September 26, 2022

Don’t all of us dream of the proper automobile? A purposeful performer on street and monitor alongside show-stopping appears to be like. Kohei Miyata’s tuned Mazda RX-7 FC comes fairly darn near the mark. 

Function first appeared in Quick Automobile, February 2019. Phrases & Images: Dino Dalle Carbonare

Being within the second-hand automobile enterprise for years has allowed Kohei Miyata to mess around and construct a number of fascinating vehicles, from a 4 door Honda Integra Kind R DC2 to a USDM S2000 he nonetheless owns. However the craving to step away from Hondas and play with one thing very totally different materialised initially as an concept – or lets name it an method. He had a imaginative and prescient in his thoughts of making the proper rotary. One that may tick so many bins, his buddies have been saying it simply couldn’t be carried out.

Both you construct a present automobile, otherwise you construct one thing to be pushed, however combining the each simply by no means actually works – that’s the message he was getting. However he knew it may very well be achieved and after ready for the proper automobile to point out up available in the market, he teamed up with N-stage in Yokohama to start the construct.

The important thing to creating this automobile tuned Mazda RX-7 FC work is stability. Every element and modification needed to have a component of operate to it, beginning off with the engine bay. N-stage pulled the 13B rotary engine and actually took a grinder to the steel and began chopping. A ton of fabrication work went into reconstructing wider and taller tubbed wheel arches to permit wheel clearance beneath full lock, making an allowance for the very dumped stance the FC would find yourself with. Whereas they have been at it key areas within the engine bay have been smoothed and cleaned up, with some wire tucking added for extra factors within the presentation class.

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Whereas the little twin-rotor motor was out it was given its due consideration, however once more taking issues fairly conservatively. There was no want for aggressive porting, only a primary energy bump due to the addition of a Belief TD06 turbo. This was plumbed on together with a supporting gasoline system made up of prime of the road Sard elements. As soon as it was all in place N-stage fabricated a one-off V-mount arrange with the intercooler and radiator in order to take full benefit of the copious house in entrance of the engine and thus getting the absolute best path of air by way of each cores.

TUNED MAZDA RX-7 FC engine shot

The customized intercooler piping connecting as much as a better-flowing FD3S consumption manifold whereas the RE Amemiya titanium exhaust system fantastically accomplished the arrange. A trusted and confirmed Apexi Energy FC was swapped rather than the classic eighties electronics and customized mapped to get a stable and dependable 350bhp and 253 kilos of twist to play with.

N-stage additionally took care of some extra extra fender work, a little bit bit or rolling, a little bit pressured persuasion for a number of added millimetres of additional girth. An AR-F bumper was thrown on in addition to some uncommon on-line sourced objects from the great outdated US of A within the type of USDM mirrors and aspect markers, one thing the Japanese love to do as a lot because the People prefer to emulate the JDM look. Humorous how that occurs. I put it right down to human nature: at all times craving what one can’t simply get.

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TUNED MAZDA RX-7 FC front half of car

Anyway, the work continued with good old style sanding, eliminating the bottom paint and creating the smoothest attainable end prepared for a recent few coats of paint. Kohei determined to go for a Nissan color, the Millennium Jade hue as used on the 1000 Nür editions of the V-spec II and M-spec. The result’s an RX-7 FC such as you’ve by no means seen earlier than, a delicate color that emphasises these eighties strains with a contact of modernity. The ultimate contact have been USDM emblems on the tailgate.

The present AutoStrada Modena 5-spokes are the second set of wheels Kohei has run on the automobile and it’s actually unimaginable to fault them in any manner or kind. The Ferrari-esque really feel about them being an outstanding match. They wheels are shod in Falken, which a visual ‘hippari’ – or stretch – to them in order that the sidewall folds inwards because it tucks into the arches. The decreasing is courtesy of drift oriented Tein dampers mated to arduous 20kg/mm entrance and 18 kg/mm Swift spring to verify the automobile doesn’t backside out beneath arduous compression.

Tuned Mazda RX-7 FC - side profile shot

Supernow camber joints helped Kohei dial within the excellent drift arrange, and never simply so he can discuss it when he’s displaying his automobile at static occasions. He enters drift occasions in Nikko and different circuits very often. So sure, the operate a part of this entire construct isn’t only a idea. It will get put to work simply as usually as Kohei can handle to get it to the monitor.

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The ultimate piece of the puzzle for the tuned Mazda RX-7 FC was the inside, the most straightforward a part of all, spiced up solely with small additions just like the aluminium half roll cage and the plush Efini seats that have been one in all Mazda’s luxurious sub-brands from the early nineties. A Renown Monaco steering wheel and an FD shift knobs are the one different social gathering items, and when you look, the Energy FC controller is at all times inside hand’s attain, to keep watch over these necessary engine parameters.

So is it attainable to create a purposeful present automobile that can be utilized in anger shredding tyres at Nikko on Saturday after which wow individuals at Stance Nation on a Sunday? We’re fairly positive Kohei actually has managed to tug off the proper 360-degree construct.

TUNED MAZDA RX-7 FC interior shot

Tech Spec: Tuned Mazda RX-7 FC


FD3S consumption manifold; RE Amemiya titanium exhaust; N-stage unique V-mounted intercooler and radiator; N-stage customized intercooler piping; Belief TD06-25G turbo equipment; Sard gasoline pump; Sard gasoline rail; Sard gasoline regulator; HKS EVC-S increase controller; Apexi Energy FC ECU; ERC mapped.


350bhp; 253lb.ft.


Tein Tremendous Drift shocks; Swift springs 20 kg/mm entrance, 18kg/mm rear; Supernow camber joints.

Wheels & Tyres:

AutoStrada Modena 9.5Jx17in entrance; 10.5Jx17in rear; Falken Azenis 615+Ok 235/45R17 tyres.


AR-F entrance bumper; USDM door mirrors; USDM aspect markers; USDM emblems; Nissan R34 Skyline GT-R Millennium Jade paint.

Chassis & Inside:

Tubbed entrance wheel arches; aluminium roll cage; Efini buckets seats; Renown Monaco steering wheel; FD3S shift knob.