n reality, Sohn is just another enthusiast that was bit by the Wankel bug at the beginning of his car phase. As he graduated college, the RX-7 was just being introduced to the North American market in its third iteration. The FD joined the ranks of other future Japanese classics from that era, like the NSX, Supra and 300ZX. Sohn had his sights set on all of the above once he had paid his student loans off.
“It was between the FD or an NSX,” he recalls. “I was actually close to buying an NSX, but that fell through. Then I kind of ran into my FD, which was being sold by a woman in Nashville, Tennessee. It had been sitting for three years because she had had two kids back to back and her husband didn’t know how to drive a stick. That’s how I got my first FD!”
With one rotary under his belt, his fascination would soon turn to infatuation as he had more experience with tuned RX-7s. Sohn actually credits his love for the FD RX-7 with a white ’94 model that was tuned up to 320 horsepower, which he was able to ride along in.
Since then, Sohn’s garage has expanded to include three FDs, a three-rotor Eunos Cosmo and an RX-3. Of the three FDs, one is engaged in a 12-year 20B project, while the other is awaiting some Mazdaspeed upgrades. The last one is the one you see here, which was acquired from a fellow rotary enthusiast who gave strict instructions not to flip it, and make it