Is This Mazda RX-7 Dressed As A Ferrari F40 Blasphemous Or Awesome?
It’s hard not to love the Mazda RX-7. As one of Japan’s most iconic sports cars it is held in high esteem and although we think they are best left unmodified, the RX-7 has proven very popular among tuners. .
This particular RX-7 has been extensively modified but in a very unique way. Rather than adorning it with some of the modifications you’d expect, like aftermarket wheels, a large rear wing and a body kit, a previous owner turned it into a Ferrari F40 lookalike. It is rather bizarre and is currently on sale in Hyogo, Japan.
The listing reveals few valuable details about the car’s history and what motivated the owner to make such drastic changes to it. Photos show that every exterior part has been modified while the car itself has been repainted in a simple shade of gloss black, a color not usually seen on real F40s.
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Things start at the front where the Mazda has been fitted with a new bumper and headlights that mimic those of the Ferrari, with the secondary pop-up headlights. Even the NACA ducts found on the hood of a real F40 have been replicated for this replica.
Continuing the upgrades is all-new bodywork on the sides of the Mazda, along with wheels similar to an F40. The rear acts as the piece de resistance thanks to the same circular and flashing taillights as the Ferrari, a hefty rear spoiler, similar Perspex engine cover and similar bumper. One obvious point of difference is that this RX-7 does not have the same center-mounted exhausts as the F40.
According to the listing, the RX-7 has an asking price of 3.223 million yen, which is the equivalent of just over $22,500 at current exchange rates. Would you be willing to spend that much for it?