Speaking of rivalries, the Nissan GT-R and Mazda rotary have one that stretches back some 45 years. It was Hiroshima’s pistonless wonder that kept the Hakosuka GT-R from capturing its much sought-after 50th touring car win. While Nissan did eventually get that 50th win, Mazda’s block still left a bitter taste in proto-Godzilla’s mouth. The latest Hot Version video — yes, they are making new episodes! — reignites that struggle with a GT-R versus rotary redux in their latest trailer.
Unfortunately, it seems that even the most popular automotive show in Japan was unable to find a proper matchup with the Hako. Instead, they’ve sourced one of Hitoshi Kato’s Familia Rotary R100 coupes, an incredible vintage race replica in its own right, but not the Savanna RX-3 that so cruelly snatched victory from the Skyline GT-R’s jaws. Someone, please build a proper RX-3!