The third generation Mazda RX-7, imported into the US from 1993 to 1995, is generally regarded as one of the finest handling cars in the world. Unmolested examples are rare, since Mazda’s 13B rotary motor, combined with twin, sequential turbochargers proved both difficult and costly to maintain. Enthusiasts, in their quest for more power, took to dropping in any motor that would fit between the front wheels: case in point, this 1993 RX-7 rocking a Corvette LS-1 motor and Tremec T-56 6 speed gearbox.
I’m a bit of a purist, so I can’t help but think that the balance of this car would be all wrong. Too much weight in the nose, too little in the rear would make it positively evil on a racetrack. Still, 400 horsepower (600 if you’re on the bottle) in a car that weighs 3,000 pounds would be fun with a capital F. For $22,900, about the cost of a year old Mustang GT, this baby can be sitting in your garage.
Source: Two Seats or Less