Mazda RX7 FD3S Magnum Performance Race Car Build

I picked up a 1992 Mazda FD3S in great condition of Jason, I got it into the workshop and started the strip down to a bare shell so that I could begin with the race car build for Time Attack.

I proceeded with taking out the engine and stripping it down to a bare block and Jason took parts away to begin the engine re-build so that I could crack on with the shell preparation.

Jason (JAYDEE) is a rotary specialist who builds the core engines for the RX7 and working with him on our car gained me a deep understanding of how to build (either standard or full on race bridge port) the famous rotary engine.

With the Core engine built and a big pile of Japanese tuning parts on the floor of the workshop I cracked on with the build.

Sponsorship for 2008 Time Attack season : see stickers on car


  • Full race ported engine
  • Garrett GT42RS turbo
  • Greddy stainless manifold
  • Greddy external wastegate
  • Carbonetic carbon triple plate clutch/flywheel
  • Apexi Power FC ECU
  • 1600cc secondary injectors
  • Aeromotive fuel pressure regulator
  • Braided fuel lines throughout
  • Braided water lines throughout
  • Twin Bosch 044 external fuel pumps
  • Custom made swirl pot
  • Custom made alloy fuel tank
  • Apexi AVC-R boost controller
  • Cosmo intake, ported and matched to engine
  • V-mount intercooler/radiator setup
  • Custom made 4″ stainless exhaust
  • Custom made Magnecor 8mm HT lead set
  • NGK race plugs
  • Alloy solid engine mounts
  • Greddy pulley kit
  • Fully polished engine bay
  • ERL water injection
  • Custom made alloy water injection tank
  • Catch tank breather system
  • Custom made wiring loom


  • Ohlins 2 way adjustable race coil overs
  • Carbing front strut brace
  • Uprated anti roll bars with uprated mounts
  • Diff brace
  • Custom made rear subframe brace bars
  • Custom made front subframe brace bars


  • Ikeya Formula rear lower arms and traling links
  • Nylon solid bushes throughout
  • Tilton brake pedal box
  • AP Racing Pro 5000+ 6 pot race calipers 356mm 6 pot front brakes
  • AP Racing Pro 5000+ 4 pot race calipers 330mm rear brakes
  • Porterfield R4 pads front and rear
  • Goodridge braided brake lines throughout
  • Toyo R-888 tyres
  • 18″ Advan RS alloys in gunmetal
  • Tilton brake bias valve


  • APR Carbon GT rear wing
  • Craftsquare carbon mirrors
  • Feed front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper, wide arches front and rear
  • Carbon rear diffuser
  • Carbon front and rear carnards
  • Chargespeed vented fibreglass bonnet
  • Chargespeed fibreglass rear hatch
  • Perspex rear screen
  • Perspex side windows
  • Flush headlight conversion
  • Clearworld clear front indicators
  • Clearworld clear side indicators
  • Corbeau carbon sprint seats
  • Luke 4 point harnesses
  • Full FIA spec custom made weld in roll cage
  • Racepack IQ3 dash
  • AEM AFR gauge
  • SPA fire system
  • Momo suede steering wheel