Beyond The Checkered Flag - Racing Beat IMSA RX-7 GTO

The story of rotary-tuner Racing Beat's winning efforts at the 1983 24 Hours of Daytona.

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Bathurst 1984 Group C RX7's
Some clips of the Mazda RX7 Group C touring cars that battled it out in the 1984 James Hardie 1000





RENEW rx7 day 7/7/2013
RENEW's rx7 day held on the 7/7/2013 at wakefield park. The day was open to all mazda rotary vehicles, and was open to all types of motorsports,from drift to off street racing, circuit / time trials and show and shine. The day was cold but the action was hot, fun was had by all, a day filled with mazdas what more could you want? fastest time recorded on the day was ric shaw 1:04.7540 in th sp turbo rx8, and the fastest rx7 was ben cornett 1:04.8530 in a s8 fd rx7 with factory twin turbos. alot footage that missed out in this video, so plz dont get upset ....enjoy.http://youtu.be/CByMMVBJqvc





I.M.S.A. GTO RX-7  the Legend 100 win's!! vol.3
RX-7 [IMSA-GTO] Engine:Factory of MAZDA SPEED(japan) 13J 4Rotar ・Maximum horsepower = 600ps ・Maximum torque = 390 lb.-ft ・Intake system =Shutter type slide valve ・Intake port type = Peripheral Port Body structure:Carbon Kevlar Aluminum Frame construction:Steel Space Frame Each body size: ・Length = 168.9 inch ・Width = 79.0inch ・Overall height = (Unknown...;;; ・Dry weight = 2300lbs. (IMSA Regulation)





The Mazda RX-7 Replacement That Never Happened -The Mazda RX-01 Concept
Here's a fun look back at this old Top Gear Review by Andy Williams- He always got the best cars. Unveiled at the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show the Mazda RX-01 was a proposal for the next generation Mazda RX-7 sports car. Power for the RX-01 came from a 220 horsepower, 1.3 litre Wankel rotary engine which was mounted up front. However due to the engines compact size Mazda's engineers were able to position the powerplant further back and lower than in a conventional front engined car. This location meant that the weight distribution was more balanced and the handling improved. The styling of the RX-01 carried over the same flowing, rounded curves found on the third generation RX-7. But the RX-01 incorporated some extra features such as slim LED headlights and an integrated front spoiler which helped increase downforce over the front axle while also helping to channel air into the engine. Despite outside appearances the interior of the Mazda RX-01 concept actually featured four seats, although the rear seats were practically useless. The seats and centre console were trimmed in black leather and contrasting red trim was used heavily throughout to enhance the sporting feel - although by todays standards it looks rather dated. In the end the Mazda RX-01 never went into production and the RX-7 was discontinued in 2002, the RX-01 did pave the way for the Mazda RX-Evolv concept which would eventually become the RX-8.




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