Tokyo Drift

None of the ‘Fast and the Furious’ movies are works of cinematic genius, and the third instalment ‘Tokyo Drift’ ranks below even the franchise average. However we do remember it was eminently watchable, mostly because of Nathalie Kelley, but also thanks to the ace Japanese machinery* used throughout the film.

This was our star car, the magnificent Mazda RX-7 VeilSide Fortune, as recreated here brilliantly in Technic form by ArtemyZotov of Eurobricks.

Built to full Technic Supercar specification, Artemy’s VeilSide RX-7 includes working steering, independent double wishbone suspension, a 4-speed sequential gearbox, and an incredible working recreation of the car’s twin-rotor wankel engine.

There are also opening doors, hood and trunk, working locks, plus a detailed interior and engine bay, and there’s much more to see at the Eurobricks forum, including a link to building instructions. Head sideways through the streets of Tokyo via the link above, and you can view a rundown of the features within Artemy’s stunning Mazda RX-7 VeilSide model in the video below.

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*And a Volkswagen Touran for some reason.

3 thoughts on “Tokyo Drift

  1. Purple Dave

    I saw an RX-7 in real life once. A guy I’d been paired up with on a summer job needed to check on his wife’s car, which was in for repairs. As we headed to the dealership on break, we saw a bright red car half-buried in a cornfield. The guy who bought it left the dealership, brutally oversteered on the very first corner, and wrecked the thing. Oh, also, since it was a commercial farm, he was personally on the hook for any corn he damaged, which was probably enough to fill the entire car.


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