Honda S2000 Exhaust Guide

1st November, 2018 in S2000 Tuning

We list and review the most popular Honda S2000 exhaust systems available on the market today. This is the ultimate guide to selecting your new S2K exhaust.

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If you’re lucky enough to own Honda’s legendary two-seater roadster, or even considering it, an aftermarket exhaust is undoubtedly something that should be on the ‘to-do’ list.

When Honda released their sleek design of the S2000 at the 1995 Tokyo motor show to mark their 50th Anniversary, it immediately took the motoring world by storm. Honda made their mark on the roadster scene, and with 9,000rpm and 240hp being pushed out of their lightweight chassis, it’s easy to see why it instantly became such a popular choice.

Since production has now ceased, and with prices more reasonable than ever, we think the S2K has the potential to become a future classic.

One of the best things about bolt-on modifications, such as exhausts, is that should you want to retain the value of the car, you simply remove the part and revert the car back to stock. In the meantime, you can enjoy looks, performance and sound gains with this no-brainer upgrade.

However, if you’re considering going full-retard on your S2000 build, with the potential to unleash up to 700hp, you’ll definitely want to check out our S2000 turbo and supercharger guides.

Since some exhausts do not fit both the AP1 and AP2, we highly recommend ensuring that you have the correct version before purchasing.

Who is this exhaust guide for?

We have written this exhaust guide to help you decide on your S2000’s new exhaust system by giving product information, pricing, photos and video clips for thirteen of the most popular S2K exhaust systems currently available. We have also included links for where you can purchase each system.

SPOON Sports N1 S2000 exhaust

spoon s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 60.5 mm (2.4″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Single 65mm (2.5″) tip
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1 & AP2
  • Manufacturer: SPOON Sports
  • Price: $945.00
  • Our comment: It’s not often we have the opportunity to see the Honda tuning legend here on Drifted, however, they’ve brought a great product to the market which has gone down extremely well within the S2K community. This probably isn’t the best choice for a daily driver, despite being lightweight. It’s extremely loud with a deep tone but provides great gains at a reasonable price point. This is a promising option if you’re looking for a reasonably priced exhaust, you’re not too bothered about noise levels and frequently find yourself heading to the track.
  • Manufacturer description: “Digital measurement of exhaust gas pressure and flow volume, engine dyno testing and circuit testing were used extensively. Testing showed that placing the resonator close to the engine provided the best sound reduction and weight balance. Consequently, the exhaust not only provides power but also reduces exhaust weight and shifts the exhaust weight balance towards the centre of the car to help improve the cars handling.”
  • Purchase link: Purchase the SPOON Sports N1 at Vivid Racing

SPOON Sports N1 S2000 exhaust video


Berk Technology 3″ S2000 exhaust

berk s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 76.2mm (3″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Single 100mm (4″) tip
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1 & AP2
  • Manufacturer: Berk
  • Price: AP1 $508.99, AP2 $499.99
  • Our comment: Berk bring separate offerings to the market for AP1 and AP2 owners of their extremely popular 50-state smog legal exhaust. This great value lightweight option weighs in at just 26lbs. It provides a higher flow rate but still manages to be quieter than most, sounding more like a 70mm system. With a healthy power increase throughout the entire rev range, this is a great choice for those who are looking for a cheap, good looking exhaust with power gains that won’t wake up the entire neighborhood.
  • Manufacturer description: “THE INTRO We’ve been developing this exhaust for some time now and I think it’s about time to spill the beans. There are a TON of exhausts on the market today but this one has many design features that has not been seen in one complete package. We’re proud to introduce the Berk Technology 3″ Single exit exhaust for the performance minded enthusiast.”
  • Purchase link: Buy your AP1 or AP2 Berk Technology exhaust at Vivid Racing

Berk Technology S2000 exhaust video


GReddy Revolution RS S2000 exhaust

greddy s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 76.2mm (3″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Single 115mm (4.5″) tip
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1 & AP2
  • Manufacturer: GReddy
  • Price: $660.25
  • Our comment: We were pleasantly surprised at the price of the Japanese tuning legends offering. Featuring a 3″ diameter, this is a great flowing exhaust for those who are looking for power gains. GReddy claims it can free up 6hp and 5ft/lbs of torque. This is a louder exhaust than some of our offerings which may not suit you for daily driving, however, they have specifically tried to reduce the common ‘drone’ sound that S2000 exhausts are known for producing which could make it more ideal for the highway.
  • Manufacturer description: “The Revolution RS for the Honda S2000 features full 3″ diameter piping for superior performance. The purposeful single-sided Catback layout with minimal bends produces an effective but light-weight system. Careful attention to hanger locations makes it compatible with both AP1 and AP2 chassis. The extra large GReddy resonator controls unwanted drone, that is typically associated with larger diameter S2000 systems.”
  • Purchase link: Buy the GReddy Revolution RS S2000 Exhaust at Vivid Racing

GReddy Revolution RS S2000 exhaust video


Invidia N1 Titanium Tip S2000 exhaust

invidia s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 70mm (2.75″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin (or single) 102mm (4″) exhaust tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel with titanium tips
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1 & AP2
  • Manufacturer: Invidia
  • Price: $648.20 (dual) or $546.00 (single)
  • Our comment: Another strong contender is Invidia with their single or dual offerings. This exhaust isn’t for the faint hearted, or for those with sensitive neighbors! If you’re after a great looking option with impressive power gains and can deal with loud noise and drone, then the Invidia N1 should definitely be taken into consideration.
  • Manufacturer description: “Invidia catback exhaust systems are designed specifically to improve performance, they achieve this by reducing bends in the exhaust system, using larger diameter piping. The reduced restriction also gives your vehicle a more aggressive tone for the sport enthusiast to enjoy. This improves throttle response, torque, horsepower and the overall driving experience.”
  • Purchase link: Buy your dual exit from Vivid Racing or single exit from Enjuku Racing

Invidia N1 S2000 exhaust video


J’s Racing Titanium FX-PRO 70RS S2000 exhaust

jsracing s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 70mm (2.75″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: Twin 76.2mm (3″) ‘dolphin’ tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Titanium
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1 (AP2 with slight modifications)
  • Manufacturer: J’s Racing
  • Price: $2,621.70
  • Our comment: If you’ve got the cash to splash and you’re after a titanium system, J’s Racing brings several unique high-end products to the market. Weighing in at an insane 6.3kg over the stock 23.4kg, this is a huge weight saving. The 70mm internal diameter becomes 60mm after the split on the dual exhaust, with ‘dolphin’ style tips on the end. This setup sounds fantastic and offers power increases throughout the entire rev range, but certainly comes at a price! J’s Racing have a wide variety of S2000 exhausts which you can find here.
  • Manufacturer description: “The FX-Pro line of full titanium exhaust systems is replacement to the FX series of J’s Racing exhausts. The exhausts feature a revised design for increased durability and strength. The Dual 70RS is a full titanium dual exhaust system which replaces the stock system after the catalytic converter. By utilizing a 70ø diameter titanium main pipe, it is designed for the AP2 with a 2.2 liter engine and an AP1 with a modified engine. It weighs only 6.3 kg compared with the stock part which weighs 23.4kg, achieving a dramatic weight reduction.”
  • Purchase link: Buy your J’s Racing 70RS Titanium exhaust at Vivid Racing

J’s Racing Titanium FX-PRO 70RS exhaust video


Fujitsubo Legalis R S2000 exhaust

fujitsubo s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 60.5-50.8mm (2.4-2″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: 94mm (3.7″) dual tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1 & AP2
  • Manufacturer: Fujitsubo
  • Price: $1,029.00
  • Our comment: Fujitsubo’s offering has the smallest diameter in our guide, but that doesn’t stop it offering a great sound combined with respectable power gains. This is a great option for those who are looking for a quieter aftermarket system with a deep yet minimal tone for daily use.
  • Manufacturer description: “Designed for street use, it improves both low-end and mid-range power. All LegalisR systems are constructed of Stainless Steel, and feature mandrel bent piping. Each application is tested to provide optimal power output for street use, while maintaining a deep and quiet tone, which is great for everyday use. Drivers of all ages and skill levels can appreciate the increased power output, and exceptional quality.”
  • Purchase link: Buy your Fujitsubo Legalis R exhaust at Vivid Racing

Fujitsubo Legalis R S2000 exhaust video


HKS Hi-Power S2000 exhaust

hks s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 60mm (2.4″) (75mm on single exit)
  • Tailpipe configuration: 96mm (3.7″) dual tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1 & AP2
  • Manufacturer: HKS
  • Price: $799.00 (dual) or $649.00 (single)
  • Our comment: The HKS system is undoubtedly one of the most popular all-round options on the market. This exhaust doesn’t have the biggest power gains, however, if you already know the Japanese tuning legends then you’ll know that they consistently provide incredibly high quality parts and this offering has an epic, deep sound. If you’re after a louder option with larger gains then make sure you check out their single-exit ‘Racing’ version below.
  • Manufacturer description: “Inspired and designed from endurance and GT racing in Japan, HKS developed its Hi-Power Exhaust system for both turbocharged and naturally aspirated applications. HKS has incorporated this new race inspired offset muffler and piping design into many street applications, which offers a greater flow and higher-PRM power gains due to the less restrictive design. This is achieved by eliminating unnecessary bends for the straightest exhaust path.”
  • Purchase link: Buy your dual or single exit from Enjuku Racing

HKS Hi-Power S2000 exhaust video


Tanabe Medalion Touring S2000 exhaust

tanabe s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 60mm-50mm (2.3″-2″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: 100mm dual tips (4″)
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless steel
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1
  • Manufacturer: Tanabe
  • Price: $893.00
  • Our comment: Known as the ‘gentleman’s choice’, this is the perfect option for those of you that are after a quieter system for daily driving. Featuring a deep, clean and tasteful exhaust note, it will offer great looks and performance gains but with a maximum volume of just 93db.
  • Manufacturer description: “This Tanabe exhaust features a special Advantex muffler material that allows for the exhaust muffler to quiet the exhaust note while still allowing for high flow. Great for daily driven cars and enthusiasts who want to be able to hear each other in the car over the exhaust. Lightweight is an important aspect of this exhaust, and Tanabe uses special 1.2mm exhaust piping, hollow exhaust hangers, and lightweight pressed flanges to reduce weight as much as possible.”
  • Purchase link: Buy your Tanabe Medalion Touring S2000 exhaust at Enjuku Racing

Tanabe Medalion Touring S2000 exhaust video


Buddy Club Pro Spec S2000 exhaust

buddy club s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: Unknown
  • Tailpipe configuration: Unknown size single exit
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1
  • Manufacturer: Buddy Club
  • Price: $1,050.00
  • Our comment: The Buddy Club system is a mid-level priced single-exit exhaust that offers great looks with a deep tone. The Pro Spec exhaust is designed with high performance in mind. If you’re after a cheaper alternative from Buddy Club, make sure you check out their Spec II offering at just $570.
  • Manufacturer description: “Buddy Club Pro Spec is a super light weight and highly efficient muffler that is made to perform for circuit runs. In its street version, to optimize torque in the low to mid speed range, it is equipped with an efficient middle silencer (resonator). Pro Spec Mufflers were designed for high performance as well as meeting sound level standards. With its deep throaty tone, it echoes its racing lineage.”
  • Purchase link: Buy your Buddy Club Pro Spec S2000 exhaust at Enjuku Racing

Buddy Club Pro Spec S2000 exhaust video


Powerhouse Amuse R1000 S2000 exhaust

amuse s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 70mm (2.75″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: 115mm (4.5″) single exit
  • Primary exhaust system material: Titanium
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1 & AP2
  • Manufacturer: Powerhouse Amuse
  • Price: $3,398.42
  • Our comment: It’s the most expensive item on our list, but damn this thing is pretty! Japanese tuning legends Powerhouse Amuse bring their R1000 titanium exhaust system into the mix. Those who have splashed out on the exhaust have noted that it’s truly a work of art, however, many of the products have come with a huge flaw. After a while, cracks have begun forming and titanium is notoriously difficult to weld. This has also caused internal rattling problems. If you can deal with these potential issues it’s undoubtedly an incredible piece, weighing in at just 9lbs. This is the best choice out there for gains, but it’s extremely loud and not advised for a daily driven S2K.
  • Manufacturer description: “The Amuse R1000 exhaust systems provide a large diameter for increased exhaust flow for high performance vehicles. The ultimate available exhaust for performance whilst dramatically reducing the weight of your exhaust system.”
  • Purchase link: Powerhouse Amuse R1000 S2000 exhaust


A’PEXi N1 Evolution-R S2000 exhaust

apexi s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 65mm (2.5″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: 115mm (4.5″) single exit
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1 & AP2
  • Manufacturer: A’PEXi
  • Price: $664.05
  • Our comment: The Evolution-R is A’PEXi’s latest design for those who are looking for a free-flowing straight-through performance exhaust. This is the typically great quality we’ve come to expect from A’PEXi, but expect it to be quite a bit louder than their typical N1 offerings.
  • Manufacturer description: “The N1 Evolution-R combines all the racing heritage and proven performance of the original N1 muffler but raises the ante by adding light weight, fully polished stainless steel piping. This is the ultimate N1 exhaust system.”
  • Purchase link: Buy your A’PEXi N1 Evolution-R exhaust at Enjuku Racing

A’PEXi N1 S2000 exhaust video


Tomei Expreme S2000 exhaust

tomei s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 70mm (2.7″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: 115mm (4.5″) single exit
  • Primary exhaust system material: Titanium
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1 & AP2
  • Manufacturer: Tomei
  • Price: $1,001.17
  • Our comment: Tomei is a huge name in the exhaust world, and with their incredible price point and traditional Japanese quality, it’s easy to see why. Shedding an insane 42.65lb from the stock exhaust weight, this high-flowing exhaust is perfect for those of you that aren’t too worried about a louder exhaust and want the performance gains for frequent track use.
  • Manufacturer description: “In the pursuit of greater performance, weight is one of your biggest enemies. Combating this by adding power and reducing vehicle weight can help significantly, regardless of your performance goals. Tomei is proud to release their Expreme Ti exhaust system to offer highly reduced weight and greater power gains for your AP1 and AP2 S2000. In order to achieve the best performance possible from this Expreme Ti Titanium exhaust, Tomei designed the layout of the exhaust system to be as straight as possible.”
  • Purchase link: Buy your Tomei Expreme Titanium S2000 exhaust at Vivid Racing

Tomei Expreme Titanium S2000 exhaust video


Skunk2 Mega Power S2000 exhaust

skunk2 s2000 exhaust

  • Internal pipe diameter: 60mm (3″)
  • Tailpipe configuration: 110mm (4.3″) dual tips
  • Primary exhaust system material: Stainless Steel
  • Fitment: Honda S2000 AP1 & AP2
  • Manufacturer: Skunk2
  • Price: $674.99
  • Our comment: Our final product offering is from the well-known Skunk2 brand. This exhaust comes with silencers and surprisingly provides the same power with, or without them during dyno testing. This popular system combines impressive gains which can be seen throughout the entire powerband with a fantastic sound.
  • Manufacturer description: “Dyno-proven for maximum horsepower, Skunk2 Racing Mega Power Catback systems are constructed from T-304 stainless steel and feature Japanese Super N1 styling. Skunk2 Catback exhaust systems unleash power by optimizing the velocity and flow from your engine. Each Mega Power exhaust is precision CNC mandrel bent using application specific tubing sized for maximum performance and is finished off with a straight through low-restriction racing muffler for uninterrupted flow. “
  • Purchase link: Buy your Skunk2 Mega Power S2000 exhaust at Vivid Racing

Skunk2 Mega Power S2000 exhaust video


Which S2000 exhaust is our winner?

Japanese tuning house HKS has stood the test of time and continuously delivered an impeccable standard to the market. The quality, sound, and popularity of this exhaust speaks for itself, and combined with its mid-range price point we, therefore, find it our worthy winner.

There is a huge variety of exhausts to suit any needs you may have and we highly recommend ignoring the small horsepower gains between options and going with the exhaust which you like the look and sound of the most.

However, if you think you may go for forced induction further down the line then consider one of the larger diameter, high-flow options.

hks s2000 exhaust

The HKS Hi-Power exhaust has ticked the most boxes for us this time around. Offering an affordable price point combined with a great looking product from an extremely reputable manufacturer.

If money is not an issue, we’d be opting for the J’s Racing exhaust. Absolutely incredible workmanship combined with a high-flowing, unique look will undoubtedly make your S2K stand out both on the streets and the track.

Thank you for reading our S2000 exhaust guide

Make sure you don’t forget to check out the ideal S2000 turbocharger and supercharger offerings if you’re planning to consider the forced induction route in the near future!.

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