The Original Mazda RX-7 Drives Like a Humming, Thrumming, Living Animal

Currently, nobody on the market sells cars that run with the magical triangles of a rotary engine—the kind of engine you’d find in a 1980 Mazda RX-7. Really nobody else besides Mazda was ever able to get it to work in a meaningful way. I totally get it, too; by design, rotaries get atrocious gas mileage and they’re…

One Man's Quest To Prove That Mazda RX-7s Really Aren't That Tough To Work On

Mention the rotary engine, and you’re bound to get an entire peanut gallery promising apex seals going boom. Ryan Gilbert wasn’t scared away when his girlfriend’s family 1979 Mazda RX-7 was up for grabs. In fact, he’s well on his way to returning it to the drag nights and autocrosses it used to do.

Here’s How Japan Does a Giant Mazda Rotary Party

Every now and then there’ll be a weekend where the whole world gets together and dials its car culture all the way to 11—or in this case, seven. That’s what 7s Day is; a giant celebration of Mazda rotary engines on the weekend of July 7 and 8 that happens in many cities, including New York. But here’s what went down…

What It's Like To Drive The First Mazda RX-7 With Just 200 Miles On The Clock

New car smell should be the very last thing I notice. I mean, thanks to my work I’m hopping in and out of new cars all the time. It should have the same effect on me as iocane powder on Westley—inconceivable. So why is it right now smacking me right in the face? This is what happens when you’re in a pristine Mazda RX-7