Oloi founder Thomas Lee has an impressive car collection and among his favorite track weapons is his 2007 Honda S2000. This roadster is still highly revered for its powerful rev-happy motor and balanced vehicle dynamics.
The Honda S2000 was produced from 1999–2009 and is regarded as one of the best modern roadsters out there. It produced 124 horsepower per liter, which was a record for naturally aspirated engines. Its high-revving motor (9,000 RPM redline), balanced dynamics, and crisp gearbox make it a popular choice for track days. It should come as no surprise that Oloi founder Thomas Lee, a self-proclaimed “track junkie,” added this speedy little Honda to his impressive car collection.
Thomas’ Formula Red 2007 Honda S2000 shares garage space with some rare vehicles baring the most exotic nameplates. Thanks to a history in racing, Thomas prioritizes performance over all else. Adding an S2000 to the stable was an easy decision but he didn’t stop there. Thomas gave NewYorKars the inside scoop on his company and this special Honda roadster.
Thomas purchased his S2000 used in 2014 and has since put 20,000 miles on the clock. He set it up for the road and track and enjoys Honda’s storied reliability in both endeavors. Thomas chose this model over the first-generation Acura NSX mostly because of the difficulty of finding parts for the latter.
With every trip to the track, Thomas notes the changes he would like to make to his AP2 S2000. The suspension, wheels, tires, intake, seats, aerodynamics, and more have been replaced or modified. Thomas cites the S2000 as among the most exciting vehicles to drive.
Thomas’ personal car collection serves as inspiration for his company Oloi’s design language, and includes some of the most sought-after vehicles to ever hit the road and track. When choosing a vehicle to add to his garage, performance tops the list of requirements.
“As a child, I loved racing,” Thomas said. “I love motorsports, I love speed, I love cars.”
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