Radical LS6 Powered Widebody RX-7 Build

RX7 Widebody front

RX7 Widebody window

It all started when some crook smashed out the driver’s side window to steal a radar detector.

RX7 Widebody junk

One thing led to another, and the owner bought a donor car, but then decided to put a V8 in it. The rest is history from there.

RX7 Widebody flares

Here’s an overview of the specs:

  • 1994 Mazda RX-7 with Touring Package
  • Custom Widebody Body Work
  • LS6 built with Pac 1218 Valve Springs and Comp Cam Trunions
  • Somber Swap Kit with Radiator/Intake
  • T-56 Six Speed Transmission Swap with Monster Clutch
  • Tein Flex Coilovers
  • EBC Redstuff Brake Pads
  • Braided Brake Lines
  • Larger Bore Master Cylinder

RX7 Widebody engine

This RX-7 is now powered by a LS6 out of a 2003 C5 Z06 Corvette - the engine is rated at 405 horsepower from the factory.

RX7 Widebody transmission

The engine is backed by a T-56 transmission from a 4th gen Camaro.

RX7 Widebody flare build

The engine isn’t the only thing extreme about this build, it’s a one of kind, custom widebody car that looks amazing.

It has full a/c and interior, but is lacking a few other typical “daily driver” things like power steering, ABS, airbags, and rear speakers.

All of the controls and gauges are functional, and the interior is in ‘perfect condition’ throughout.

RX7 Widebody interior

A lot of the interior parts are new from Mazda.

RX7 Widebody coilovers

It has upgrades to the suspension and 4.10:1 gearing in the rear.

While it may have a monster engine, 6-speed transmission, and custom body, it’s a daily driven car.

The owner even mentions throughout the build that he routinely drops his son off at daycare in it - that kid is probably the most popular child in the class.

RX7 Widebody tires

However, he does note that it’s not totally practical - getting poor city mileage and having poor ground clearance.

RX7 Widebody garage

The most impressive part of this car is that the owner did everything himself - from the engine swap, to the wiring, to the body work. All aspects that would usually require a seasoned specialist in a shop full of tools, but this still came out looking extremely well-done and professional.