While the Mazda does see street time, John was keen to build something a little less precious as a street car, namely this evil XY Falcon, dubbed FATXY. Of course, John was never going to build a simple cruiser.
The biggest talking point is the 673ci Sonny Leonard Ford big block, complete with Hemi heads. The engine makes 1354hp and 988 lb/ft on pump fuel!
Almost as impressive as the engine is the stance. Often, big-inch rims on 70s muscle cars are a recipe for a high-riding stance, but John’s XY is slammed down hard over the 22x7 and 22x12in Simmons rims. A McDonald Bros double a-arm front end, a big set of tubs and a four link rear end by JT Performance helps the XY swallow the massive rubber. Of course, the diminutive factory brakes would have looked silly inside those massive wheels, so a monster set of Wilwoods fill them out nicely.
The final punch in the combo is the black-on-black HOK kandy paint, complete with gold metal flake. As with the RX3, Custom Bodyworks handled the panel and paint and the result is outstanding. It is going to be a mission photographing this thing!