One-Off RX-777 Is One Man’s Vision For The Perfect 200MPH Supercar

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.

 

  • Netsphere

    its a pile os $hitttt, not a work of art. ruined a 7, there is a place for you in hell

    • Ken Lyns

      The 7 ruins itself after 60k miles or so. They burn apex seals to make power.

      • Netsphere

        its ok, you can drive your 600k civic.

        • Ken Lyns

          Did you buy an RX-7 new in the mid-90s? If not, you were part of the reason the car is extinct.

          • Netsphere

            my fd had well over 150k on its original engine and my sa still has origin 12a in it. i think you just dont know how to maintain a rotary. seriously stick to hondas and dont pollute, leave that to my 7s

          • Ken Lyns

            Why do you assume I drive a Honda?

  • performante

    It looks like a hot wheels

    • Mike Sinyaboot ©

      That is exactly what he was going for. He literally has the Hot Wheels logo on the tires. This thing is pretty awesome as it really does look like a Hot Wheels car brought to life. All of the negative comments here are from very boring people.

      • performante

        Yep you’re right. I didn’t even notice at first.

  • Mr. EP9

    Looks bad.

  • europeon

    I love the blurred license plate. This way you woudn’t be able to tell which one of the 5375947345973 green “RX-777″s roaming the streets of Hawaii belongs to this guy.

    • Bob

      lol

  • SteersUright

    Every car enthusiast’s dream is to build their own sports car, so huge kudos to him on that. And, despite the color and interior, I think it looks pretty good on the outside. The proportions are nice even if the car’s overall design could use a bit more refinement. Either way, huge props to someone having fun building something cool.

  • MB_G500

    What a waste of a nice car.
    Looks horrible.

  • Mark Seven-Ultranine

    Good for him. He had a dream and he made it come true. I especially like the wheels. If it’s not your cup of tea, may I suggest the VW Pissant.

  • Major Lee Gassole

    Quite the craftsman. Too bad he has horrible taste. WTF was with that dashboard? Was it a last minute idea?
    The first picture from the article instantly reminded me of Corvette Summer… all the fabrication skills and zero sense to know when you’ve gone too far.

  • well… if it works and makes him happy.

  • Bo Hanan

    I like him more than I thought I would. He doesn’t seem arrogant. And I admire anyone focused enough to create something special like this. Having said that- some of the details on the car are no-no’s.

  • Bob

    I kinda wish I had this kinda time on my hands

  • Bo Hanan

    I’d tell you to ki$$ my a$$ but that would be rude- oh, look a there, I did it anyway.

  • Tim Gardner

    After putting in that big, heavy V8 & massive wheels, he obviously forgot to put the power steering back in. Did you see the size of the guys arms?!?

  • latrell acquaye

    that peice of shit looks like something you find at the bottom of a cereal box and then you realize its not the car you wanted,i also don’t think he’s making 900 horsepower maybe like 5 you wasted 10 years of your life on a piece of shit that looks like a happy meal toy

  • Mark Morse

    Amazing build, nice car!!!!!!!!!

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