Because today is 7/7 (unofficial recognition day for the RX-7), it is fitting to do a write-up on a famous RX-7 built by SP Engineering some ages ago. It’s not often that we work on RX-7’s, but when we do, we make sure to build the best. This RX-7 belongs to a close friend and customer of ours. However, since he has relocated overseas, he has left his prized possession with us. It’s been sitting in the back of the shop as, occasionally seeing the light of day.
This RX-7 has been featured in Turbo Magazine (September 2011) and UK’s Max Power Magazine (May 2002). The best parts were selected for this build. Starting off with the exterior, a widebody kit and rear spoiler are sourced from renowned rotary specialist, RE Amemiya, and the hood from Scoot. The car is painted in Lamborghini California Orange. The 13B was street ported by Racing Beat. The stock twin turbos are replaced by the much more capable HKS 2835R GT series turbos. A host of supporting modifications from HKS help the car achieve over 500 RWHP. The drivetrain includes an OS Giken clutch and flywheel combination, a carbon-fiber driveshaft, and a RE Amemiya differential. Tein Circuit Master RA coilovers along with Kinese Model 5, 18×10 in the front and 18×12 in the rear wrapped in Pirelli tires, keep the car planted. A Brembo BBK is fitted to ensure that the car’s stopping power matches it’s going power. The detailed list of mods goes on quite a bit. That will be something to do on a rainy day, compile/fine the complete list of mods on the RX-7.
If not mistaken, the last outing for this car was during the SP Engineering GT-R meet back in September of 2009, which is shown above. It’ll be nice to see the car cleaned up and brought back to it’s further glory. Wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, that seems like a distant reality, especially with the huge workload that we have with the R35 GT-Rs. Customers always first, daydreams second.