All go and all show, this 2004 LS1 powered Honda S2000 is one mean engine swapped machine that’s as potent in the straight line as the corners.
The 2004 model S2000 underwent several significant changes. Production of the S2000 moved to Suzuka. The new model introduced 17 in wheels and Bridgestone RE-050 tires along with a re-tuned suspension to reduce oversteer. The spring rates and shock absorber damping were altered and the suspension geometry modified to improve stability by reducing toe-in changes under cornering loads. In the gearbox the brass synchronizers were replaced with carbon fiber. In addition, cosmetic changes were made to the exterior with new front and rear bumpers, revised headlight assemblies, new LED tail-lights, and oval-tipped exhausts.
When introduced in the 1997 Corvette the LS1 was rated at 345 hp at 5,600 rpm and 350 lbf·ft at 4,400 rpm. After improvements to the intake and exhaust manifolds in 2001 the rating improved to 350 hp and 365 lbf·ft. The LS1 was used in the Corvette from 97-04. It was also used in 98-02 GM F-Body (Camaro & Trans Am) cars with a rating of 305–325+ HP, which was rumored to be conservative. The extra horsepower was claimed to come from the intake ram-air effect available in the SS and WS6 models.
Put the two together and you have the car that both Chevrolet AND Honda should have made.