To say Australia’s Bn Sports BLS Rx7 is an eye-catcher, would be a major understatement.
This 1992 Mazda FD3S Rx7 features not only show-stopping detailing in the aesthetic department, but the rotary engine also sounds incredible, puts out 600 horsepower and drifts like a beast.
Owner, Cliff Clayson of Adelaide, Australia has undertaken a 10yr, meticulous build to get it to its current state.
“I first purchased the Rx7 back in 2009 as a street car, it was a complete car minus the engine and gearbox. From there it started the transformation” says Cliff.
This transformation is headlined with a REVS Performance Rotary spec 13b engine further modified by Xtreme Rotaries (specifics are detailed at the end of this article). A Borgwarner 9280 EFR Turbo and Garage7 spec custom tuned, match ported exhaust manifold also help produce the 600 hp at 20psi boost.
Cliff comments “there is nothing that hasn’t been modified on this car, from the ground up the Garage 7 team and myself have slowly modified and refined every detail either through striving for the best or finding weaknesses and then making them stronger through upgrades, developing new parts be it custom or sourced from all the corners of the globe. I can truly say this car is now Bullet proof every part serves a purpose and does it to perfection.”
To control the engine and all its modifications, the top of the line Link Thunder ECU was installed and tuned by Garage 7 Tuner Declan Walsh. Together with a Garage 7 Bosch Motorsport E-Throttle, them team have utilised features such as launch control, traction control and downshift throttle blips.
All the engine information is relayed to the cockpit via a Link MXS Strada Dash.
A Direct Clutches Billet twin plate clutch and TTi Industries 6 speed sequential dog box have been installed in the drive-train upgrades.
Racing Beat front & rear sway bars, DG5/Wisteria Kick Blue Coilovers and a Wisefab extra lock kit then make up just some of the upgraded steering and suspension outfit.
A Bn Sports Body kit finishes the car off impeccably. Cliff recently secured sponsorship from Bn Sports in Japan (with the help of Dorijunkie Imports) to install the all new BLS 9 piece body kit. This is the only one of it kind in Australia and one of just 3 in the world outside of Japan.
The quality product used is top-notch and Cliff is proud of that: “it is a true honour to represent for such amazing companies” he says.
The car was built predominantly for Drifting. It has become well suited for more purposes however, partaking events such as drag racing, roll racing, hill climbs and also car shows. At the Hot Import Nights & Fitted Festival last year, it won Best Rotary in Show.
Not one detail has been missed in the build. You can see from the specifications list below that there has been a HUGE amount of work put into winning such awards.
On the cards for 2020 (when public events resume again) is several drift events at world class Motorsport facility – The Bend Motorsport Park. The car will also be part of filming for an online show at Adelaide’s other local track, JDMX Park at Mambray Creek. The crew also have plans to travel interstate for a Queensland Matsuri, a Keep it Reet event or two in Victoria, aswell as a DCA event at the new Pheasant Wood circuit. It promises to be busy year ahead!
Have a read through the Specs and give the car some extra love on Social Media:
Crazy Dog Rotorsports Facebook Page
Link ECU Dealer Garage 7 Australia Facebook Page
BN Sports BLS RX7 Instagram
-REVS Performance Rotary spec engine – CNC cut extend port with Semi Peripheral Port Rotor housings , 12mm Stud kit, slotted rotors, CNC’d Baths & CNC Lightened Rotors, 3mm seals, modified oil galleries, isotropic coated crank, balenced & blueprinted rotating assembly all by Xtreme Rotaries
-PTS unbreakable Racing apex seals
-South Coast Rotaries corner seals
-Turbo Borgwarner 9280 EFR with 1.45 S/S Rear Housing V- band Garage7 spec 4” exhaust straight thru
-custom braided turbo oil feed lines
-Garage7 spec custom tuned, match ported exhaust manifold with knife edged internals
-Turbosmart Power-Gate 60mm external wastegate with braided lines
-Garage 7 Bosch motorsport E-Throttle with Nicon Rotary billet adaptor
-CX RACING USA Semi-PP Lower intake manifold flowed out & match ported
-REVS spec S6 match ported upper inlet manIfold
-REVS spec modified oil injection (I Pre-mix AT Racing castor oil with my E85 100:1 ratio)
-6x Injector Dynamics primary injectors & secondary injectors 1700cc
-Twin CARTER in tank fuel pumps with Twin Bosch 044 to engine
-Injector Dynamics F750 fuel injection filter
-Turbosmart FPR 2000 fuel pressure regulator
-HYPERTUNE V-Mount intercooler with N-flow KOYO radiator(REDLINE water wetter added to the coolant)
-MEZIERE Billet water pump
-custom Intercooler piping with wiggins quick release clamps
-Acrylic diffuser plate between the intercooler and radiator
-CX RACING USA twin oil cooler setup with 11” mounted thermo fans
-AUTOCRAFT solid engine mounts
-GReddy radiator pressure bottle
-GReddy racing energy 1.3bar radiator cap
-LINK THUNDER ECU with Racepak smart wire kit
-BOSCH ignition LS7 Truck coil modules x4
-10mm silicon HP leads, NGK Racing spark plugs
-GReddy Oil catch can
-Xtreme Rotaries Side mount alternator kit
-K&N SUPER POWER air filter
-Direct Clutches BILLET twin plate clutch
-QUATERMASTER Hydraulic push pull kit
-TTi Industries 6 speed sequential dog box
-Vulcan modified solid gearbox mounts
-CUSCO Type MZ mechanical 2-way LSD
-Samberg custom diff – cradle brace
-SE3P Rx8 4:77 ratio final gear set
Steering & Suspension:
-DG5/WISTERIA KICK BLUE Coilovers with SWIFT springs front & rear
– WISEFAB extra lock Kit
-CUSCO front strut brace
-RACING BEAT front lower chassis brace
-RACING BEAT front & rear sway bars
-SUPER*NOW sway bar mount
-WHITELINE double rose jointed sway bar links
-full polyurethane rear bush kit
-AUTOCRAFT rear toe arms
-MEGAN Racing MRS-MZ rear Lower control & Traction arms
-SUPER*NOW rear cradle pineapples
-Project Mu slotted 313mm discs (front) with Lexus LS400 4 Piston monoblock calipers
-EBC reds (front) Project Mu (Rear) Brake pads
-GOODRIDGE steel brake lines
-VELO custom Fixed Bucket seat with OMP seat rails (driver & passenger )
-VERTEX deep dish steering wheel
-VELO 6 point harnesses
-UK MADE pedal box with bias valve kit with remote reservoirs
-ODYSSEY GENII dry cell battery (mounted in S/S battery box under dash
-DO-LUCK 4 gauge pod
-DEFI GAUGES x 4
-AiM STRADA stack dash
-ANGRY PANDA carbon fibre dash set with facia
-CARBON passenger foot well bucket
-ACRYLIC clear foot well pates
-WALKER CHASSIS 6 point roll cage
-AM ladder bar & roof bars
-SUREFAB Billet shifter
-MS systems Precision strain Gauge Gearknob
-AUTOSPORT hydraulic hand brake
-Fire extinguisher X2
-ASTRA TRW Elec power steering pump mounted under dash with cooler mounted up front
-ARMTECH Hybrid Battery isolator
-all intieror removed
-all sound deadner removed
-air con & heater removed
-BN Sport BLS Luxury Sports 9 piece body kit
-130mm wide over fenders front and rear
-BN Sports Vented BLS bonnet with front filter vent, and rear heat vents
-BN Sports front splitter and side step diffusers
-BN Sport Swan neck GT wing
& Duck tail wing for competition
-Avery Dennison Supreme Wrap, colour: Rolling thunder.
-SARD roof diffusers
-ACRYLIC yellow 6mm side & rear windows
-Garage7 CrystalTail lights with LED globes
-CUSTON front & rear BASH BARS with jacking points
-A TECH CORP forged alloy rims 17×9 + 37 offset fronts, running 245/35/17 VALINO PERGEA 08R
-VOLK TE37V forged alloy rims 18×11.5 -40 offset rears,running 265/35/18 VALINO PERGEA 08R