You might be able to find one of these things rotting away in your neighbor’s barn, but that doesn’t mean that the original Mazda RX-7 isn’t a true, glorious, flawed masterpiece the likes of which the car world rarely sees.
Should this be the next Mazda RX-7? Yes, based on its size alone, it really should be. But we’ll have to wait until the Tokyo Motor Show next month to learn what exactly Mazda has in mind this time.
There aren’t many Mazda RX-7 rally cars out there, let alone rally-winning RX-7s. Here’s one doing some much-deserved celebratory donuts.
“It makes great noises!” Jay Leno exclaims, almost inaudibly over the exhaust of this 1973 Restomod Mazda RX-3 packing the heart of a second-generation RX-7. Great noises, indeed.
According to Regular Car Reviews, if you replace the rotary engine with a Chevy small block in your RX-7 just to make it work all the time, you might as well just keep banging those cheerleaders. It is bro culture distilled into vehicular form.
It’s hard to oversell just how different serious endurance race cars are today from how they were 30 years ago. But if you want to see that difference in action, check out this video review a Mazda RX-7. But it’s not just any review, and not just any RX-7. It’s from EVO, and it’s the car that won the 1981 Spa 24 Hours.
With turbo rotaries or without, Mike and his friends know how to put on a show.
But not just any old Mazda RX-7. A badass endurance race-winning Mazda RX-7.
Few things are as disappointing or infuriating as finding out someone hit your car and then drove away, without even leaving a note claiming responsibility, like some kind of savage. Humanity is supposed to be better than this.
[Mazda was clearly enamored with their last-generation FD RX-7, burning the tires off of one before the press photo session was over. Photo Credit: Mazda]
Let me tell you the story of two cars: the original Mazda RX-7 and the Mazda GLC.
How do you tell a Group B Rally-spec Mazda RX-7 from your standard drift car? Simple: the rally Mazda is louder.
If there's one rumor you should never believe until you see proof it's the one about a mid-engined Corvette. If there are two rumors you shouldn't believe it's about the Mazda RX-7's return. With that said, new images and information have us thinking an RX-7 and an RX-9 are a possibility. At least we want to believe…
In order for a car to be desirable, it must have a value of more than the sum of its parts. The car that embodies this idea flawlessly is Mazda's over-engineered, astonishingly quick and breathtakingly beautiful FD RX-7. Here are a few reasons you need to own one.
The FD generation Mazda RX-7 was built from 1991-2002 and is in my opinion the best looking of all Mazda vehicles. Imagine for a minute that you've got $15k burning a hole in your pocket; obviously you are going to buy an FD, but do you want it bone stock or LS1'd?
It's one thing to find someone selling an expensive, high-end older car that happens to be in mint condition. You see those all the time. But it's something else entirely to find an affordable older car that's being sold in fantastic shape.
Not the rotary nooooooooooo!!
Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past.
Oh hey, look. Another day, another news report about a new Mazda RX-7 that's in the works, for real, and is really gonna hit the streets and be sold to actual humans in just a few years. Really. Seriously!
George R.R. Martin lives a more humble life than you might imagine. Parked outside his Santa Fe home, right next to his castle-shaped mailbox, is a first generation Mazda RX-7.