think?

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