Blast from the past is this BN Sports equipped widebody Rx7 that I first saw in 2013 when the car meets were laid back and United Cycle was a place that still welcomed gatherings. There have been some changes over the years with this Mazda including body color (black to grey to blue) and of course the powerplant. Typically, you will find an LS swap under the hood when the rotary gets removed, but Justin broke the mold and now has an RB26 situated in the engine bay.
The next time I saw this car was at Calgary Driven and then in Edmonton before it went under the knife once more for a complete color change, including the I forged wheels receiving a makeover.
Once again, we find ourselves with a car that serves double duty as both a capable show and track ready vehicle. Tougebash allowed me to capture Justin’s FD burning up the asphalt in style. What is up next for this car in 2023? Only time will tell but a new powerplant may be in the mix of things
Even though in it’s track form the Rx7 runs without a rear bumper, you cannot deny the fact that this thing is wide and has a presence parked and running the course at Stratotech. Thank you to Justin for the overview of his car and I look forward to crossing paths once again.
BNsport wide body; Removed side mirrors; Full aluminum front and rear diffusers
Full 7 point roll cage; Custom fuel cells; Sparco seats; Takata harnesses; Custom lexan windows; Custom defi gauge cluster with heads up display
Tein coilovers; Megan Racing fully adjustable rear suspension; Poly suspension bushing kit
I forged 3 piece custom wheels 19×10.5 -10 fronts and 19×12 -20 rears with Bridgestone Potenza r compound 245/35 and 295/35