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King of the 8′s

Written by : Posted on August 3, 2011 : 4 Comments

If you attended StanceWars this year, one of the cars you may have noticed is Sean King’s RX-8. It previously created internet hypewith the last setup, MB Weapons. And now the car is back on some fresh wheels and a couple new mods.

First thing you’ll notice is how low the car is; almost undriveably low. This RX-8 is sitting on Megan Street Coilovers, and to accompany them are new wheels. They’re Enkei RPF1′s in a Royal Blue. The fitment is super aggressive,  18×10.5 +15  all around. Thankfully the RX-8 has wide arches to fit such a big wheel.

To finish out the rest of the exterior, the roof and trunk have been wrapped in dry carbon, and the front end is completed by a VIS CF hood and evo-R CF lip. Yes, Sean loves Carbon Fiber. Hell, there are even Seibon CF Sideskirts to round everything out.  The best part about the car is that these modifications are subtle enough not to scream out at you, but when you take the time to gaze at it, you’ll really notice all the little things.

Basic Engine mods are an MS (MazdaSpeed) Intake and Exotic Speed Exhaust; if you’re an RX-8 owner you know that power mods aren’t cheap for these cars and offer very little gains. Sean has something planned for the future though; think “big power”.

I could go on about this car all day, but thought I’d keep it on the short side and let the photos do most of the talking. If you’d like to read more on this car with the previous setup, as well as some interview questions answered by Sean himself, check out this link: http://nw-built.com/?p=249

Modifications
Engine

MS intake
Exotic speed exhaust
BHR ignition upgrade

Exterior
VIS CF hood
Kei office replica eyelids
evo-R CF lip
3M CF roof and trunk
red painted tails
Seibon CF sideskirts

Suspension/Wheels
Megan street coilovers
rpf1′s 18×10.5+15

Interior
Sparco Chrono Road seat
Pioneer avic d1 indash nav/dvd/cd/ipod integration
5% tint

Photography by Zach Taiji

4 comments

  1. Rotorhead on said:

    sick 8 have the same old rims from your previous setup but dont go to the ls1 swap keep the rotary alive so much potential in such a small engine and reliable too if takin care of……..rotary forever

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