Backing up a successful design is perhaps the most difficult task in design and engineering. Faced with the challenge, the crew at JConcepts once again went to work to outfit the team during the 2015 IFMAR World Championships with a body capable of enhancing performance. Dubbed the S2, the new shell rocks some familiar features but rolled together with a low-profile stance.
Slammed overall height allows the S2 to whisk through the turns with a low center of mass while the progressive cab design provides plenty of front-end force for superior balance and steering. A channeled roof directs the flow through the center of the body while also increasing the rigidity of cockpit. The dual side-window design that has become famous on the JConcepts bodies remains to bring a traditional feel to the layout.
The upper side-pods feature distinct vents used to help relieve hot air build-up inside the body for those high-powered runs or hot days at the track. Carved and detailed side-pods edge the body giving the highly aero unit a stylish look with a tight fit and finish. The rear of the body has built-in gear cover ducts on both sides of the body. These features accommodate 3 or 4 gear lay-down style transmissions, giving all out versatility.
Performance validation was delivered by Spencer Rivkin during the IFMAR World Championships in Tsukuba, Japan. The Arizona native won A-mains 2 and 3 to secure his 1stWorld title driving with the new S2 body. Rivkin remarked about the S2 body – “I felt so comfortable on the Yatabe Arena track with the S2 body. It looks so mean on the track and has exactly the feel I was looking for. The S2 was an advantage for us.”
- JConcepts original Silencer 2 styling
- Aggressive, progressive cab design
- Channeled roof with center stabilizer
- Useable side-pod vents
- Built-in gear cover ducts
- Includes two 6.5” Finnisher rear wings
- Includes JConcepts decal sheet and window mask