James Ioannidis will be driving this Mazda RX-8 for his rookie season in the Victorian Drift Championship. The project started when James’s friend made custom mounts and installed the 3.0 L 2JZ-GTE VVTi inline-six and Nissan Z33 six-speed transmission. Then he took it to JDM Industries in Campbellfield, Australia to make sure everything worked properly. The engine has been upgraded with a Perpetually TONNKA T3 manifold, BPP fuel rail with 1000 cc injectors, Garrett GT3582 turbo and controlled by a Haltech Platinum Sport 2000 ECU. The engine is feed through custom fuel lines feed by dual Bosch 044 pumps and a 15 gallon (57 L) fuel cell. JDM Industries also installed a BMW steering rack connected to the factory steering column via a modified coupler.