It all started when some crook smashed out the driver’s side window to steal a radar detector.
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.
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
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.
The engine is backed by a T-56 transmission from a 4th gen Camaro.
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.
A lot of the interior parts are new from Mazda.
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.
However, he does note that it’s not totally practical - getting poor city mileage and having poor ground clearance.
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.