Pasmag (USA) - - BOOSTED & SWAPPED -

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


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