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MOTORSPORT Mazda’s Le Mans FC3S RX7 rides again Japanese Nostalgic Car

After a four-year gap a Mazda was back at Le Mans in 1979 with an RX-7 entered by Japanese dealer Mazda Auto Tokyo run by Takayoshi Ohashi - a man who would become instrumental in Mazda's later success at Le Mans. Powered by a 258bhp 13B rotary, it failed to qualify by just 69/100ths of a second. However, this was the first of four years.


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Mazda RX-7 Le Mans Brings Back the Rotary Engine in Detailed Rendering. While Mazda is bringing back the Wankel engine as a range extender, aficionados wish to see the rotary unit delivering power.


This FiveTime DaytonaWinning Mazda RX7 Race Car Is up for Auction

The RX-7 took overall victory in the 1981 Spa 24 hours, competed at Le Mans, took part in the awe-inspiring world of Group B rallying and claimed the 1980 and 1981 BTCC titles.. And no story about the Mazda RX-7 would be complete without hearing from the owners who have made this famous sports car such an enduring icon. Three UK owners share.


MOTORSPORT Mazda’s Le Mans FC3S RX7 rides again Japanese Nostalgic Car

The Mazda RX-7 is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive,. The RX-7 Le Mans effort was replaced by the 717C prototype for 1983. Mazda began racing RX-7s in the IMSA GTU series in 1979. In its first year, RX-7s placed first and second at the 24 Hours of Daytona, and claimed the GTU series championship. The car continued winning, claiming the GTU.


Mazda RX7 Le Mans Brings Back the Rotary Engine in Detailed Rendering autoevolution

After a four-year gap a Mazda was back at Le Mans in 1979 with an RX-7 entered by Japanese dealer Mazda Auto Tokyo run by Takayoshi Ohashi - a man who would become instrumental in Mazda's later success at Le Mans. Powered by a 258bhp 13B rotary, it failed to qualify by just 69/100ths of a second.. For the 1985 Le Mans Mazda entered two.


Mazda celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Le Mans 24H Victory 1991

Mazda's rotary engine was so successful that it later led them to become the only Japanese car manufacturer to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans with their four-rotor placed in one of the highest-regarded cars of all time, the 787B. Check out this video to see the full evolution of the Mazda RX-7.


AJ Mazda RX7

Having won the 1981 Spa 24 Hours endurance race in a RX-7, Dieudonné was no stranger to success in a Mazda. But his memories of the 1991 Le Mans race are particularly special. During the race he recalls Johnny Herbert "suffering like hell" from his 1988 crash injuries, and watching bits of carbon work their way out of his feet between stints.


Chris Carreno’s Insane FullyBuilt FireBreathing Mazda RX7 FD Raymond Lee Jewelers

RX-7 Le Mans 1979 RX-7 Le Mans 1981 RX-7 Le Mans 1982 1981 Spa 24 Hours winning RX-7 The RX-7 was also making its mark on the other side of the Atlantic where it enjoyed consistent success. Competing in the GTU class for cars with engines smaller than 2.5-litres it won the 24 Hours of Daytona at its first attempt in 1979.


Mazda RX7 GTO LM LeMans 1994 Voiture

The Mazda 254i not only competed in the 1982 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but represents the last of its breed. It was the final iteration of Mazda's Le Mans race cars based on a production RX-7, and now the last surviving example has been rediscovered.


MOTORSPORT Mazda’s Le Mans FC3S RX7 rides again Japanese Nostalgic Car

After a four-year gap a Mazda was back at Le Mans in 1979 with an RX-7 entered by Japanese dealer Mazda Auto Tokyo run by Takayoshi Ohashi, a man who would become instrumental in Mazda's later success at Le Mans. Powered by a 258bhp 13B rotary, it failed to qualify by just 69/100ths of a second.. For the 1985 Le Mans Mazda entered two twin.


MAZDA RX7 Le Mans Hypercar on Behance

1991 LE MANS WINNER. The Mazda 787B was the first Japanese car to win the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans, with a lightweight body weighing just 830kg and a four-rotor engine with a maximum output of 700PS.. ShortEpisode:Mazda RX-7 252i: 1981: Mazda RX-7 253 (2 cars) IMSA GTO specification RX-7 (13B engine) Both cars retired (driveline issues.


MOTORSPORT Longlost Mazda RX7 Le Mans racer rediscovered after 35 years Japanese Nostalgic

Said by fans to be the best handling of all RX-7s, the 5.3sec 0-100km/h sprint and 250km/h top speed (limited) put the 1,300kg two-seater in a league with high-end sports cars - fitting for the brand that had just won at Le Mans. Unfortunately, the RX-7 was discontinued in most of Europe by 1996 due to emissions regulations, although Mazda.


Totalcar Mazda RX7 254i Le Mans 1982 Galéria

The RX-7-based 254i competed in the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans. It's been hidden in Japan for the last 35 years, and now, it's being restored. People often associate Mazda's Le Mans efforts with its.


Mazda RX7 Le Mans 1994 Yojiro Terada, Franck Fréon & Pi… Flickr

In 1974, he participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time in a Sigma MC74. After driving the RX-7 252i in 1979, he first completed the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1982, his fourth time participating in the race (RX-7 254). Since then, he has achieved numerous notable results at Le Mans, including four class championships.


Rare Mazda RX7 Racer Rediscovered After 35 Years. It competed in the 1982 24 Hours of Le Mans

The Mazda 787B was the culmination of Mazda's rotary-engined Group C race cars. The Mazda 787B, with the car number 55 and chassis number 787B-002, completed 362 laps (approx. 4,923 km) of the 13.6 km-long Circuit de la Sarthe at the 59th 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1991, becoming the first Japanese car to win the race.


Mazda RX7 Le Mans Brings Back the Rotary Engine in Detailed Rendering autoevolution

But it was in 1981 that the RX-7 really began to hit the headlines. For its now annual assault on Le Mans, factory team Mazdaspeed came up with streamlined bodywork for the RX-7, as well as a more powerful 300bhp twin rotor 13B engine. The result was the RX-7 253. To prepare for Le Mans, Mazda took part in the 1981 Silverstone 6-Hours race.