We are use to posting the usual latest Mazda models here, and the classic Mazdas everyone knows and loves. But, every now and then we get to share the Mazda models we rarely get to see today. For a few years in the 90s Mazda produced an unique chassis known as Lantis, 323F, or Astina. Unique for the body style, frame-less windows, and the rare Type-R option.
Here we have Ikaspeed‘s 1996 Brilliant Black Mazda Lantis Coupe Type-R from Niigata, Japan.

The Lantis had the Type-R option, which included appearance differences and the 2.0L KF-ZE V6 engine.
How did you end up owning the Lantis?

“I saw the Lantis on the streets and feel in love with it at first sight. I like the styling and 2000c (2.0L) small V6 engine…”

Ikaspeed decided to keep it simple with the exterior addons, which include OEM front lip, OEM clear lens, and Shelter trunk spoiler
What is the inspiration behind this build?

“The inspiration is from many cars like JTCC and BTCC cars…I like low cars, ducktail, and racing wheels…”

The OZ Racing Rally wheels are period correct wheels, and look at home on this car.  Ikaspeed went with 17×8 +35 with ATR Sport 205/40/17 tires all around.

Any future plans?

“I’d like to add more period correct wheels to my collection…like I also put on Yokohama AVS VS-6… a ’90s Japanese street racing wheel…so keep adding more depending on the mood…”

-OEM lip spoiler
-OEM clear lens
-Shelter trunk spoiler
-NARDI steering wheel
-KAMEI golfball shiftknob
-Mazdaspeed exhaust
-XYZ SS coilovers
-326Power springs F:12k R:8k
-OZ Rally Racing 17inch 8J +35
-ATR Sport 205/40R17

Thank you to Ikaspeed for letting us share this. Hope you enjoyed this rare chassis.

There are lot of builds we will never be able to come across, so please email us if you think we would be interested! No need to be modest!
Email us at mazdafitment@mazdafitment.com

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1 Comment

  • Wow…. how i wish i could have that kind of design for my Lantis 98…
    I got mine from a seller here in Manila, Philippines… I’m trying to restore back to freshness soon…
    I’m mazda 323 enthusiast and creating basic trouble shoot (D.I.Y.) mostly for my units .
    Excellent Car posted…. 🙂

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