posted on July 20, 2014 14:01
Installing and Tuning the AEM Infinity EMS - Honda S2000
You might have read our previous articles on how easy it is to set up the AEM Infinity EMS on the BMW M3 with great results in the heat of competition. Well the AEM Infinity is not just for BMW's, it works great on just about anything and we would now like to show you just how easy it is to set up on a Honda S2000.
Check out how the Infinity worked on an an E46 M3 race car
Another Inifinty EMS install on a BMW M3.
For an S2000 we did not just pick any car but instead the S2K belonging to Tony Fuentes. Tony and his S2K have been tearing it up in the RWD Street class, being the current points leader for Redline Time Attack. Using Tony's car will allow great feedback based on competition use and will be a good test to demonstrate some of the EMS's built in engine protection features and traction control.
The Infinity can also grow with Tony's plans to keep developing the car with plenty of features and channels for datalogging that you don't have to pay extra to unlock.
Tony's car is not unobtainium but a great example of what a street class Time Attack car should be, a competition car with strong performance street roots built with high quality mostly off the shelf components. This car could be built by anyone and is not a crazy one flying lap special but rather a car that is a great track day car and super fun to drive.
You can see the side barge boards by Wasp Composites. The barge boards help prevent spillover air from curling under the car which can interfere with the effectiveness of the rear diffuser and can also recover some pressure and create downforce. Enkei NT-03 lightweight wheels wrapped with Nitto NT05 tires give grip and Wilwood brakes provide stopping power. Nothing super exotic, just solid stuff that gets the job done.
Wasp Composites also provided the front airdam and splitter. All very reasonable and even streetable stuff that anyone could do, not CFD tuned super custom Andrew Brilliant designed mega bucks stuff. Not shown are some Wasp composites canards that add additional downforce to the front of the car. We know from first hand experience that basic simple aero such as this makes a huge difference.
The carbon hardtop is required for track use and also improves aerodynamics with a longer trailing edge to reduce flow separation. This also help the rear wing to work better. Note that the hardtop extends all the way to the rear trunk lid.