In­te­gra DC2

NZ Performance Car - - 1972 Mazda Rx-2 Capella -

Acur­rent con­tender in the Honda Cup se­ries, Jamie bought this DC2 as a sim­ple track-day toy back in ’08. It was al­ready caged and taste­fully mod­i­fied with stan­dard Type R B18C run­ning gear, be­fore the Honda Cup even­tu­ated in ’09. Jamie’s been cam­paign­ing the se­ries ever since, and, each year, the car has un­der­gone mild-to-ex­ten­sive changes, which ended up seeing the chase for torque lead to the K20A swap. It’s been re­built with Wiseco forged pis­tons and Mol­nar rods, while the head has been ported and fit­ted with a Su­pertech Per­for­mance valve train and Brian Crower cams, all of which are fed fresh oxy­gen courtesy of the dort-dort mak­ers — Jen­vey in­di­vid­ual throt­tle bod­ies (ITBs). Bolted be­hind is an MFac­tory gear–kit­ted six-speed that uses a Mu­gen plate diff, while bal­ance is taken care of via the KW Sus­pen­sion cus­tom com­pe­ti­tion coilovers. Wil­wood 310mm front ro­tors and Su­per­lite calipers make sure it can pull up enough through the cor­ners. Aes­thet­ics em­u­late the in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar bug-eye front, with cus­tom front-split­ter and side skirts, while the win­dows have been ripped out in favour of Lexan ex­am­ples. To help bring the weight down, a car­bon-fi­bre bon­net, rear wing, and hatch have been fit­ted. All that is cur­rently left from the car as pur­chased is the shell, roll cage, petrol tank, steer­ing col­umn, and rear quar­ter win­dows. From what we un­der­stand, Jamie’s pretty damn com­pet­i­tive in it, too.

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