This Mazda RX-7 kit Lives to Offend

Dinesh · Dec 12, 2021 10:00 AM

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The name Khyzyl Saleem should be a familiar one to most of us. We’ve either fallen in love with some of his automotive renderings or dug out the pitchforks and cried for blood at the audacity of his digital strokes.

Going by the_kyza on Instagram, the digital artist is unequivocally one of the most renowned vehicle concept artists on the planet. His work isn’t for everyone, much like other controversial aftermarket designers in the moulds of Kei Miura of Rocket Bunny or Akira Nakai of RWB.

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Regardless of if they’re stirring the soul or riling it up, breaking convention is what they’re all about the Saleem hasn’t been disappointing in that aspect.

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He’s even started his own brand; Live to Offend, because that’s also what he seems to desire. The company sells some of his work from the digital sphere that’s been transformed into something that can be parked on your driveway.

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Perhaps his more renowned piece of work would be the Polestar 1 hero car from Need for Speed: Heat. You’ll definitely remember that if you played the game.

He also harbours a passion for the Mazda RX-7 FD3S; one of the most timeless vehicles ever designed. Such was his passion that he bought one a few years ago and you can guess what happened next.

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The LTO X KC FD3S RX-7 Kit. It drips sex and makes you question your sexuality. Praise be upon the lord that it's so good looking sitting still because chances are the car won't be running anyways.

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With that, Saleem has decided to share just 25 units of his personal design for the RX-7, a project that’s a collaboration between Live to Offend and Kingdom Carbon.

Naturally, the kit isn’t for everyone but compared to some of his previous works, it actually accentuates the natural curves of the RX-7 without coming across as overwhelming.

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“This kit is a personal one for me. Somewhat a love letter to all my favorite FD tuning houses from the past and present, namely R.E Amemiya and Feed. But it also encompasses everything I love about the OEM RX-7 shape,” explained Saleem with clear distinction that he doesn’t care if you hate it.

Every panel except the roof has been reshaped. Front and rear fenders are flared with an aggressive front lip and splitter that feeds into the front fenders. The hood and side skirts are all redesigned as well. At the rear, the kit incorporates a dual-plane spoiler.

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He also paid homage to his favourite rotary-powered machine of all time; the Mazda 787B.

To ensure perfect fitment, the kit was 3D-developed for better-than-OEM fitment. You can have it in FRP (fiber-reinforced plastic) or carbon fiber. That’s USD 9,850 for the FRP and USD 17,500 for the more exotic weave.

Oh, if you’re getting the kit we suggest you may as well splurge on the LTO FD RX-7 Louvre because go big or go home… if your RX-7 is running of course.

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“Better late than never.” Some despise it, others begrudgingly agree with it but he swears by it… much to the chagrin of everyone around him. That unfortunately stems from all of his project cars not running most of the time, which in turn is testament to his questionable decision-making skills in life. A culmination of many wrongs fortunately making a right; much like his project cars on the rare occasions they run, he’s still trying to figure out if another project car is the way to go.


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