Panspeed RX-7

Time attack season is fast approaching here in Japan. As the temperatures begin to drop and we head towards autumn, tuners will be getting all those tasty machines out for some fun. Panspeed, renowned RX-7 and overall rotary tuner is one of the biggest players when it comes to setting records around the little Tsukuba circuit. I met up with the guys from Panspeed a few months back when they were setting up their wide-body RX-7 at the little circuit in Ibaraki-ken.

The little compact side ported 13B puts out 510 PS at 7,500 rpm and close to 55 kgm at a high 6,500 rpm. With only 1090 kg this FD3S has a lot of potential for going very fast.  At last year’s Rev Speed magazine Super Lap Battle at Tsukuba this Panspeed RX-7 lapped in 55″603 coming in in second position behind the M-Speed GTR.  For this year however they will be trying to get below that 55-second barrier, thanks to a revised engine and chassis package

HKS T04Z with a direct cold air feed pipe, no filter in sight

Brembo GTR racing calipers are used all round (6-pots up front 4-pots at the rear)

Interior is as spartan as it gets with nice little toys like and adjustable pedal box, billet sequential transmission lever and fully spot welded and strengthened chassis

Only the best stuff is used!  The small, steering wheel-mounted Motec MDD reads data direct from the M800 ECU

Just look at that lever!

In action




9 Responses to “Panspeed RX-7”

  1. September 8, 2008 at 11:39 am

    Soo nice. Great stuff as always man.

    And oh I just got my current issue of Turbo Magazine with your shot of the Project Takeuchi GT300 lexus on the cover. Congrats!

  2. September 8, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Una sola parola…..IMBARAZZANTE…..per la sua perfezione 😉

  3. September 8, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Stop teasing me Dino!

    I need to update my little story with 2009 spec info.


    Can’t wait for the R-Magic/Revolution/Pan Speed Battle this year.

  4. 4 Kevin
    September 9, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    No wallpaper sizes? But anyway, the shots are soooo damn amazing. Very clear image. The car is also awesome. I’m out of words to say.

  5. September 15, 2008 at 10:06 am

    This or the Revolution TA or the R-magic car? Will be a good battle this year!

  6. 6 luckyslide16
    September 18, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Awesome shots man!

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