Friday, 27 August 2010

Dino's full Photo Shoot

I found some more pics from dino's shoot on my hard drive. So I was doing a little bit of dreaming about my old FD.
Simply perfect.
I really poured a lot of money and effort into RE-Xtreme Ver II. Even with access to discounted parts, they totalled over 3.5Million Yen making it a pretty expensive machine.
That said, It still made it about 3x cheaper than building a similar car in Australia.

MX5 Highland Green. One of the few times it was captured on film in it's reality.

I think the only thing left to do was add a diffuser. Just for balance. The rear valance was removed in preparation.

Pan speed piping dominated the engine bay. Well designed piping but probably not the best place for a super thick intercooler.

Nardi was from a car featured in "the Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift" movies.

New owner, Macer's addition of Bride Stradia! Awesome. Raw alloy and carbon was a nice touch to complement the other compnents on the car.

Defi's mounted simply on an alloy bar to complement the gauge rims. Water temp on the other side of the dash.

Advan RS. 18x10J +22. I'd choose rays if I had to do it again though. For a couple of reasons.

You can see in this shot the car usually looks almost black. I'm glad I chose silver rims rather than gold.

This was a purpose built Street car and therefore had a real pressence!
Most pedestrians saw the below view. As it flashed by and they wondered what car was that?
The front RE-Amemiya Facer 9 was kind of a stolen design from the last evolution of the Mitsubishi GTO with the addition of the splitter built in. I still think it's the best but I know others hate it.
I'm still yet to see another with the same combo. It truely is a one off.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Version II Replica

Finished! Finally!

I had to buy a few more models to finish it as I lost some parts in the time it took to complete.

Anyway. Looks good. Colour is a green even though it looks blue in the pics.


Friday, 11 June 2010

Replica Status

Slowly finishing off some old projects. The replica has been in storage for a while. I lost the headlight Cover... Kind of important part. Grrr.

Anyway, I'm sure I'll make one.


Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Speedhunters Feature.

Dino the champ has stuck up an abbreviated feature just to make me jealous and regret the decision I made to release the car to a new owner. A few pics I haven't seen before from the lens.

This picture was amazing! Really Really impressed. Check out the feature on with some of the images I have shown previously.

It will stay as a lasting image on the RE-Xtreme II Blog. It captures the image of the car perfectly as it was meant to be seen. In motion.


Thursday, 19 March 2009

RE-Xtreme II Revisited

RE-Xtreme II Revisited!

40000klms away in another continent, insertion of a freshly sculptured key unlocks the cage. A deep muffled growl emits from the finely tuned beast. A few raspy depressions of throttle stir the industrial dogs into a frenzy. As it exits it's cold sterile lair, it's new owner's heart pounds in his chest. It's slow exit ensures the hunter's teeth are not damaged on the cage door. Onto the street lurks this sinister machine, stalking the night streets looking for another FEED.

Anyway, The new owner has hooked up the fog lamps which look great and look awesome in tandem with the sleek lights.
In Black and White the car reveals its grim reeping image (which is what I invisaged a long time ago.) I wanted kind of the ultimate James Bond - RX7 ... Classy right up to the point where it takes any target's life. Mission accomplished I feel.

So I'm slowly forgetting about the FD and moving on. Then recently I get pics of both my old cars and Dino gives me some new magazines with my old car featured. It's a conspiracy!

Maybe I'll buy this.... R-Magic Special... NOT!
Don't even tempt me...., my roadster seems to be heading the same direction anyway.

Magazine Features

Finally got some magazines from the magicial man "Dino". Thanks for the nice write up too!
Looks great on the pages. Ahhhhhh the memories.
Check out HPI Australia 100th Issue. or ADDX France 86th Issue

Thursday, 19 June 2008

Photo Shoot with Dino

This will be the Final Entry for RE-Xtreme II. The car is sold to a lucky guy in the UK who fitted new seats. You will notice in these pics the Bride Stradia Carbon backed seats. I also installed some Project Mu Carbon HC+ brake pads in the Rear.

Thanks to Dino Dalle Carbonare for the awesome pics. You can catch the feature in High Performance Imports no.98(HPI). An Australian Tuning Magazine.
The location was Maihama Resort near the Hotel Mira Costa and surrounds.