Personal build projects rarely get as extensive as Adam Taylor’s ‘RX-777’, a one-off creation based on the RX-7 FD platform claiming a 200mph top speed.
Pretty much every factory body panel has been replaced or modified, radically changing the proportions of the Japanese sports car, resulting in a vehicle that now looks like something only a superhero (or a villain) from a comic book would drive.
Taylor spent 10 years to complete the build, designing and fabricating all the new body parts from sheet metal, including the ridiculously wide fenders that stretch over the massive wheels. The car is now actually wider than a Dodge Viper, while still retaining a wheelbase similar to that of a Mazda MX-5.
The factory pop-up headlights were also replaced by the units found in the previous Aston Martin Vantage, while the rear end adopted the light setup from a Lotus Elise.
As far as personal projects go, this one actually looks pretty balanced, albeit in a more dramatic way than what most would prefer.
To match the crazy looks, Taylor ditched the original twin-turbo rotary drivetrain and went for an extensively modified LS V8, claiming it’s now producing 950hp at 8,000rpm. Combined with a weight of 2,700lbs (1,224kg), the RX-777 must be a truly eye-popping experience even at part throttle.
Of course not everyone will like it but then again, it doesn’t need to appeal to anyone but to the man who built it. Adam Taylor shows his one-off supercar to Barcroft Cars on the video linked below.