This year marks the 40th birthday of one of the greatest sports cars ever made: the wedge-shaped, rotary powered Mazda RX-7. So let’s celebrate a car that gave this world all the spinning triangle weirdness it deserved.
In all things, it’s important to know your own worth. In the case of one guy listing his perfect-condition 1994 Mazda RX-7 on Turo, that worth is just shy of $1000 per day.
Before the Mazda RX-8 came onto the scene and reminded the entire automotive world of the existence of triangles, we had the little RX-7. The Mazda RX-7 has become an “internet car.” Currently, YouTube is full of theoretically infinite videos of highly modified RX-7s of all generations with far too many angry rotors…
Outside of Japan, Kenichi Yamamoto isn’t a household name. Not the way Henry Ford and Carroll Shelby and Lee Iacocca are. Yet most people who enter the auto industry don’t get to produce one of the greatest alternative engines ever made, or oversee the development of one of the most beloved sports cars of all time.…
Radwood is the place to be if you love 1980s and 1990s cars, and if you want to take a car there, you’ve got a wealth of options. Here’s why so many fans of that era love the Mazda RX-7, starting with an absolutely pristine one.
Radwood 2, the 1980s and 1990s car show we co-sponsored, had an incredible amount of fantastic, rare, and unexpected 1980s and 1990s rides. It was glorious. But, amid all that glory, there was also a fierce concentration of madness, centered over a strange, second-gen Mazda RX-7 with color-shifting paint and a small…
For those of you grew up with Fast dreams and Furious visions filling your world of wheels, I’m about to describe a scene of pure pornography. Imagine yourself surrounded by gorgeous examples of all-time heroes of the Japanese car world. A Mazda RX-2 and RX-3 flanked a Toyota Century. Datsuns gurgled through…
Under normal circumstances, a Mazda RX-7 Evo Group B Works car would be absolutely incredible to drive or own. One goes up for sale next month, except it has a unique twist—it’s never once been driven or raced.
On July 7, 2017, there was a meetup of Mazda RX-7 owners in New York City. RX-7s on 7/7/17. When I visited Times Square earlier this year, all I got to see was a horse poop as it walked down Broadway. An “army” of RX-7s would have been much better.
Formula Drift Japan is this weekend at nowhere else but the legendary Ebisu circuit. That means Mad Mike is there, and that means that we get to bask in the sights and sounds of a four-rotor Mazda RX-7 doing backwards entries and shredding eardrums.
Have you ever had a moment with a car? Just a brief couple of minutes in which you fell positively, uncontrollably head over heals for an automobile? I did one night in Hong Kong a while back, and now I can’t stop thinking about first-generation Mazda RX-7s.
Normally, people hate on engine-swapped Mazda RX-7s, as changing out the stock rotary engine makes the car too normal, too simple. This guy went the opposite direction, with a homebrew turbocharged and supercharged Toyota 1JZ straight six.
Every so often people ask me what I plan on doing to my car, and it’s hard to formulate an answer.
Nothing is a crueler feeling than seeing your car engineless, forlorn. No wait, there is a crueler feeling: having all of your coworkers torment you about it.
If you frequent this lovely car blog, you’ve probably been reading a lot about the Mazda RX-7 lately. But, this time, let’s just sit back and admire one for a bit.
“Project Ahura” is the world’s first all-wheel-drive four-rotor FD Mazda RX-7, and it’s exactly as insane as you’d expect it to be. It was built from a car that YouTuber Rob Dahm had since he was a teenager, and he’s here with a tour of everything under the hood that makes it work.
The 1990s Nissan R33 Skyline in this video has a 3.0 liter RB30DET, an engine that was never sold from the factory, an aftermarket-only hybrid of a high-displacement block with a twin-cam turbo head. It is one of the coolest straight sixes of the modern era, and it is still utterly silenced by the scream of a…