MOTORSPORT: Mazda bringing quartet of four-rotor racers to Monterey

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!


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3 Responses to MOTORSPORT: Mazda bringing quartet of four-rotor racers to Monterey

  1. Bob@hotmail.cim says:

    I remember as a kid the rx7 at the 24 hrs of daytona… the first prototype raced in imsa at daytona was the Mazda… the cars were so slow but in the morning when the sun came up and you checked the coffee pot you would notice most of the mazdas where still on the track as you sipped that first of 4 cups to sober up… those cars so loadload and so slow but always finished way up on the board

  2. Nigel says:

    All of them for a group photo.

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