BFGoodrich has once again selected another Team Hybrid car to feature on BFG Garage!
Robert’s 1993 Mazda RX-7
Editor’s note: The Mazda RX-7 is a classic in the making. It’s distinctive, attractive, and it came with the twin-turbocharged 13B rotary engine. But that wasn’t enough for Robert Green. This Team Hybrid veteran decided the FD RX-7 would make a great starting point for something truly unique. Now, with a four-rotor 26B swapped in and a rare widebody kit, it’s impossible to mistake this RX-7 for anything else on the road.
I have been with Team Hybrid for nine years now. I first got involved in the team when they recruited my brother. He drove an Audi A5 at the time, and I tagged along with my brother to one of the team meetings. I knew right away that they were a family I wanted to be a part of. Team Hybrid was already killing the game, and I wanted in.
I joined Team Hybrid with a 2004 Scion xB. After helping Team Hybrid collect 1st place Scion trophies for a few years, I decided I wanted to step up my game, start a new build, and also bring something really rare to the team.
When I started to map out my second build, I knew I wanted to build an RX-7. The RX-7 has always been one of my favorite cars, dating back to high school. The bodylines and car just looked amazing. After three months of searching, I found one in California for sale, and I went and picked it up and started brainstorming how my project was going to turn out.
I did some research on other RX-7s being built at the time, but I wanted to do something truly unique. I knew I wanted the car to be crazy, but it wasn’t until I purchased the Version Victory body kit and Scoot four-rotor engine that the car really got crazy, After those two purchases, I had this go-big-or-go-home mentality, and I wanted the FD to be a contender in the scene.
Right now, I’ve got the Feed Version Victory wide-body conversion kit — the first kit sold in the US and 12th in the world; a Scoot 4-rotor engine with independent throttle bodies producing 400whp; a Motec M880 ECU; custom milspec wire harness by Sakata Motorsport Electronics; custom equal-length headers and exhaust by Bisimoto; Tecnocraft T2 carbon seats; Motec C127 display; Tilton over-hanging race pedals; GReddy oil coolers; Mishimoto oil radiator cap and fan; Advan GT2 wheels; custom billet oil plate and shifter by Built 2 Apex; Cusco Zero3x coilovers and front and rear strut bars; a Zeitronix ZT-2 air/fuel ratio sensor with LCD display; and BFGoodrich® g-Force Sport COMP-2s. I’ve been using those tires for about nine years now on both my RX-7 and xB, and they are my go-to tires. I can’t see myself going with any other company.
What I love most about the car is the reaction I get from people when I take it out. My FD looks more like an exotic now, and it’s cool to see how people react when they find out it is an RX-7.
Thanks to our founder and president James Lin, Team Hybrid management and family, the Hybrid Hunnyz, and plenty of Hybrid Luv to our team title sponsors: BFGoodrich, Meguiar’s, Mishimoto, K&N Filters, AMSOIL, Whiteline, Password:JDM, NRG Innovations, and Optima Batteries. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with a team.
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