Since our post earlier this week was pretty popular, we thought we’d round out the week with some more old school SA22C RX-7 love. Here’s a couple of vids.
This first vid is from Japanese video car magazine Video Option. It starts out with Ama-san from Tokyo rotary tuner RE-Amemiya building up an SA22C (shame there’s not more of that buildup phase) and then we skip ahead to Tsukuba Circuit where it’s put through its paces by Shinichi Yamaji (who I believe raced GT300 for RE-Amemiya at the time), posting a very respectable 1:05, a good time for a mildly tuned FD. If this doesn’t make you want one, I don’t know what will!
More video after the jump.
This next video is from another video car magazine, Hot Version and is an oldschool Skyline vs Rotary retrospective. It starts out with a Katayama replica, which is a replica of the RX-3 that did battle with the C10 Hakosuka Skylines in the 72-73 touring car season in Japan. To celebrate, I believe that Mazda actually did a short run of RX-3 Savanna road cars with the outlandish flares.
But really this second vid is more about the SA22C and we move onto a nice and hot SA22C which takes on its deadly in-period rival, the DR30 Skyline RS-Turbo. The RX-7 acquits itself rather well :). I want one now.