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LS-Swapped Mazda RX-7 Is Perfect for the Older Fast and Furious Crowd

The early 2000s were a wild era when it comes to the aftermarket and street racing scenes, with flamboyant colors and wide body kits, underbody neon lights, unthinkable engine-swaps and more, encompassing a culture that has since evolved into other directions.
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You would be forgiven for thinking this 1992 Mazda RX-7 with a Chevrolet engine and a wide body kit is from that era, but you would be wrong, since it’s a somewhat newer build.

The orange and black third-generation RX-7 has had over $60,000 invested into it over the years, apparently, and you would never know it flaunts a massive 6.0-liter LS2 under that low hood from the outside.

In fact, opening the hood or hearing it drive by are the only major hints suggesting the fact that you’re looking at a Japanese muscle car instead of a screaming rotary sports car with a Tokyo Drift-inspired body kit.

The result of all that work doesn’t make the car look perfect, though, but all the blemishes found inside or outside the car do suggest that it hasn’t been a garage queen, but a driver’s car.

The early 2000s ‘Fast and Furious’ look is definitely felt all around the model, from the not-exactly-aerodynamically-efficient wide body kit to the choice of colors or the Lambo-style opening of the doors.

As with any other RX-7 of the FD generation variety, the highlight of this project car is the engine, except the ‘braap!’ sounds have been replaced by a deep growl from a 5.9 6.0-liter LS2 V8 mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

Taking care of stopping safely is a set of StopTech brakes, and that pretty much concludes all the performance mods on the car. The interior has been left pretty much intact, with only a JVC infotainment unit having been added to the center console.

Is this weird mashup and American and Japanese sports car concepts worth $47,900? For the right person we think it just might!

 
 
 
 
 

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