Video A Honda S2000 Swapped Toyota Starlet is UNREAL

Video Honda ✅ The Toyota Starlet might have been a stylish looking commuter car from the factory, but overtime it became a super light weight platform to engine swap! This Honda S2000 swapped Toyota Starlet weighs in at only 1900 pounds, and the S2000’s nearly 240HP feels like more like 400HP! I’ve never driven anything rear wheel drive with this short of a wheelbase other than the Hayabusa Smart Car – and it was one insane ride. So what’s the S2000 motor like in a lighter car? Let’s talk about it. ✅ A Honda S2000 Swapped Toyota Starlet is UNREAL

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believe
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I believe so I wanna do
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it’s all I wanna do
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[Applause]
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quickly
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believe it’s all that I wanna do
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hello and welcome to a 1981 Toyota
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Starlet the Toyota Starlet is one of my
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favorite Toyotas ever made why is that
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well it’s of the boxy hatch era right
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you have the Volkswagen Rabbit you have
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the Dodge Omni glh you have these cars
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that all had a very similar shape but
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all had very different characteristics
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and this one in particular is special
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because one it weighs 1900 pounds two it
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has an F-22 S2000 engine in it and the
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weirdest thing of all it’s rear wheel
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drive so it’s 1900 pounds naturally
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aspirated high revving four-cylinder
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we’re having almost a 9000 RPM also
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while we’re in the middle of this
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conversation in the comment section
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below let me know what platforms similar
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to this you would choose to do in S2000
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swap in let me know what you guys think
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now what’s really great about it is that
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it has the stock S2000 transmission the
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manual so Dan the owner of this car
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basically found this shell for like 500
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bucks and then he basically in a
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nutshell very short form of this story
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traded it for a DSM basically he found
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this on I was like hey you want to do a
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straight train he said absolutely so he
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got the Starlet he was gonna do the 8086
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engine in this car then he was like you
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know what
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crashed S2000 let’s make it happen so he
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basically made things work and
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retrofitted a few things the S2000 gauge
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cluster is actually in the car which is
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really neat and for some reason it
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almost fits perfectly there are a little
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bit of edges on the end that have some
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Gap but overall it’s very very well done
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the dash is a little beat up everything
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but you have to remember this was
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basically a shell when he found it that
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had no love nobody really was out there
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to help him out now quick disclaimer the
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Transmissions synchros are a little
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funky right now so in between shifts I
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am going to be taking a beat in between
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to keep the transmission alive so if I’m
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shifting slow
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that’s why but we’re still gonna rip it
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out make it clear now we also have Scion
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FRS seats or Toyota GT86 seats in the
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car right now if you can see they made
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custom brackets for it and you do sit
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kind of high but in all these hatches
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like these economy hatches at the time
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you always kind of said hi now the
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Starlet has an amazing Legacy because
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it’s one of those engine swap wonders
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right A lot of people put every motor
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imaginable I’ve seen two J’s in these
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things I’ve seen rotaries in these
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especially down to Puerto Rico shout out
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to Puerto Rico’s car scene it’s amazing
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and also you have the Retro mirrors on
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the hood got Hood pins you know get rid
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of the latch because you had to get rid
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of the hood latch to make room for the
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radiator now another note we got our
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crank Windows here this is a very
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similar interior you’d find in like the
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same Corolla of the era the Corolla the
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e86 is very similar the chassis is very
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similar as well this actually has
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Fortune Auto 500 coilovers 4 foreign
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put on this so it still handles fairly
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well but he actually uses this for Roll
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Racing here at ice cream Cruise
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is a light enough car as it is now then
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you strip it even more make this hatch
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rear wheel drive
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yeah it’s insane even in fifth gear I’m
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able to hold some momentum and go around
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the track in order to start this car
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it’s a super intricate way I’m not gonna
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give it away because you’ll try and
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steal it basically it has a four-step
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process on how to start it all right
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mile an hour
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roll we’re gonna try her out
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yo this thing is fast
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[Music]
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what is this thing and the rear wheel
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drive in this little hatch is so gnarly
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oh the whole front end is so light and
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I’ve never driven a car this light with
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it being rear wheel drive it’s super
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peculiar
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V-tech
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they get so nuts
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ms2000 what world am I living in right
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now the whole back end of this thing and
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I mean the entire back end of this thing
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starts getting swirly and spending in a
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car with this short of a wheelbase is
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something that I rarely feel
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[Music]
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because the Dodge Omni glh I drove a
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while back was front-wheel drive and
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that thing had these really unequal
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length axles at the front so it yanked
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me all over the road
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foreign
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this has some rear wheel drive spinning
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but it’s actually controllable yeah you
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can never sell this to the general
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public
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like if Honda one day was like we’re
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gonna build a rear-wheel drive hot hatch
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and it was 1900 pounds yeah no and a big
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question I always ask people back in the
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day was okay the G Hatches the
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inches even the CRX I always asked how
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come nobody Railroad Drive converts them
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and people would always be like oh no
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that that’s just too uncontrollable like
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you would never do that and now I
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completely understand if this thing was
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turbo and high horsepower and all this
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kind of crazy stuff it wouldn’t make any
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sense it’s better to just go full
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all-wheel drive when it comes to the CRV
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transmission and stuff like that
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[Applause]
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I am in love I love this thing it feels
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like you’re in a turbo patch but since
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it’s so light it doesn’t matter dude
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dude this is this is one of my favorite
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Honda experiences I’ve ever had it’s so
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funny how natural this feels but
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unnatural at the same time because
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because it was ever meant to go this
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fast this was an economy car right for
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the most part now that I’ve seen like
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some other swaps in these things no
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wonder people they have such a hard time
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getting them down the track sometimes
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because they’re so light this I would
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not want this turbo charged dead serious
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like this is one of those cars would not
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want this turbo this is perfect it hooks
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up enough it feels great it stops in
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time the brakes are good get you it
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utilizes all the right parts the
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coilovers are great it sits pretty and
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it’s just a looker man it looks
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fantastic
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anyway what do you guys think about a
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rear wheel drive F series Toyota Starlet
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who would have thought right what an
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amazing build this thing is just fun
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it’s spins a little bit but it spins
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pretty straight As long as you’re smart
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about it right and on that note huge
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thanks to Danny for letting me drive his
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car I absolutely adore it this is his
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baby right he loves this thing it’s
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fantastic so what do you guys think
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about it let me know in the comment
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section below it’s so much fun
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oh my God
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