This RX-7 R2 started its life as a rotary and thats actually how I first met Eric, aka Grandmighty. I was impressed by the clean build when it was a rotary and I waited a long time to shoot it because it was getting a transplant. When it was ready he hit me up and we scheduled a shoot. Here’s the results of a day with a LS3 swapped RX-7.

The paint on this car looked absolutely perfect for a car that was built in 1994.

Even the subtle details were done right with this build.

Sneak peak of the LS3…

This custom molded hood was a nice touch that you wouldn’t notice unless you were really looking.

This car is still one of my favorite Japanese iconic cars.

No rotary in this engine bay. Some people will argue that it should of stayed a rotary but haters will always hate. I think the car owner is the one who should make the final choice in what goes in his car.

If you have the horse power, make sure you have the right brake setup to back it up.

I don’t know if you can see that alcantara upholstered dash.

This was actually my favorite shot.

 1994 Mazda RX-7 R2


6.2L LS3 V8
Tremec TR6060 Transmission
Samberg Subframe and Mounting
Samberg Radiator w/ Dual SPAL fans
Spoolin 1-3/4″ Long Tube Headers, Ceramic Coated
Custom SS 3″-3.5″-4″ Full V-Band Exhaust
Aluminum Driveshaft Shop Driveshaft w/ Billet CV
Driveshaft Shop Upgraded Axles w/ Billet 8.8 Adapter
Ford Cobra 8.8 Differential w/ LSD
Delrin Differential Bushings
In-Tank Bosch 044 Fuel Pump
Hyperion Fuel Surge Cover
XRP HS-79 Machine Crimped Kevlar Fuel Line
-6AN SS Hard Fuel Line Under Chassis
MGW Short Shifter
Vented Crankcase Lines w/ Catch Can
Katech Idler Pulley
MSD Super Conductor Spark Plug Wires
Hard Line ABS Delete w/ Wilwood Proportioning Valve
Mazda 929 1″ Brake Master Cylinder
Wilwood 7/8 Clutch Master Cylinder
Chips Motorsport Manual Steering Rack
Improved Racing Racing Oil Pan Baffle
Improved Racing Crank Scraper
Custom Rear Mounted Dual 6V Battery Box
Ohlins DFV Coilovers
Brembo GranTurismo Big Brake Kit
RacingBrake 2-Piece Rear Rotors
M2 Rear Trailing Arms
Racing Beat Front Sway Bar
Racing Beat Sway Bar Brace
ARP Extended Studs
Full 2-Stage PPG Brilliant Black Repaint
OEM ’99 Front Bumper
OEM ’99 Rear Spoiler w/ CF Odula Insert
OEM ’99 Turn Lamps
OEM ’99 Tail Lights
OEM Mudguards
Custom Molded FEED Hood
OEM Spirit-R Carbon Kevlar Recaro Seats, Upholstered in Red Suede
Alcantara Upholstered Dash & Glovebox
Alcantara Upholstered Center Console
Alcantara Shift and E-Brake Boots
Custom Painted Interior Trim in Porsche Meteor Grey
Custom Lathed Titanium Shift Knob
OEM RZ Floor Mats
SakeBomb Garage Rear Halon Fire Extinguisher
AutoPower Race Roll Bar in 2-Stage Powder Coat
Morel Maximo Speakers
Pioneer AVH-P8400BH Head Unit
Works Bell Short Boss Hub
Rothsport Quick Release
Sparco Ring Steering Wheel
Advan RS / RZ Dark Gunmetal Wheels
Advan A048 Tires
Project Kics R40 NeoChro Lugnuts