FEED­ING THE FIRE

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18 With a quad-ro­tor mo­tor and FEED wide arches this is one men­tal Mazda RX-7

FIVE YEARS IN THE MAK­ING, ROBERT GREEN’S CON­TRO­VER­SIAL QUAD-RO­TOR FEED-KIT­TED FD RX-7 IS FI­NALLY READY TO EN­TER THE SPOT­LIGHT… AND IT’S BRING­ING THE HEAT!

The mod­i­fied car scene is driven by those not afraid to push the bound­aries. By those­who are will­ing to stand out from the­crowd and make a state­ment with their car. They are not the ones desperate for your ap­proval. In fact, most of them thrive on the neg­a­tiv­ity of those that don’t share their vi­sion. The very fact that they are caus­ing con­tro­versy means they must be do­ing some­thing right, and this in-turn only feeds the fire to con­tinue the build to ev­er­greater lev­els of con­tentious­ness. After all, aside from the rush of en­hanced per­for­mance that the ver­i­ta­ble cat­a­logue’s-worth of tun­ing parts has en­dowed your ride with, the whole­point of mod­i­fy­ing your car is to gain at­ten­tion. And Las Ve­gas-based Mazda-fan Robert Green has got both of those boxes ticked…and then some!

‘THEFD RX-7 is such a beau­ti­ful car straight out of the fac­tory,’ ex­plains real es­tate in­vestor, Robert, ‘The sweep­ing lines and long-nosed pro­por­tions makeit a truly time­less de­sign that many people be­lieve should not be messed with. How­ever, I’m not oneof them!’ helaughs. And look­ing at his jaw-drop­ping Fer­rari Rosso red RX-7 splashed across these pages, you can see that for your­self!

So if keep­ing it OEM was off thetable from thes­tart, what in­spired this truly rad­i­cal look?

‘I knew I wanted to build some­thing unique. Some­thing that would make people stop and stare,’ says Robert. ‘And with so many RE Amemiya con­ver­sions, TCP Magic kits and Rocket Bunny wide­bod­ies crop­ping up on FD RX-7S all over the show cir­cuit and the in­ter­net, it was get­ting in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult to do some­thing truly dif­fer­ent.

But then I came across FEED.’

FEED, or Fu­jita Engi­neer­ing Evo­lu­tional De­vel­op­ment to use

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