‘Sup Speedhunters! I’ve got some big news that I’m super stoked to bring you: my collaboration with the aero magician Kei Miura of Rocket Bunny. Let me show you the renderings of our new Rocket Bunny TRA-Kyoto 6666 MadMike FD RX-7 kit.
Miura-san and I have been playing with ideas and concepts for an FD kit for a while. This is a dream come true, because being a classic rotary enthusiast since I was 13, I really dig his old school styling and the rad shakotan boso builds he’s been doing since the ’90s.
As aggressive as the MADBUL looks right now, I really wanted to step away from the typical big lip, skirtboard-style, blistered and bubble-fendered BN Sports kit that the car has worn since ’07. As for the fenders, we’ve gone for a classic SA22 RX-7 IMSA bolt-on fender style, and Miura-san has done a perfect job of adapting the look to suit the FD’s curved body lines and extra 100mm width per corner I need so my big dish feet fit nice and flush.
The 6666 kit’s vents, cuts and lines on the front not only give the FD’s face a fresh and unique look, but it will also do a better job of keeping the 4-rotor engine running nice and cool.
I really like the way the ZN6 6666 kit looks at the rear, and losing the large skirt off back will lessen drag and get smoke out of the cabin much quicker. I can’t wait to show you all the final product when this new build rolls out of the MadMike Motorsports stable soon! So what do you guys think?
Here is the finished project. Photo taken with Glenn Harris, General Manager, Vehicle Sales and Marketing Mazda New Zealand with Mike surrounded by the MADBUL RX-7 and Mad Mike’s new customised Arashi BT-50 and Mazda6 Wagon.
Seriously, we NEED these pictures in high definition, This is hands down the most bad ass and sexy RX7 I have ever seen.
hmmmm....the looks are debatable. Its not easy to change the styling on an FD whose body is already close to perfect nor is it recommended. I'd leave the body of an FD ALONE.
I want it as an RX 7 I want it cause it's old school looks. make mine look like this pleeese I'm serious firstname.lastname@example.org
I drive all sorts of cars and nothing thrills like a rotary
I edited it further today- no graphics, no wing, and the same FR-S V.2 front:
http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp303/Zculv/Rocket_Bunny_FD3S_V2FRSFront.jpg Please use the FR-S V.2 front bumper on the FD- would be so much cleaner!!!
If this kit makes it to production, I will get a stock ls6 for my vette and my 710hp magnacharged monster WILL be sitting in a fd within a month.
Superb. Gorgeous. Classic.
This might be a radical viewpoint, but i never did like the stock FD looks-wise. I mean i knew there was a good-looking car in there somewhere, but the styling, esp. at nose and tail, always seemed off-key to me. (Perhaps that explains why there have been so many kits produced that make such radical alterations to the stock styling. Just a wee theory...) This sorts all those niggles out and reveals the FD as the handsome, timeless shape it always should have been. No camo please Mr Whiddett - keep it red!
aslong as the air filters are popping out the hood, it'l look sick. when you gonna dump a six-rotor in that thing?
The shape of the SC300/400/Soarer 92-00 would look perfect with the RocketBunny treatment! I vote that car next!
i have been raving to my mate about "if rocket bunny doing a fc kit". basicly, in my opinion there are no kits out there that can beat the original lines of the fc3s. please, prove me wrong.
your first garanteed customer for an fc kit.
That is spectacular..................well done both of you.
EDIT. Dammit, why did someone have to say Lightning McQueen.
This looks so gorgeous and is a long time coming, can't wait to see it on the mad mike car!!!!
Any wallpapers of these?
One of the best cars I've seen, no joke. Up there with the awesome aspiring lancia
Holy crap- if you dont chuck a 95 and some rusteeze stickers on this thing when its done, your boy is gonna be spewing Mike!
Looks awesome! Nice to see a 6666 conversion on a different car! Will you be doing one for the RX-8 as well?
What Rendering software is used to make this, In a Beng program, and it'd be awesome to learn how to render something like this.
I don't think you can ask for much more than a set of Foresight wide fenders on an FC... then maybe piecemeal the rest. I've got the 45mm fronts and I'm easily running 275s all around, and they change the whole presence of the car without losing the original flavor. To each his own though.
@binary0x01 I TOTALLY concur - please share images in wallpaper-size (1080p+)!
@TaylorUnderhill I second this. If Muira-san designs a kit for the rx8, I'll buy it. Guaranteed.