This RE Amemiya Mazda RX-7 Thinks It’s A Porsche 911


The Mazda RX-7 and the Porsche 911 are both classified as sportscars but similarities pretty much end there. However, Japanese tuner Amemiya added a pair of 997-sourced headlights to a modified RX-7, creating an unconventional mashup.

The pictured model started life as a 1992 Mazda RX-7 Type S. While it would be quite desirable in stock condition, this RX-7 was destined to receive a number of modifications, on the exterior, interior, and under the skin.

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RE Amemiya is known for choosing lighting units from other cars for its RX-7 bodykits. Eye-transplant donors for previous builds included the Nissan 370Z and the Porsche 993. This time, the tuner opted for a more recent 911 generation, the 997. The oval-shaped units are well integrated with the rounded fenders replacing the original pop-up headlights and making this unique RX-7 virtually unrecognizable from the front in combination with the custom bumper, the angular splitter, and the vented bonnet.

The extensively reworked RE Amemiya bodykit is called “Super GReddy” and also includes MINI Cooper-sourced turn signals, front and rear fender extensions, deeper side skirts, new mirrors, a custom rear bumper with a V-shaped intake, body-colored taillight covers, and a massive rear spoiler. As a finishing touch, the red-painted car rides on a new set of gold-finished 18-inch Enkei RPF1 alloy wheels.

The same color scheme continues inside the cabin, with different kinds of red upholstery covering every inch of the dashboard, center console, doors, and seats. The latter are full buckets supplied by Bride with four-point seatbelts by Sabelt. There is also a three-spoke Nardi steering wheel, RE Anemiya gauges including the 300 km/h (186 mph) speedometer, additional meters by Trust, and an Alpine audio system with navigation.

Under the bonnet lies a heavily modified Cosmo 20B three-rotor engine fitted with a Trust turbine, HKS wastegate, a larger intercooler, and plenty of other parts. The listing doesn’t mention the power output but we guess it will be significantly increased over the stock RX-7. Power is transmitted to the rear axle through a five-speed manual gearbox with the help of an upgraded limited-slip differential. Chassis modifications include larger brake discs with Brembo calipers, plus a new suspension setup with aftermarket dampers, springs, stabilizers, and tower bar.

According to the listing on goo-net, the price of the modified RX-7 is ¥13,885,000 ($98,179) before taxes and shipping. Would you invest this amount in a tuned rotary-powered monster with Porsche eyes?


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