VIP-Inspired RX-8

Are pictures really worth a thousand words? Do pictures speak louder than words? Pictures are yet but an accessory to a story, just as the story of Danny Brostein’s 2004 Midnight Blue Mazda RX-8 from Chicago, Illinois unfolds before us through these pictures.


How long have you owned your RX-8?
The car, as you know, has been through more stages than I can count. I’ve owned it for five years now.

What inspired you to go into the direction we see today?
I don’t consider my car to be a true VIP car but it is VIP-Insired. I’ve always loved the VIP-scene from Japan and the Oni-Kyan style.

Is there anything you would change?
To me, the car is perfect the way it is now…

What can possibly be next?
I’m not sure what’s next for it…Right now I just want to continue my Honda Grom project to match the RX8.

Anything else you want to tell us?
People either love or hate my car, but I’m proud that I built it the way I wanted it to be and could give a fuck less if it hurts everyone’s feelings.

Modification List
Exterior:
-Avery wrap by Vaderwerks
-BN Sports front bumper and side skirts
-Mazda rear aero mudguards
-Mint Blue rear spoiler
-Hazerwerks headlights (one-of)
-Spyder LED 3rd brake light
-Window Tint – 5% rears and windshield, 15% front
-Pulled/Radiused Fenders
-Wheels/Suspension/Brakes:
-Leon Hardiritt Ordens 18×10.5 -1, 18×12 -10
-AirForce Suspension full air-struts
-Airlift v2 digital management, 4 gallon aluminum tank, dual 380cc compressors
-Megan Racing rear lateral and camber arms
-Greddy front strut tower
-R1 Concept Premium drilled/slotted rotors

Engine:
-Racing Beat REVi ram air intake duct
-K&N air filter w/ modified airbox
-JDM Revolution intake resonator plug
-Cusco oil catch can w/ Mazdaspeed mini-filter
-Custom 2.5” dual exhaust – quad 3” G8 GT chrome tips

Interior/Audio:
-Special edition full Shinka crème interior conversion
-Suede headliner and pillars
-Piano black wrapped interior trim
–Junction Produce silver Tsuna
-Garson DAD shift knob w/ Swarovski elements
-MB Quart front and rear speakers
-250.1 JL Audio amplifier
-12” JL Audio w3v3 subwoofer, custom enclosure

Any shout outs to anyone?
I want to thank Gino for wrapping my car and Sergey for always helping me with all of my ideas and mishaps. And of course I want to thank my crew members from Royal Flush and the Chicago chapter for always having my back and motivating me.

Thank you to Justin Lanier for shoot Danny’s RX-8 for us.
Enjoy the rest of the pictures in the gallery below. Thanks.

Fitment Game

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