Car: 2012 Mazdaspeed 3
Occupation: Project Superintendent
Suspension: Eibach springs Koni yellow shocks
Exterior parts: Apr splitter, Seibon carbon fiber hood, Carbon fiber grill, custom painted headlights and taillights, Carbon fiber mirrors, Carbon fiber spoiler.
Interior parts: Corbeau Seats, 3 gauge pod with gauges, nr-g harness bar, pioneer radio with sub and amp.
Tuning parts: 4.5″ intake, pt6266 turbo, cpe exhaust mani, custom 3″ downpipe, jmf intake mani, ported injection, manley pistons and rods, gfb bov, precision waste gate, wot box, cobb accessport, treadstone intercooler. Tuned by Freektuned
What was your first modification?: Intake
What was your latest modification?: Fender exit exhaust
Do you have any more plans for this car? If so, what? More power
If you could change anything on your car, what would it be, and why?: rwd instead of fwd
Previously owned cars?: Lexus is250
What car would you like to buy next?: Alfa Romeo Giulia
The way I came about getting this car was very interesting. I wasn’t even thinking of buying one. When I got to the mazda dealer, I was looking at a used wrx sti. When I saw it, the car was leaking oil everywhere possible. As I was leaving the dealer, the salesman showed me the speed and I fell in love with it. Immediately started doing little mods. Started winning some races and next thing you know, everybody was knowing me by whitezilla. Its been a great run and I’m very grateful of all my fans and people that supported me and my car.
Giulio’s verdict: This was another car I thought about getting a while back. As I was browsing online checking out my possible next motor I often checked these Mazdaspeed3’s (Axela as they’re called here in Japan). For the age, mileage and power these seemed awesome value for money. Why didn’t I get one? Well, as Whitezilla3 said, they’re fwd which kind of put me off as I wanted to try a rwd….still occasionally look at these and keep wondering if I should try one though. THIS example from Whitezilla3 is a lovely example of one though and I like it! Well done on your build.
If you want to keep up to date on his build, go check out his instagram page @WHITEZILLA3