At the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this week, Mazda will enter four quad-rotor cars into the vintage races. Perhaps the most notable one, however, is the 1991 FC3S RX-7 IMSA GTO, which returns to its ArtNature livery, the colors the car wore when it competed in Le Mans in 1994.
The last time we saw this car, it was sitting in pieces at the basement of Mazda North America’s R&D center. A Mazda representative said then that they only had enough parts to complete one of the two RX-7 race car chassis they had. Hopefully this means they now have both cars running.
Rounding out the field are the 1989 767B in Charge livery, the 1990 787 in traditional Mazda white and blue, and the Mazda RX-782P prototype built specifically for North America. We’ll be on hand at Laguna Seca to capture some live photos of these piston-less beasts. That’s 16 furiously spinning rotors in all!