The perfect combination of old school and new tech!
The sound of a rotary is hard to miss, so when we heard our staff watching random Facebook videos at the office, we could immediately identify the sweet sound of the mighty Mazda rotor.. What we didn't expect when we turned the screen around, was this incredible piece of art.
Put together by the guys at the UK-based motorsport company "JR Motorworx", this is truly one unique beast. We already loved Mad Mike Whiddett's MadBull RX-7/RX-3 mashup, but we just had to know more about this special example!
Fast forward a week, and we tracked down Jay Murray, (who candidly mentioned that this labour of love came at an eye-watering dent to his bank balance). He is the mad scientist behind this creation.
Thankfully, Jay was able to fill in the gaps about what's in his "madaz" Mazda, and supply a gallery of shots showing concept through to execution and finally the finished product.
A peak inside the car shows this is a cross between race car and a stereo on wheels... More about that in the gallery below.
The video in question is at the top of this article, but read on for complete specs and a gallery of the build below.
Huge thanks to Jay at JR Motorworx for giving us these incredible images and videos! You can check them out at facebook.com/jrmotorworx
13B-REW Wankel Rotary Engine Rebuilt by rotary Revs Fully rebuilt using OEM Mazda seals and bearings and Goopy Apex Seals
Rotary Revs Bridgeport
Garret Single Turbo conversion Custom made Downpipe
Tial Wastegate Custom exhaust designed by JR and brought to life by Raijin exhausts
V-Mount intercooler and Rad setup
Mishimoto dual pass oil cooler with Mocal thermostat and HEL braided lines and fittings throughout
Mishimoto rad mounted power steering cooler
Walbro GSS342 fuel pump ID 1700 secondary injectors and full function rail with fuel pressure regulator
Mapped at Motorsport and Performance in Batley
Currently mapped at 450 bhp at the flywheel, next mods will be uprated ignition and boost controller and increase boost to aim for 500bhp.
RWD 5 speed standard gearbox with RTS Stage 3 paddle clutch
D2 coilovers, rear arches cut 2 inches, tubbed, welded and sealed to allow for wider wheels and offsets.
Stoptech grooved discs Front and rear with Black diamond predator pads, braided HEL lines and ABS kit.
WHEELS + TYRES
Extreme offset wheels 17x10 ET -20 Offset front ET-70 Offset rear on 20mm hubcentric spacers Federal 595-RSR 255/40/17
Full TRA Kyoto Pandem Boss body kit painted in Dupont Pepper Grey
Mazda OE front and rear window seals replaced with recessed seals
Stainless M6 dome head bolts (146 in total)
Lockwood stainless front grille Custom front headlights with slim mount LED bulbs
S13 sidelights and indicators with LED bulbs Custom front wing turn signals
Custom LED tail lights by Laeeq with sequential turn signal Concept 7 LED fog and reverse lights
Relocated rear number plate and light Custom made rear bumper with cutout for custom exhaust
Rear crash bar, chassis and inner bumper heat shield protected with looms relocated and tucked
Rear diffuser replaced with 3mm laser cut aluminium and slightly re-designed
Doors de-mirrored and smoothed Limebug retro fender mirrors
Tailgate wiper, arial and washer delete, deholed and smoothed
Rear arches fully tubbed, welded and sealed to allow for rear arch conversion
Underside de-rusted and sealed with dynax and tetrashutz
Custom decals by XS Wraps
Bride Miziora Candy seats
Luke Pro 75mm 3 point Saloon harness
Key!s racing steering wheel and gear knob
Apexi PFC LCD hand commander
Prosport DIN mount gauge set with coolant temp, oil temp and boost
Blitz power meter pod mount HKB boss with NRG slim quick release
Genuine Enkei spare alloy space saver wheel
Auto exe rear strut brace stripped and chromed Half roll cage stripped and chromed
IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT
Alpine CDA-137BT head unit
Kicker CX 600 Monoblock amp
Kicker CX 600 4 channel amp
2 x Kicker Comp S 10inch subs in custom built sealed enclosure
2 x kicker CS series 6x9 triaxial speakers
2 x CS 6.5inch component door speakers
1 x KS 1inch Tweeter set in custom dash pod
4 gauge wiring from Celsus Ice Doors
Rear compartment and enclosure in Dynamat Extreme
Below are a series of pictures showing the painstaking restoration and build process..
Once again, we can't thank Jay from JR Motorworx enough for bringing this ridiculous beast into the world, and to our attention :)