Video: Too Much Torque For This Beautiful LS1-Swapped FD RX-7

Scouring through 1320video‘s youtube channel, we came across this video of a stunning FD RX-7.

Sitting underneath the hood is an LS1 engine mated to a T56 transmission, equipped with unspecified 6-liter heads, an upgraded camshaft, and a hefty 150-shot of nitrous. The owner is competing in the 11.5 competition class, but he claims that the car’s best time is a 10.8 in the quarter at 127 MPH.

One unique part of the car that we love is the widebody kit. The kit is made by RE-Amemiya out of Japan and is very, very rare. We haven’t even seen an FD in SoCal with one of these kits, and SoCal is, after all, the epicenter of the US import scene. The color of the car is a top secret pearl white that the owner concocted himself. Working in the paint industry sure has its perks!

Pass after pass, the times the car was putting down were really consistent. At the start of the last race against the Toyota Supra, you can see the car lunge forward and then come to a complete stop. No, that wasn’t driver error, that was the torque arm that broke. The two bolts that secure the torque arm to the rearend snapped under pressure.

During the race against the Chevy II, before racing the Supra, we noticed some sparks that flew out from under the car. If you look closely, there looks to be a piece of metal bouncing down the track behind the car. We’re thinking that was the first bolt that popped out of the torque arm, weakening it for the next run. Hopefully the owner gets it fixed soon so he can have more fun in his monster of an RX-7.

About the author

Josh Kirsh

Born in Van Nuys, Raised in Murrieta, Joshua Kirsh is a SoCal Native. With a love for anything on wheels since the ripe young age of two, Joshua Managed to turn his love for automobiles into a career. As Power Automedia's newest writer, he plans to bring you some of the industry's hottest news topics while he's not out in the shop wrenching on some of our badass in-house project builds.
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