Quite a few electric conversions have been featured on the Top Gear Philippines website over the years. This one, though, has to be among our favorites.
This incredibly clean 2007 Honda S2000 build you see before you actually runs on electricity. Everything under the hood has been ditched to make room for a pair of Chevrolet Volt battery packs, while an electric motor with a Tesla control unit has been planted in the sports car’s trunk.
All in all, the setup produces in excess of 500hp. Ridiculous.
Electric Honda S2000
We’re also immense fans of the aesthetic. Ryan, the vehicle’s owner and builder, says the look was inspired by contemporary electric vehicles. The front end’s minimalist grille is akin to what’s found on modern Volkswagen EVs like the ID.4, and the unique custom-made wheels are designed to reduce drag. The fenders have been widened, and the interior swaps a shift knob for a rotary dial, too.
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Ryan tells Hoonigan that he started this build so he can eventually move on to doing the same for the customers of his shop.
“I really like wanted my first rodeo into EV to be something that’s my own build, because it’s kind of hard to just take an order from a client and be like, ‘Sure, we’ll build you an electric car,’ and I literally have never done one before,” he said, adding this was really more of an experiment than anything else.
“To be honest, the first time I was putting this together I was like, ‘There’s no way in hell I’m going to light this overpowered golf cart.’ You know what I mean? But I started to get my feet wet, and I realized that it’s more than just putting a motor in a car.”
Frankly, this is one hell of an end product for something that started out as an “experiment.” Now rate this conversion job on a scale of one to 10 in the comments.