Project Ruze The UK's first all-Japanese RX7 V8?

Category “Inspiration”

LSx Powered RX7s

Tuesday, 25 May, 2010

It’s quite a common swap in the states to drop the LS series V8 engines into the RX7. The LS is a small block V8 from General Motors, which goes into Corvettes amongst other things. A Google search for V8 RX7 pretty much only turns up LSx based builds. This conversion in particular really seems to […]

American 1JZ-GTE powered RX7

Tuesday, 25 May, 2010

This is the car that started the gears whirring in my head – as featured on the front of Japanese Performance Oct ’09 issue. Not only did this guy Drew make an awesome machine, he now sells kits comprising of custom propshafts, front subframes etc which I hope to use via a company called Tech2 […]

UK-Based IS200, 1UZ-FE Turbo!

Tuesday, 25 May, 2010

This car was built by a chap called Marcus who is a member of the Outlaw Jap Club – It’s a Lexus IS200 with the 1UZ-FE non-VVTi engine. He’s also then strapped a whacking great turbo to it. Sadly before he could finish the build Marcus had to sell the car to make ends meet, so […]

Australian 1UZ-FE Powered Supra

Tuesday, 25 May, 2010

This is an amazing car that a friend linked me to a few months ago, when the idea for RUZE was just starting to form in my head. It’s a 1UZ powered JZA80 (MK4) Toyota Supra, running with Nissan RB26 ITBs (independant throttle bodies) which makes for a  great intake noise. Oh yeah – it […]