The Next Generation of Grassroots Drift Chassis?

With running examples available for just a few hundred pounds these days, it’s a real shame the Mazda Rx-8 was only available with two fairly lacklustre engines while sporting looks that weren’t a patch on the FD3S Rx-7 that came before it. Even engine transplants haven’t been all that common in them when compared to other cars, such as the GT86 platform. Some argue that this is due to complications with the front subframe and space within the engine bay that is used to housing a relatively small rotary unit, while others say otherwise.

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The STL PS13 – RIP

My PS13 didn’t have the longest of lives – while I thoroughly enjoyed throwing it around on track I really dreaded using it on the road at all and it became a toy that only came out the workshop to be used on track. This isn’t the way I envisaged my time with the car to be like, so unfortunately I have decided to part it out. Pretty much everything is available – check out the list below. For more info on any specific parts, please email me on ali@ej9.co.uk. Click on the part names to see photos of them. I’ll be adding more pictures shorty.

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VIP Flavour

If there’s anything I learnt during my time in Japan, it was that the VIP scene is seriously big business. Aside from the household names such as Junction Produce and DAD, there were a myriad of other brands churning out progressively more wild creations. Here a few pictures that I took of some examples on display at Osaka Auto Messe earlier this year, put together by 7Demand and Aspiration.

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