I have had a 2nd gen rx7 for over 20 years. 1986 GXL since 19 and had the car till over 350,000km and now two Turbo's. 10th AE and a 1989. Both clean examples. Always wanted an FD. Over the years I've seen a couple of V8 FD's and they never really did much for me. On the tight tracks in ontario such as the mosport DDT or the toronto motorsport park and shannoville the V8 didn't seem to be that much of an advantage compared to my stockish 1989 track car as I've passed the few V8 FDs or was not that far behind. Drivers always depends and I have been owned by miatas too. LOL. On the big tracks forget about it. V8 pulls unless I am in my 400+rwhp 10th AE. 20 years only 2 motors so I've been lucky. Actually a few friends have had very good reliability out of their rotaries so this looking at the V8 has nothing to do with the reliability of the rotary. It's the simplicity and the fact it does not stink nor is that loud or apparently as hard on fuel and should be able to run 400rwhp all day long for years and I would expect forever quoting the reliability of this LSX engines.... I will always own one rotary vehicle.
Well on to why I'm posting. I finally got a ride in a V8 FD and it was fun. Noticed that it takes way less work to drive fast. In fact I would be awful in driving it because I would probable be drifting more then actually taking the fast line.... Power down low.
Either way gonna be on here to look for V8 FD's for sale (NO rush as I have a few projects and have to justify price as you can buy corvettes or other high performance cars for the same price) and to see what work or costs associated with such a build.