This Mazda RX-7 rendering takes the best from Fast & Furious and Need for Speedby Dim Angelov, on
Tuning culture has evolved, just as much as the automotive world itself. Although some trends are more controversial than others, we can safely say that tuning culture as we know it boomed in the 1990s and early 2000s. Cars like this Mazda FD RX-7 are pretty much synonymous with tuning culture and, although we’ve moved from that 1990s vibe, this rendering of a tastefully modified “Rotary Rocket” brings back warm feelings from times past when there were not as many regulations, and the notion of electric propulsion was a distant mirage.
Is This The Perfect Mazda RX-7 Tuner Project?
Looking at this rendering, we see many familiar aspects from both “Need for Speed Underground” and earlier “Fast And Furious” movies (the good ones). Most of you will immediately associate the Gulf orange paint with Han’s modified RX-7 from “Tokyo Drift”. Granted, it does not have the Veilside body kit, but rather one from ‘Rocket Bunny”.
If you look at those arches you’ll find BBS LMs with a golden finish. If that doesn’t remind you of NFS Underground or the first Most Wanted (2005), I don’t know what will.
The side sills, which are neatly tucked in, further emphasize the widened fenders. Of course, we get obligatory for JDM tuner car plethora of carbon-fiber bits, such as the rear diffuser, massive rear wing, and front hood, which perfectly blends the carbon-fiber eyelids that give the FD a meaner, squinting look. Like the headlights, the taillights are LEDs and feature a dual tandem pattern.
The new front splitter (also carbon-fiber) is not as aggressive as you might expect but fits in nicely with the overall aesthetics.
If we assume the digital build has followed the “performance-first” formula, we can expect some serious power under the hood. Maybe a three-rotor, tri-turbo setup? Of course, some might prefer an LS-swap, instead of adding another rotor. In any case, since no body panel is left untouched, we expect some serious weight reduction, which we can assume continues on the inside, making the RX-7 even lighter than it already is.
In the end, the digital build, executed by Shashank Das, is faithful to the JDM tuner culture we fell in love with over a decade ago. It follows a simple formula – screaming paint job with liveries, aggressive body kit, rims from a renowned manufacturer, and (we assume) lots of power. Renderings like this really showcase the creativity and passion for tuner culture and we’d like to see more builds like these make a transition to reality.