PALM BEACH GARDENS — Camber. It’s cool. It’s aggressive. And it’s what makes Coral Springs resident Jason Le’s custom 2001 Honda S2000 a standout.
His crazy purple machine caused a stir at a recent Cars and Coffee Palm Beach car show. Florida Fine Cars caught up with Le and his hot car to find out more.
The most common question Le gets about his ride?
“What is it? Everybody asks me if it is a Honda or a Miata,” Le said, smiling. “I took off the name because I’m making the identity I want it to have my own identity, not the Honda identity.”
The car is a total custom job, modified with vehicle camber plates that make it possible to set individual vehicle tires at a negative or positive angle. The tilt allows you to get more wheel under the chassis. The resulting look is one of radical aggression.
“It’s really nice. It’s super aggressive,” said car show goer Aramis Pagan, of Miami, who drives a 1988 Toyota Supra. “It’s the style. The lower the car sits, the more aggressive.”
Car enthusiast Samuel Gallego, of Miami, was also a fan.
“It’s very clean. I like how the body goes along the line with the rims. I think it’s very aggressive,” Gallego said.
Aggressive Auto Stance is Created from Japanese Car Kit
Le’s custom-built car was built from a Japanese kit and the car is about as low as you can go. He attended the Cars and Coffee car show with The Fortune Minds crew, a group of car enthusiasts who love their radical-looking custom cars.
“It’s a family,” Le said. “We all do have camber wheels. We always try to be one-off. We try to keep a unique flavor. We really strive for personality. You can have any kind of car but once you put wheels and suspension on it, it looks totally different.
“It gives you a more aggressive look,” said Le, who’s invested nearly $90,000 in his cool car. The fenders and quarter panels have been widened to fit the wheels and the front bumper and hood are also custom. And yes, the wheels have tilt!
“I have a love-hate relationship with this car,” Le said laughing. “It’s just a pothole filled with some money. If you do this, you have to do it for the passion. Cars are not like houses – there is no equity.”
Le also customized the engine bay, so all the wires are completely hidden. The result is clean and sleek. It’s sharp.
“It’s fully tucked,” Le explained. The engine bay has also been shaved of everything non-essential. For example, all the rivet holes have been deleted.
The car also has a custom interior from the seat to the dash to the roll cage.
Car Enthusiast Outfits Ride With Custom Upholstery
The upholstery on the seats is nothing to sniff at. Unless you love the scent of leather! Then breathe deeply.
Le outfitted his car with authentic Porsche leather that cost $1,000 a foot and feels like butter. He insists it was worth every penny.
The car has a suede-covered dash, and high-test spoiler made by J’s Racing Japan, a specialist Honda manufacturer that sells high performance parts. The aggressive-looking spoiler is 1600 millimeters across. The vehicle’s trunk is lined with purple Alcantara, a suede-like material used in high performance cars like Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
The custom tail lights from Japan can flicker on and off at the flip of a switch.
The car is so low the front bumper rests on the ground when it’s parked.
On this day, Le regretfully notes he will have to make some front bumper repairs because the road got the better of his car. Le unwittingly drove over some road debris that tore out a small section of his low-riding front bumper. It rides just two inches off the ground.
“Interstate 95 took my front splitter. I-95 beat me this time,” Le said, chuckling.
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