following Mazda 787B on my bicycle at 24h of Le Mans 2013 (idle + revving)
To mark the 90th anniversary of the 24h of Le Mans, 11 legendary winning
cars were chosen by the public and a jury.
They did 2 slow parade laps before the actual FIA WEC race would start.
One of these was this Mazda 787B. This is the actual winning car from the
1991 24 hours of Le Mans.
Driven to victory by Bertrand Gachot, Johnny Herbert and Volker Weidler.
Engine: 4 Rotor R26B, 2.616 liter / 159.6 cu in, Naturally Aspirated
Power: 700 bhp / 522 KW @ 9000 rpm
Torque: 608 Nm / 448 ft lbs @ 6500 rpm
Weight: 830 kilo / 1829.8 lbs
event: 24 hours of Le Mans
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The Legendary Mazda 787B with its R26B Engine, a 4 Rotor Mazda Rotary
Engine, the First and ONLY Japanese Car to Outright Win at Le Mans. After
that win the Rotary Engine was banned from ever competing again at Le Mans.
This video shows the Mazda 787B at Festival of Speed 2011.
Enjoy the engine noise at hard acceleration.
MAZDA 787B in Le Mans 2011
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TRUTH IN 24 II - Every Second Counts
The Le Mans 24 Hours are a legend. They are mentioned in the same breath as
the Rallye Monte Carlo, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Indianapolis 500.
Since 1923, hundreds of thousands of motorsport enthusiasts have been
flocking to La Sarthe year by year to experience the one-day race. To watch
the protagonists in their sports cars battle for each place and each meter
of tarmac with bated breath. The drivers cover 4,800 kilometers in 24 hours
- almost as many as the Formula One racers in a whole year. Every Le Mans
winner has gone down in history. The three Audi drivers Andr‚Äö
Lotterer, Beno≈ít Tr‚Äöluyer and Marcel F‚Äûssler did so in a
special way with the triumph they achieved in 2011. The film TRUTH IN 24 II
documents the tenth and arguably most emotional triumph of the brand with
the four rings at this sports car classic. After two Audi R18 TDI cars have
retired following spectacular accidents, the remaining Audi fights a
dramatic battle for overall victory with the three Peugeot 908 cars ? which
the Audi trio ultimately decides in its favor with a narrow margin of 13
seconds. The film captures the entire drama of the fourth-narrowest running
of the Le Mans 24 Hours ? with intimate insights into the team of Audi
Sport and breath-taking pictures.
Follow the link to read more about Le Mans: http://audi.us/PixOng
Mazda 787B - Le Mans (wonderful sound) (HD)
Onboard lap with Johnny Herbert on Le Mans Circuit for the 20th anniversary
of mazda 787b's victory at 24h of Le Mans.
driver: Johnny Herbert
circuit: Le Mans
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