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[FEATURE] The Dark Knight Rises: Isaias Del Mundo’s Knight Sports FD

One of the things I love most about the car scene is the constant amount of people you meet that share the same love and passion for cars as you. Over the years, through writing and photography, I’ve met some incredible people that have built some pretty amazing cars. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet up and shoot Isaias aka David’s absolutely stunning FD thanks to my friend Jason for introducing us and making this shoot possible. When I first laid eyes on David’s FD, I knew there was a lot of time and effort that has been put in the build, and the pieces that he chose flowed amazingly well, definitely one of the cleanest RX7 that I’ve ever seen. And to top it all off, everything is of course, authentic. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!



The center piece of the exterior is a super rare Knight Sports front end. I’ve only seen a few examples in the states and this is the best rendition yet.

The profile of this car is so smooth and fluid thanks to the aforementioned Knight Sports bumper mated to FEED front fenders, side skirts, and Aero Tech Japan rear quarter panels.

The rear of the car is complete with a beautiful custom rear diffuser setup.

After a few shots but the street, we moved on to a more remote location to get some better shots of the FD.

Took a shot of my buddy Jason trying to re-position the FD…

Flip up or flip down? I love that the flip lights were retained to give the car it’s original look.

Another look at the Knight Sports front bumper. I think this bumper looks the best in black since it’s monotone instead of other colors where it’ll be two-toned. One color makes for a much cleaner look.

Of course the center piece to any exterior is the rollers, and BBS LM is among the most classic wheel you can get for any car.

Details are important to every great build, and every time I see a car with Ganador or Craft Square mirrors, I knew there’s a 90% chance that the car is legit.

And finally, I’m gonna finish this set off with a couple more full body shots. I know I’m missing some engine bay shots as it’s relatively stock at the moment, but there are plans for a single turbo, V-Mount setup in the near future so stay tuned for a re-shoot when these upgrades are made!

MOD LIST

Exterior:
Knight Sports front bumper
FEED front fenders
FEED hood
FEED side skirts
Aero Tech rear quarter panels
Ganador side mirrors
99 spec turn lamps
99 spec tail lights
Sake Bomb Garage retrofit headlights

Engine:
Pettit Racing downpipe
Pettit Racing resonated midpipe
Pettit Racing AST spec aluminum tank
Pettit Racing thermostat
Pettit Racing fan switch
Koyo radiator
FEED oil cap
FEED radiator cap
HKS ignition system
RE-Amemiya dolphin tip exhaust

Wheels and Tires:
BBS LM 18×10.5 square setup
Project Kics R40 lugnuts
Michelin Pilot Sport 255,285/35

Suspension:
FEED fender brace
FEED front member support
FEED strut tower bar
KTS lower under brace
KTS rear strut bar
R-Magic rear diff mounts
Spoon front and rear rigid collars
BC ER series coilovers

Interior:
MazdaSpeed short shifter
R-Magic shift knob
Nardi steering wheel
Works Bell GTX quick release
Works Bell short hub
Defi boost gauge
Alpine in-dash system

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Tsukuba Parking Area

Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to hit up the famous Daikoku Futo PA on my recent trip to Japan, so these few Tsukuba hard parker photos will have to do. There were actually a lot more notable cars in the parking area, but I was too anxious to head towards the paddock area so I just skipped past them.

Photos by MoMoHitsTheSpot!



Killer GTR

It’s hard to believe that the R34 GTR is close to approaching 20 years old in just a few years. Still, with 276+ HP from the factory and an advance AWD system, this car has remained a tuner’s go-to platform in Japan and around the world til this day. To me, one of the greatest thing about the GTR is how mod-friendly the car is, and because of this attribute, this platform can produce some amazing builds such as this fine example.



Photos via Global Auto



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The front of this GTR is adorn with a host of Auto Select goodies.

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Endless BBK and Volk TE37 is the classic of classics.

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Along with the front of the car, the back end of this beast is just as aggressive.

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Like most GTRs, the icing lies under the hood, and in this case, a 630+ HP HKS T04Z powered RB26!

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The only subtle part of this car is probably the interior which has a few essentials such as the MOMO steering wheel and a Recaro SPG-III driver side bucket.