When I first fell into this culture the 3rd Generation Mazda RX-7 was one of my favorite cars. It had great lines, it was incredibly rare to see one in person, and its rotary engine added a mysterious nature that just made it too damn cool for school (yes, I just wrote that). It also didn’t hurt that it was the weapon of choice for legendary import drag racer Adam Saruwatari who was a hero of mine at the time. Lately though, as in the last 10 years the third-gen RX-7 doesn’t get as much love in the show scene as it used to. Especially with the rise in popularity of cars like the WRX, Evo, and 240SX. However, when one does show up and its done right it still invokes all those feelings I had about it when I was a teenager and today it still retains those qualities. Having said that, its truly awesome to see an RX-7 with the now incredibly popular (maybe too poplar) Rocket Bunny treatment sitting in the Enkei Wheels booth at SEMA.
I really love what they did with it from the brandywine candy paint with gold color scheme to the classically styled custom Enkei92 wheels with the step lip. If I were to build an RX-7 right now this is pretty close to how I would do it so needless to say its a pleasure for me to look at! Good job Enkei!
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Enkei has done some interesting stuff this year. They have re-released certain designs and have introduced a few new designs as well. What you see here is one of the new wheels added to Enkei’s 2011 line up dubbed the Fujin. Enkei’s goal with this 7 spoke design was all about weight and strength. They build the Fujin using their patented M.A.T. process and as such the 18 inch size of the Fujin comes in at just 19.5lbs while the 17 inch size weighs 17.5lbs. To pull this off while also having an attractive design is an accomplishment worth noting. I can easily see the Fujin being the new gotta have wheel of the modern sport compact set.
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A while back we showed you a preview of the Enkei PF01 and its been available to the masses for a while now. I haven’t seen it too much in the wild and I can’t seem to figure out why. This is a pretty fresh wheel and based on the design it seems that this wheel could be pretty verstile style wise. What do you think?
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A little while ago Enkei dropped a teaser image of a new wheel dubbed the PF01 that will make its debut at this year’s SEMA. According to Enkei the new PF01 will be “ultra-lightweight” and will actually come in less than the RPF1 on the scales. We’ll try to keep you posted on this until it makes it’s official drop on November 2nd. If the front looks anywhere near as good as the back then this wheel is going to blow up big.
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I just caught wind of this on Enkei’s blog and holy flarking schmit these wheels are FRESH! RPF1’s in matte bronze! Just when I think the whole “matte” thing is getting played out I find someone else doing it in a completely new and fresh way. These things are badA$$! But you can only get them in this color from Oakos Automotive a specialty shop for suby owners. Imagine these on a blue STi! SICK!
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