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But not just any old Mazda RX-7. A badass endurance race-winning Mazda RX-7.

The RX-7 made it through three generations and four decades before it was finally put out to pasture. More than just sports cars with unique engines, all of them proved dominant in various forms of racing. The rotary engine is at its best on the track.


To celebrate some of their competitive history, Mazda is bringing several classic RX-7s to the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. This blue and white RX-7 won a landmark victory for the automaker:

Now owned and raced by British enthusiast Kevin Doyle, a far less modified RX-7 taking a starring role at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is the 1981 Spa 24 Hours winning RX-7, which in the hands of Pierre Dieudonne and Tom Walkinshaw gave Mazda its first major outright 24 Hour victory. With seven starts for Mazda at Le Mans, and victory in the Spa 24 Hours, Mazda racing legend Pierre Dieudonne will be reunited with his Spa winning RX-7 at Goodwood and will take to the hill in the 787B Le Mans winner.

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