Muaz Yusof profile picture Muaz Yusof 4 years ago 13
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My #Different Build: The Savanna

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Lately, I feels like I got bit by the rotary bug. Everyday, I always can’t stop thinking of obtain a Wankel-powered car. And to make my condition worse, there is a clean Mazda Savanna RX7 SA22C parked not far from my house.

Now, I’ve been thinking, what would my ultimate rotary vehicle looks like.

The Base: Mazda Savanna RX7 SA22C

It was love at the first sight.
It was love at the first sight.

The Mazda Savanna RX7 is the first generation RX7. It is also known as the SA22C. It is the successor to the Mazda RX3, also known as Mazda Savanna. The vehicle is powered by a 2-rotor Wankel engine.

The Engine

My #Different Build: The Savanna - Blog

The engine chosen will be a 4-rotor Wankel. Not enough with being an NA engine, two turbochargers will be added to the engine, thus making it the ultimate rotary experience. The engine then will be mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, which will sent power to the rear wheels.

My #Different Build: The Savanna - Blog

Body & Chassis

My #Different Build: The Savanna - Blog

To increase the strength of the body, a full roll cage can be installed to the car. Not only with the extra strength, the roll cage will also increase safety and improve handling. Further chassis strengthening can be done to the vehicle.

Brakes

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For the brake system, I would use Brembo ventilated disc with 6-pot callipers in the front and 4-pot callipers in the back. This should be enough to stop the car. And to help with the brake performance, all the rubber brake hoses will be replace with steel-braided brake hoses.

The Exterior

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For the exterior, I would like to install a Pandem Rocket Bunny widebody kit to the car. I like the slightly angular look of the kit and to make it better, the kit can be smoothen out and remove the bolt-on appearance of the kit. A front splitter and a ducktail spoiler will also be installed to the car.

A splitter and a spoiler just like this.
A splitter and a spoiler just like this.

The Front Headlight

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I actually don’t know whether to keep the pop-up headlights or not. If I am gonna keep it, I will use a square LED pop-up headlight similar to the picture above. And if I am gonna use a fixed headlights, I will make it looks like the one in the Porsche picture below.

My #Different Build: The Savanna - Blog

Wheels

My #Different Build: The Savanna - Blog

For the wheels, I would like to use BBS mesh wheel because I like the kinda classic look of the wheel. I will paint the inner piece of wheels matte gold and the outer piece chrome.

Paint & Livery

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To finish the outer parts, I will use the Mazda Savanna RX7 Group B rally livery. I like the white body colour added with the blue lines at the side of the body.

The Interior

My #Different Build: The Savanna - Blog

Other than the mandatory gauges and meter, there is nothing much I would change for the interior. The only things that I would like to change are the steering wheel and the seat. The stock steering wheel will be replaced with a MOMO steering wheel and the stock seats will be replaced with Recaro bucket seats.

The steering wheel that I would like to used.
The steering wheel that I would like to used.
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The seats that will replace the stock seats.

That’s my take on the #different build and this is what my ultimate rotary-powered car would be if I have the skill, knowledge and the budget to start the project. There a few things that might be missing but this is what I can think of right now. Thank you for reading this and see you all next time.