One Tough Mazda RX-7 FC3S from the UK on XXR 527s
Whilst show cars have their place, not much beats a looker that gets driven daily. There's just something romantic about a car that isn't too perfect on the outside, but looks good enough to snap necks all over town. It's not an overtly modified example in any way and mechanically it is not wild with only the basic bolt ons. With FCs already at rock bottom prices in Australia, this is a look one could achieve fairly cheaply. Complete with XXR 527s, this car looks the business, and we hope this inspires you to look at the XXR range of wheels available at Ozzy Tyres.
What I love about Simon’s car and to be fair it has been a view I’ve always shared ever since I got into modifying and shooting cars; cars are bought to be used and although at times we can appreciate the clean nature of a trailer queen or show car it is not quite the same as seeing a cool road-going drift-ready car squirm sideways up speed-bumps of a Sunday afternoon.
We arrived to meet Simon on the coast, the time and the sun was against us and no flashlights in the bag, we were lucky to capture some of the sunset on the front end.
XXR rims are getting really popular and with these kind of fitments, you can see why.
With it’s high rise wing and kouki rear rights this FC3S looks straight off the streets of Japan.
The top-mounted intercooler is fed cool air from the hood scoop. We’ve started to see more and more non-rotary engine swaps of late so it’s nice to see an RX with it’s original powerplant in use.
This full on side shot really gives you an idea of the small clearance Simon deals with on a daily basis.
You can’t get enough of that huge spoiler on the back end, a defining feature on this FC3S.
Some more awesome deail on that mega wing.
Striking such an impressive and classic shape, it’s not difficult to make the FC3S look good, and Simon’s got it spot on.
We catch one last shot as Simon tries to figure his best route of town while keeping his car in tact, all in a day’s work.
HKS Mushroom filter
HKS Dump Valve
Kakimoto Cat back exhaust twin exit
2 Way Diff
XXR 527 18×9.75 et20
Full Tein Coilovers
Cusco strut brace
HKS Boost Gauge
HKS Turbo Timer
Nardi Personal Steering Wheel
Dildo Gear Knob
BN Sports Kit
Garage BB Wing