Your Projects: Meet Franken Wankel, a Rotary-Powered Rally Car

Ed
By Ed Higginbotham
Nov 7, 2017 | Mazda

What does it take to turn a secondhand Mazda RX-7 into a rally car? Forum member fidelity101 has documented the process in the build thread for his 1986 Mazda RX7, known as Franken Wankel.

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irish44j
irish44j UltimaDork
8/3/17 4:18 p.m.

Damn Kevin, I didn't realize that you had caged it. Is this the same car I ran against at Great Lakes in 2014?

fidelity101
fidelity101 SuperDork
8/3/17 4:42 p.m.

Sure is! just different engine/trans. I've owned this car for almost 11 years now - its been 3 or 4 entirely different rx7s in that time span.

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