Close-Up: J’s Racing S2000 Type-GT

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Welcome to the most down S2000 ever built;  OK, one of them at least.  JDM Clips recently attended the J’s Racing Fair at Super Autobacs in Tokyo last week to get a closer glimpse at a couple of their machines.  In attendance was their GT-Type wide-bodied S2000 done up in a style only J’s can get away with.  Don’t be fooled though, this AP1 has more than just good looks and a tight body – click past the break to find out more.

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Normally, I’m not that into widebody conversions, because I tend to enjoy the stock, OEM lines of vehicles; especially a car as well designed as the S2000.  However, for J’s Racing, I think I can make an exception – although it comes at a price.  If you think the TYPE-GT トータルエアロシステム (Total Aero System) body kit looks expensive, you’d be right.   At 567,000 JPY, you’d be dropping a cool $7,400 to be the hottest on your block.

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Like most high quality builds in Japan these days, the Type-GT S2000 was rocking a set of Volk CE-28’s;  18×9.5J +15 wrapped in  255/35R18 up front, and an inch wider 18×10.5J +13 in 265/35R18 for the rear.  Stopping power is amped up by a J’s Racing upgraded brake kit.

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  A detailed look at the front fenders.  Supposedly the kit widens the car by 75mm in the rear and 60mm up front (just under 3 inches for you stateside viewers) – although it appears much wider.  It is truly an extreme kit.

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Looking at each individual section of the kit can be deceiving, as they are quite overwhelming aerodynamically when viewed alone.  However, if you take a step back and view the car as a whole, the pieces flow together quite well.  The most subtle piece of the kit might be the rear quarter panels.

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As we make our way around to the…*ahem*…rear of the car, things get a little more wild.  J’s makes note before you purchase that a normal exhaust system will not work with this car, and now you can see why.  The rear bumper makes use of newly position muffler exits; most likely to flatten up the bottom.

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A couple more shots from the back reveal just how wide this kit makes the car.  Give me a shout if you want any of these in desktop sizes.  I personally enjoy this one kkkkkkk ^^.

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The SPL GT wing, not included in the kit, provides the remaining downforce needed to keep the rear firmly planted.

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A couple basic interior shots reveal the simple modifications to the cockpit.  J’s Racing weighted shift knob, Recaro bucket seats, and a couple important new switches by the ignition start button – and a Clifford alarm…which probably isn’t that necessary in Japan.

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Alright, remember I told you that this car had more than just good looks?  Well, here is it’s ‘ugly’ side; a 2.2 liter bored F series making over 320ps.  Not overkill on the chassis, but just the right amount for a balanced track machine.

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A combination of aerodynamic dominance, and subtle engine management makes this S2000 a dream for many people.  It’s companies like J’s Racing, that have a vision more extreme than most, that continually push the boundaries of the industry.  There creations are always a joy for me; I only wish I could see this car with a hardtop – now that would be perfect!  hope you enjoy!  Check out JDM Clips soon for some video footage.

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