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Ash Killard: 2001 Mazda RX-7

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Ash Killard's 2001 Mazda RX-7, with its "YES12A" plate, is so much more than a car to him. The YES12A plate was originally on his mother's 1982 RX-7. When she became terminally ill in 2010, Killard made a pledge to her that he and his father would restore her old RX-7 for her. Tragedy struck when the build was nearing completion, and Killard was rear-ended by a drunk driver, totalling the car. Killard and his father bought the wrecked car, and started over. Unfortunately his father passed away before it could be completed.

After experiencing such devastating losses, Killard decided he would focus his energy on his own RX-7, the 2001 you see here. He bought the car stock, and the energy he put into the build has exploded into what you see today. "This car is the complete package with no corners having been cut and it gives me ultimate satisfaction driving it whether it be on the track, street or to meets," he says. "Knowing the plates and my parents are part of the build makes it that much more rewarding."

Owner: Ash Killard
Location: Conder, ACT Australia
Vehicle: 2001 Mazda RX-7
Horsepower: 355 whp
Club: Division One

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Ash Killard
Instagram: @yes12a

Photography by Dank Photography, 300C-PO, Ash Killard, Winson Louangkhoth.

Ash Killard 2001 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE9

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
13B REW
Side clearanced rotors
Strengthened 2mm 3-piece OEM spec seals
Mild port
Mazdaspeed engine mounts
Walbro 460 fuel pump
550cc Primary, 1200cc Secondary injectors
FEED/Fujita engineering 4mm larger throttle body
High flowed SP twin turbos with larger covers and compressor wheels with .85 actuators
15 row dual core alloy Hyper Tune SMIC w/ carbon intake
42mm PWR alloy radiator
HKS Twin Spark ignition system
HKS SSQ VI BOV
Greddy intake elbow and polished intercooler circuit/pathway
FEED/Fujita engineering carbon intake manifold cover
AutoExe carbon air intake
Autoexe spark plug leads
RE Amemiya AST
Argon burnt titanium bonnet stand
Mazdaspeed rotary oil cap
Stainless steel reusable oil filter
Aluminium countershaft, powersteering and alternator pulley
Balanced eccentric shaft
Stainless steel sumb brace
Polished alternator
Polished Knightsports engine brace
Super Now power steering and brake fluid covers
All vacuum hoses and solenoids replaced when engine was rebuilt
Engine harness and knock sensor replaced with new OEM items
Powder coated subframe, condenser mounts, Intercooler support bar and associated mounts
75-degree thermostat

Ash Killard 2001 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE1

EXHAUST:
Full Stainless SMB 3.5-inch dump pipe
HKS mide pipe
HKS Silent power muffler 

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
APexi Power FC w/ 3 bar map sensor
Defi oil pressure gauge
Oil and water gauges

DRIVELINE:
Transmission built by Advanced Transmission
HKS single-plate light action clutch
Gearbox brace
Braided clutch line
RE Amemiya short shifter
Diff brace

Ash Killard 2001 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE6

WHEELS & TIRES:
Work Meister S1-3P wheels - 18x9 (f), 18x10 (r)
Bridgestone Potenza Andrenalin RE003 tires - 225/35-18 (f), 255/30-18 (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Ohlins DFV
Cusco sway bars front and rear
Complete 12-point KTS underbody bracing
KTS radiator brace bar
Mazdaspeed front rear strut braces
Mazdaspeed PPF

Ash Killard 2001 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE7

BRAKES:
Dixcel 314mm brake discs
Spirit R calipers
Dixcel brake pads
Super Now master cylinder brace
Braided lines

Ash Killard 2001 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE10

EXTERIOR:
Deleted aerial/rear wiper/washer jet
Rolled guards front and rear
RE Amemiya AD9 carbon bonnet
RE Amemiya carbon brake ducts
RE Amemiya carbon pro rear diffuser w/ vortex generators
RE Amemiya front lip
RE Amemiya carbon mirrors
FEED carbon side skirts
Odula carbon rear wing blade and covers
Carbon door handle covers

LIGHTING:
RE Amemiya HID headlights

INTERIOR:
Recaro seats
Mazdaspeed 300km/10000rpb cluster
Mazdaspeed gear knob
Mazdaspeed handbrake
Mazdaspeed dash surround
Mazdaspeed rear view mirror
RE Amemiya carbon scuff plates
Power FC EL hand controller in R Magic holder
Nardi suede deep corn steering wheel
FEED/Fujita mats

Ash Killard 2001 Mazda RX7 TBGLIVE5