Richard Stevens

Dra3king FD3S Progression

Richard Stevens
Dra3king FD3S Progression

I've know Drake from Breaking for about a year now and despite his relative youth (relative to my old ass), I've come to appreciate some of the similarities we have in terms of both driving and car building. The way his engine looks and the engineering behind it are priorities and it definitely shows as he gets closer and closer to completing his latest project. The other day I swung by his place to help him work on his lift and managed to get some good pictures of his RHD RX-7 before I left.

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If you don't recognize it, that's a genuine Foresight front bumper. You may notice that it's split down the middle. To cut down on shipping costs one of our friends in J-Land was nice enough to chop it in half so it could ship in two boxes. Drake does composites for a living so glassing it back together will be an easy job. 

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While the outside is going to look great when all the paint and bodywork is done, it's actually reserved compared to what is lurking under the hood...

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If that doesn't give you an automotive boner I don't know what will. Drake rebuilt the 13B himself and, with the help of Mike Feiock (Formula D and MDU driver and rotary nut), did a ton of fabrication work to make sure the engine put down plenty of power and did so reliably.

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I'm not going to run through a list of the upgrades in the post, but it's pretty extensive. Once it gets closer to completion I'll throw up a post with all the nitty-gritty details. Drake picked this FD up as a bare shell and in less than a year is near completion of a tuning-house demo car quality build. Stay tuned for more progress on this build and make sure to follow Drake on Instagram at @dra3king