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RE-Amemiya tuned Lotus Europa with Mazda Rotary swap

ROTARY BUZZ: RE-AMEMIYA'S 20B LOTUS EUROPA - Speedhunters

So Tokyo Auto Salon just finished up this past month and Speedhunters ran their usual crazy coverage on it for a few weeks. One of the most interesting (of the sadly few) Lotus-related displays was a Lotus Europa at the RE-Amemiya booth.

This shop is mostly known for their Mazda RX7 creations, but the owner is fond of the Lotus Europa and already built a Rotary swapped car before in the 80's



But now he's turned his attention once again to the Europa, this time with a 20B. This might not be everyone's cup of tea, especially purists but it's an awesome modernization to a classic Lotus. The article goes into good detail about the depth of change to the car with modern brakes, tires, and a rev-happy engine. Enjoy














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I usually don't like modified bodies on cars, but I think they did a fantastic job on this Europa. And with that Rotary I bet it is an absolute blast to drive.

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car looks great! I really like what they did with the front fender.

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My first thought was "another goobered up Europa, makes all the survivors more valuable". But this looks to be very well done. Must be a scream to drive or just marvel at.

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This might be a silly question but how on earth is he getting outside air to the air intake? Is it just tucked behind a wall with no air vent going to it or am I missing something?

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RE-Amemiya tuned Lotus Europa with Mazda Rotary swap

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A lotus body with someone else's engine, not too far off from today's Lotus cars.

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pretty nice!

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I'm a fan! But every since I had my 93 FD I have been in love with all of RE-Amemiya's creations.
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Great looking build. I for one am a fan.
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I think its pretty well done. I like it. Where can I get some gold foil.
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Too red I think. Needs to be BRG with yellow pinstripes. But it's RE-Amemiya, so what are you gonna do.

Anyway, I like the rotary idea. I've been thinking that if I ever did a swap in my Elise, a Renesis would be one of my top choices. But then I'd also give actual thought to a turbine as well, so I am a little bit insane.

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Wow the attention to detail is fantastic. That rotary engine probably makes it feel like an F1 car.
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