Every week, we’ll be choosing our favourite Petrolicious clip for your viewing pleasure. With a wide range of classic, performance, and V8 content, they’re sure to keep you entertained.

This week, we stumbled upon this video of Savant Young’s Mazda RX-3, kitted out with a 13B turbo engine. The factory 10A engine didn’t last long in the hole, as Savant wanted some 1300cc muscle, so in went a 13B engine with a GReddy T66 turbo running 15psi of boost, for an estimated 400hp at the rear wheels. 

Savant talks martial arts, cars, and his connection between the two in this inspiring watch. 

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René Vermeer

Dutch, French, or just a Kiwi, René isn’t quite sure, but he does know he has a passion for Japanese vehicles like no other. A well-seasoned Gran Turismo player dating back to his single-digit days, René has a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of performance vehicles and has owned more than 30 performance cars here in New Zealand, ranging from Nissans to Hondas. A lover of photography, you’ll find him either peeping under someone’s bonnet to snap a detailed shot, or on the side of the racetrack, perfecting his panning.