Japan’s influence on the global automotive market is colossal. As early as the 1960s, the country was already among the top three car manufacturers in the world. But it has only gotten better in terms of production, as it is currently second behind China in the world ranking of automotive production. In addition, in addition to being a giant in automotive production, Japan has also found its place in the aftermarket sphere. From classic cars to modern cars, the Japanese aftermarket scene is full of activity and RE Amemiya is one of the market leaders.
Formed in 1974 by Isami Amemiya, the JDM Aftermarket company specializes in building Mazda rotary engines. As such, even the “RE” in its name means “rotary engine”. RE Amemiya joined the Japanese GT series with custom versions of the FD3S RX-7 in 1995. This led the Tomisato-based company to deploy some of its incredible racing car production technologies in street cars. These are some of the craziest examples we’ve seen.
The “King Devil”, or Maou, as this car is called, was built for the tracks. A veteran of the Gunsai Touge, Amemiya-san knew that in order for a car to excel in Gunsai, its balance must be a high priority. The Devil King has it all covered.
Plus, the car’s lime green finish is captivating, but that will only distract enthusiasts from its real magic, a newly rebuilt and balanced 400bhp side-port 13B engine. The exterior of the car also includes a complete RE-Amemiya Super Greddy 3 kit, among others.
RX-7 looks mean
The Mazda RX-7 turned out to be a great tool in the hands of the very crafty RE-Amemiya, and here we see the tuning shop adorning this copy of their iconic AD GT kit. The front fairing gets nastier thanks to a Facer AD02 front bumper and AD Hood-9 hood.
About 20mm has also been added to the width, creating enough space for wider wheels and tires. In addition, the car has a simplified fixed headlight configuration instead of the conventional retractable headlights.
The list of specs for this car is crazy to say the least. Let’s underline a few starting from the most visible, the exterior. The car is fitted with RE Amemiya’s FACER N1 05 aerodynamic front bumper with AD Hood-9 and GT AD wide body kit. At the rear, it has the rear diffuser and the ESPRIT carbon 1700mm GT wing.
In addition, the cabin includes a full Recaro SPG bucket seat with 3-inch 4-point Sabelt harness and a custom steering wheel.
Graham’s FD3S RX-7 Bathurst R
It’s hard not to look at the car tuned to a RE Amemiya and it’s the same with this Graham’s FD3S RX-7, which includes the awesome RE Amemiya AD-GT widebody kit. It has a full front bumper with carbon diffuser, fancy headlight kit, carbon gt2 wing and AD-9 carbon vented hood.
The car was also repainted in the Bathurst R Sunburst Yellow gloss paint that it was made with. Owner Graham had to shell out $ 50,000 for under-the-hood upgrades, pushing it to insane power of around 400 horsepower.
This 1993 FD wears a very rare RE Amemiya re-skin, and he looks epic. Specifically, the car adorns the RE Amemiya AC987 aerodynamic body kit while its mechanics remain largely unchanged. In addition to the new solid white skin, the car also features a huge custom exhaust, producing one of the loudest roars you’ll ever get on an FD.
The wheels are also not original, they are 18-inch 3-piece alloys supplied by Manaray, while the interior is fitted with custom, cloth, double-DIN bucket seats.
We found this full build 1993 Mazda RX-7 RE Amemiya surprisingly attractive and we just had to put it on this list. The current owner bought it from the very first owner in 2007 as the original 1993 Mazda RX-7 R1 with 45,000 miles. Then he got down to work on the car.
After being fitted with a RE Amemiya widebody kit, the car was then repainted all over the body by Lexus Eminent White Pearl. The car also has a RE-Amemiya AD9 hood fitted with a custom sequential LED headlight.
According to its owner, this fully equipped 1994 Mazda RX-7 was a show car at the RE Amemiya store in Japan. Some of the modifications to the car include the RE Amemiya AC037 and AC987 kit combo as well as the RE Amemiya side mirrors and carbon door handles.
It also uses the RE reinforcement air separator tank and Wilwood forged ultralight calipers. In addition, the car vibrates the Racing Beat front and rear stabilizer bars and the improved racing front and rear linkages.
RE Amemiya would swap anything by spin and this rotary engine Lotus Europa is one example. Manufactured in 2013, the car was replaced by a 20B 3-rotor rotary, making it the second time the company has worked on a Lotus Europa.
Thanks to its three rotors, the car produces around 315 horsepower and also uses modifications such as a Sabu silencer, as well as a RE Amemiya GT oil filter, power cord, exhaust manifold, etc. In addition, the exterior has been completely overhauled with the RE Amemiya body kit and Porsche 993 headlights, among others.
There is a good reason why Japanese cars and culture are held in such high esteem compared to other countries. In fact, here are 10 of them.
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