BEAUTIFUL,DARK,TWISTED FANTASY
Super Street|February 2020
YOU COULD SAY PHIL SOHN IS OBSESSED WITH ONE THING IN PARTICULAR: MAZDA’S ROTARY ENGINE
Jonathan Wong
Enthusiasts are often linked for a lifetime to the very car they pour their heart and soul into. That vehicle becomes an extension of their personality in a sense. For as many times as we’ve featured Phil Sohn’s collection of cars, we’ve come to know one thing: He has an extreme obsession with the Wankel rotary engine, and this dark, twisted ’93 Mazda RX-7 is just another fantasy of his come to life.

Phil’s love of cars came at an early age. Growing up in South Korea, he was raised by his uncle, a VP at Kia, who oftentimes brought home reading material that was, as you can imagine, car-centric. Whenever Phil went for a ride with his uncle, he would shake the driver seat to signal him to go faster—and his uncle always obliged. That love for speed is a lasting memory of his childhood.

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