I met Thomas, the owner of this bad ass FD, late last summer during the Mischief.tv cruise through West Virginia. He mentioned having a RX-7 but it would be months before I actually caught a glimpse of it on the internet. A few weeks ago it was brought to my attention that Thomas was in town and I immediately set up this shoot…

He has had this car in and out of shops for the past seven years trying to get it just the way he wants it. All of that work has added up to a clean 537hp at the wheels and a very eye catching appearance. Thomas explained that things like the Veilside C2 full body kit and some of the other body styling had been purchased, imported, and installed before the parts were available here in America, no easy task. All of that including the undercarriage received a covering of Lamborghini Red Paint and then the engine bay was sprayed flat black.

I was riding in this car for a total of maybe 20 minutes, but it was awesome. The Sparco Torino 2 Seats and 2″ Sparco harnesses hold you in place and the stock cat-back Thomas recently had re-installed keeps the passenger compartment noise level bearable, unless he opens the 3″ electronic cutout that comes right off the downpipe, you can forget about having a conversation at that point. The rotary engine received a extra large street port and polish and the rotating assembly was lightened and balanced along with a whole host of other modifications listed near the bottom of this post. PF Supercars tuned the stock turbos to 342WHP@13PSI but then they were replaced with one T04Z for the whopping 537WHP@24PSI it now has burning up the pavement.

This was definitely a cool car to shoot and learn about, now enjoy some eye candy:





The Complete List:

Engine Upgrades-
Extra Large Street Port and Polish
Ported Oil Passages
Ported Coolant Passages
Solid Corner Seals
Teflon Water Seals
Viton Oil O-Rings
Lightened and Balanced Rotating Assembly
Dowel Pinned Block
Atkins Rotary Gasket set
Atkins Rotary Thermal Pellet
Atkins Rotary 2mm Apex Seals (Good to 54 PSI of Boost)
Painted Block
T04Z turbo kit
Custom Carbon Fiber Ducting
CJ Motorsports Fuel System
Polished parts
SR Motorsports Pulley Kit
Turbo Blanket
Gold Wrapped Parts
Wrapped Downpipe
Motorad AST Tank
Koyo Aluminum radiator
Cooling Mist Water/Methanol Injection
3 Inch Electric Cut Out at Downpipe
Magnaflow Muffler
Racing Beat Ignition wires
HKS Twin Power Ignition
NGK Spark Plugs
Stock Cat Back
NOS Nitrous System
Tial 50 mm Blow Off Valve
Tial 44mm Wastegate
Custom V- Mount Intercooler
Greddy Elbow
Gotham Racing FC Holder
Nippodenso Fuel Pump
Bosch 044 Booster Fuel Pump
Hose Tech Silicon Lines and Couplers
Gotham Racing Engine Torque Brace
Mazdaspeed Oil Catch Can
Noltec Motor Mounts
Royal Purple Synthetic Oil 20w 50

SR Motorsports 9LB Flywheel
ACT Heavy Duty Pressure Plate
ACT Clutch
Automatic to 5-speed conversion
4.10 gear ratio
B&M Short Shift Kit

Engine Management-
Apexi Power FC Computer + Commander

Stopping Power-
Brembo cross drilled and slotted rotors
Racing Beat brakelines (stainless)
Hawk HPS brake pads

Alpine Ivad 300 Head Unit 7.5”
Sun Visor Screen 7.5”
Custom Sound System,
2 JL Audio WV1’s
JL Audio 1400 Sub Amp
JL Audio 2150 Speaker Amp
Boston Rally Speakers
Sparco Torino 2 Seats
Autometer Sportcomp Oil Pressure, Sportcomp Water Temp, Sport comp Boost Gauge, Sport Comp Oil Temp, Procomp Volts, Procomp Wideband Gauge
Momo Sphere shift knob
Sparco Grip Pedal Kit
Sparco Flash Five Steering Wheel
Sparco 2” harnesses
Sparco 2” harness pads
Changed from Red to Black
Custom Harness Bar
Playstation 2
Tri Power center gauge Pod
Autometer A-pillar gauge pod
Petit Racing column mount gauge pod
Panoramic Racing rearview mirror

Viper alarm system

Veilside C2 full body kit
APR GTU adjustable spoiler
Rotary Extreme Sleek Headlights
Seibon Scoot carbon fiber hood
Lamborghini Red paint
Red coated undercarriage
Engine bay painted flat black
Tinted Windows, 20% sides, 5% hatch
99 Spec Tail Lights
18” RPM R-505 Rims F: 18×8 R: 18×9
F: Toyo Proxes T1-R 225/35
R: Toyo Proxes T1-R 255/35