TUNE UP: The Weeknd’s “Party Monster” Mazda RX-7

About a month ago, alternative R&B singer The Weeknd posted a photo of himself standing in the desert with an FC Mazda RX-7 in the background. Yesterday, that video, called “Party Monster,” dropped. 

As we mentioned before, the FC, built by Jim Le of Buddha Concepts Design, is an unexpected by interesting choice. If you can get through the video without a PSE seizure, you’ll see that not only does the Weeknd drive the RHD rotary but that he’s getting chased by a woman in a yellow Lamborghini Murciélago.

The singer is known for referencing typical rich boy supercars like the Lamborghini Aventador SV, Bentley Mulsanne, and McLaren P1 in past songs, so putting himself in the FC is a departure for The Weeknd. Perhaps it indicates that pop-up headlights and pistonless engines are gaining cred in the music world. In any case, it’s great to see well-built 1980s Mazdas get some exposure.


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7 Responses to TUNE UP: The Weeknd’s “Party Monster” Mazda RX-7

  1. khoa nguyen says:

    it was not a huracan, it was a murcielago

  2. 615 says:

    my favorite car, awful music

  3. Byron says:

    Let’s not forget the Z31’s presence in Keith Ape’s “Diamonds” music video, which this video appears to have taken the aesthetics from:

    • Kevin says:

      If you may have not known by now, the director of both those music videos is BRTHR, so of course it would have been similar “aesthetics”

  4. Ryan says:

    Heres an s10 Silvia in a vid White out by the tuts….

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