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RX-7 vs. GT-R Meet

Two iconic chassis swarm the Bangkok Auto Salon

Jul 20, 2017
Photographer: Chad Burdette

There are few constants in the worldwide automotive community, as tastes tend to change almost daily. Regardless of what part of the world you currently reside in, trends come and go — oftentimes in the blink of an eye what was hot in the past has cooled off considerably, and the "now" is leaning in a completely different direction. But one constant that can be counted on regardless of what the calendar says is enthusiasts' love affair with RX-7 and Skyline chassis.

These '90s heroes — still a coveted commodity in the aftermarket realm — have been modded every conceivable way over the past few decades. From high powered, competition-crushing beasts to prized street cars, and even high-caliber show car builds, they've never missed a step in making an impact. As styles and trends progress (or regress, depending on your outlook), the aftermarket continues to embrace both vehicles, offering new parts and advancing technology, and a result the builds just keep coming.

During the Bangkok International Auto Salon, a few groups met outside the event and brought with them some remarkable cars. One of those groups was comprised solely of FD chassis RX-7s planted in the parking lot, while the other, situated within the venue's loading docks, consisted of a group of GT-Rs. Photog-at-large, Chad Burdette, was already covering the event for us, which you can see here, and when he wandered outside he started snapping pics like a madman.

Not unlike most gatherings in Thailand, some serious rainfall crashed the party and photo duties were cut short. Nevertheless, Chad delivered, and here are some of the best from both the FD and GT-R gatherings.

RX7 vs GTR meet re amemiya RX7 Photo 2/29   |   RX7 Vs GTR Meet Re Amemiya RX7

When you think of an incredibly aggressive, well built, downright menacing RX-7, think of this lil' guy.

RX7 vs GTR meet otto shop GTR Photo 3/29   |   RX7 Vs GTR Meet Otto Shop GTR
RX7 vs GTR meet big otto shop GTR Photo 4/29   |   RX7 Vs GTR Meet Big Otto Shop GTR

We saw this Otto Shop GT-R when Chad ran across a random Skyline gathering earlier this year and we're not positive but we think it might be carrying an even bigger turbo now! *Dogs and small children please keep clear*

RX7 vs GTR meet r magic RX7 Photo 5/29   |   RX7 Vs GTR Meet R Magic RX7

Champ Masterpiece brought out his, well, masterpiece. His wild FD, complete with a rather pricey R Magic aero kit, was featured with SS recently and you can read all about it here.

RX7 vs GTR meet white nissan GTR Photo 6/29   |   RX7 Vs GTR Meet White Nissan GTR

If you're not into wild aero, a massive turbo sticking out of the hood, or gargantuan wheel and tire combos, then this ultra-clean example might just be your dream car.

RX7 vs GTR meet rocket bunny RX7s Photo 7/29   |   RX7 Vs GTR Meet Rocket Bunny Rx7s

Even in Thailand the Rocket Bunny sensation has swept the land. This green and orange duo, sitting on Work and Enkei wheels, respectively, demanded plenty of attention.

RX7 vs GTR meet yellow skyline GTR Photo 8/29   |   RX7 Vs GTR Meet Yellow Skyline GTR

When there's too many Skyline GT-Rs on your block, you go out and grab a limited edition R33 Nismo 400RR model and separate yourself. That was easy.

RX7 vs GTR meet orange FD Photo 9/29   |   RX7 Vs GTR Meet Orange FD

When you leave an incredible event like the Bangkok Auto Salon only to stumble upon a parking area reserved for all of this, you take off the lens cap and get to snappin'.

RX7 vs GTR meet black nismo 2500R GTR Photo 16/29   |   RX7 Vs GTR Meet Black Nismo 2500R GTR
RX7 vs GTR meet veilside fortune RX7 Photo 23/29   |   RX7 Vs GTR Meet Veilside Fortune RX7
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