During the summer months that somehow slipped by in the blink of an eye, we brought you along for a tour of the Art of Attack Civic Type R meet that took place in and around the group’s Rancho Cucamonga compound. Notice about the event took place via AOA’s social media and the turnout was stellar, with Type R builds lining the business park streets and participants coming and going through the day.
We just attended another NSX and S2000 celebration (that included the Type R) at Honda’s Torrance, Calif. headquarters in September, though that was an even that required a tough-to-get ticket and was limited to a specific number of spots. This celebration was open to the general public and after a successful Supra-only meet, followed by July’s Civic Type R gathering, Art of Attack decided to continue their successful One Make Series. This time it was a double-header featuring arguably two of the most sought-after Honda chassis, and the only two U.S. models to feature rear-wheel-drive.
The NSX has always served as the holy grail for Honda fans, and these days you’ll find far more modified versions of Honda’s original “affordable supercar” at events. The S2000 has always been a favorite chassis among builders to tinker with, and as it is currently experiencing its third and fourth life on the used market the high-revving roadster can be seen everywhere in countless aftermarket-enhanced configurations. Bringing these two chassis together for the One Make Series makes perfect sense.
Early arrivals were greeted by this recognizable duo. The red NSX is Michael Mao’s long-term build that’s seen quite a few changes over the years and is no stranger to winning trophies at high level car shows. We even featured his car almost 10 years ago!
On the opposite end of the spectrum, this Midnight Purple II RS Future NSX was built for track duty. A regular competitor at Time Attack events for years, it’s powered by a turbocharged K-series swap and is an ever-evolving build. We featured the NSX in its original state in 2016, then spotted it on display at Wekfest in 2019.
RS Future recently joined forces with Art of Attack and moved operations into the shop’s massive garage space. The two groups work independently of one another but also collaborate on projects as time allows.
Roll in procedures ran nice and smooth and seeing new arrivals pulling in, surrounded by other modified NSX and S2000 was a welcome sight.
A variety of bumper options are available for the S2000 and this row featured a handful. On display are (from nearest to furthest) an OEM AP2 and CR lip, Voltex, Js Racing, Sorcery, and Mugen.
Art of Attack released some of their latest apparel at their event to give visitors a chance to take something home.
As with any popular chassis, some go mild, and some go wild. This white-on-white NSX was fitted with wider front and rear fenders over TE37s, EVS Tuning mirrors, a large rear wing, and an aggressive diffuser.
A more subtle approach is taken by this black NSX with Downforce front fenders that blend into the factory lines and a front fascia update. Titan7 wheels (that tie nicely into the tan interior) under a tasteful ride height present a “less is more” theme.
Angel Torres of Art of Attack directing traffic into the parking lot. An NSX owner himself, Angel’s growing stable of cars includes a restomod EK9 Type R that we featured in February of this year.
If there’s one gripe about the hyperactive F-series engine that relishes in 9,000 rpm jaunts, it’s the lack of torque and power under the curve. To remedy, there are dozens of forced induction options on the market. This turbocharged example sends exhaust waste up and through a hood port.
The street that leads into the Art of Attack cul-de-sac played host to dozens of NSX and S2000 that weren’t able to find an open spot inside the main lots.
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