You shouldnt care less if the engine went up and down or round. Its purpose built and looks quite nice for its purpose. A lot of us prefer nissan did release the rotor but Mazda did and still tries the unconventional.
Before I went 13b in my old r100 a mild ported 10a outpaced my friends xy v8 on the freeway and on the street much to his disgust.
This owner chose the unconventional. 1200 utes arent rare cars and with south africa keeping it alive it doesnt hurt for someone to have their dream car in this more than tasteful guise.