RE Amemiya 20B FD RX-7. Fuji Speedway test for Yokohama World Time Attack 2012
Hear the sweet sound of the 20B RE Amemiya rotary at idle, at full noise
down the straight and in-car. Awesome. This was one of RE Amemiya's last
test sessions before their rebuilt RX-7 was put on a boat to Australia to
compete in the ADVAN Pro Class at Yokohama World Time Attack. Hear what NOB
Taniguchi thinks of the car's handling.
See this car compete against Australian, New Zealand, American, British and
Japanese rivals on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th August 2012 at Sydney
RE Amemiya Super Greddy 7 RE20B RX-7 FD3S
This RE Amemiya Super Greddy 7 RE20B was built for the annual Tokyo Auto
Salon. This exquisite machine is packed with RE Amemiya's tuning knowledge
and is setup for the street.
The intent of the vehicle is of course, running the Wangan highway. The
machine was designed to easily reach high speeds and provide unmatched
stability at 300km/h. This makes 300km/h seem like leisurely cruise.
The three rotor 20B engine was removed from a Mazda Cosmo. It is fairly
easy for RE Amemiya to build a 300km/h engine, and it can be done with a
13B. Then why choose a 20B? The 13B is notoriously known to have a short
life span, especially after it has been modified. Also, it lacks the low
end torque, and it does not hold the power to leisurely reach, and cruise
at 300km/h like the 20B.
Therefore, the 20B was chosen, and the low end torque demise was solved.
But even though it's a rotary engine, doesn't mean that it is a easy swap.
The weight distribution of the well balanced FD becomes thrown off. The 20B
had to be offset 10cm to the rear and 6cm to the front in reference to the
13B. Also, the body, subframe, and the propeller shaft all need
The exterior was dressed up with the RE Amemiya 2006 model Aero kit. It
consists of a Porsche 997 front headlights, and the rotary themed rear
bumper. The sides consist of super wide fenders to accentuate the whole
The vehicle was completed just in time for the first ever Pre Tokyo Auto
Salon event held in the United States. The vehicle then will be shipped off
in time for the real 2006 Tokyo Auto Salon event in Tokyo.
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400 Horsepower RX-7 in Tokyo
Met up with a guy who has a 400 hp RX-7 when it's running at low Boost. To ensure the longevity of the engine
he's running his T04 turbo at about
12psin (very low Boost). It has 2
apex seals on a bridge port motor. He gave a demo on the freeway and
showed what it can do.