In a world where more modern, piston driven vehicles are the norm, a lone vintage rotary powered car emerges. Not so much emerge, but burst onto the scene.
This is Nathan Rohner’s RX7, and it’s cleaning up in the PTB class in NASA Utah. It’s the best, and also the worst in class because it’s the only car in class. That not withstanding, it’s an amazing piece of machinery.
The flares are massive, and utilitarian. They’re stylish because they serve a purpose, and that purpose is to house Hoosier slicks and a set of period correct wheels. The OE size and width wheels and tires would serve a pedestrian RX7 fine and dandy. This is not a pedestrian car, far from it.
There’s very little left in the cabin to remind you that this is an RX7. The stock gauge cluster is out, replaced by a single, massive tachometer. More gauges are hanging out in the middle of the dash, and switches sit where an air vent used to be. This car is all business.
And it does its business well.