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Mazda Rx-8 Build-Up Finale Package

November 27th, 2010 · No Comments

If ever there was an easy way to jump head-first into the sport compact scene, this is your chance! Thanks largely to the great minds at BP and tuner extraordinaire Jay Laub, this 2007 Mazda RX-8 is up for grabs in a free sweepstakes. Yes, this may be a re-run to most of you, as we’ve featured the build-up of this very ride over the last few issues, but it’s finally finished and ready to be given away to one lucky enthusiast. And it’s marvelous.
Built in a matter of about five weeks, this customized Mazda carries a certain panache to it, as it’s got Laub’s well-known name and style behind it, not to mention on it. From its unveiling at the Grand Prix of Cleveland along-side the Formula D Team Drift exhibition, the crowds loved it. Jay Laub was there personally to meet and greet fans and hopefuls, probably to make sure the keys to his latest creation would be given to the right hands. No stranger to rotary tuning, Laub has built and refined a 1994 Mazda RX-7 over the years to earn him over 100 Best of Show trophies on the scene. That car, in its latest iteration, graced our 8.06 cover and was also backed by Amoco Ultimate fuel at BP. The quest for all those trophies took the Sarasota, FL resident and his recognized Amoco Ultimate trailer all over the country, allowing him to make the connections necessary for his builds.
One such contact was with Florida-based Pettit Racing, a Mazda rotary engine specialist. The giveaway 2007 Mazda RX-8 is an automatic, which means it was once rated at 212hp, but no more. Thanks to Pettit, the car makes at least a claimed 265hp at the wheels, largely via the company’s supercharger system and a few other bolt on goodies such as GReddy’s cat-back exhaust system. Laub doesn’t forget those who helped him in the past, as his RX-7 sported work and product from the same outfit. And the simple fact he’s gone back to Pettit means the crew

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