MAZDA 787B - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW (WITH BRUTAL SOUND EFFECTS)

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I've put together the basics on the legendary Mazda 787B in a nice little information pack to spout to your petrolhead friends.




SPECS SHEET

- Wankel Rotary engine (R26B) - 2616cc
- 700 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
- 620 lb ft of torque
- Naturally aspirated
- Weight - 831 kg
- RWD
- 5 speed gearbox

WHY IS IT SO LOVED?

- Won the 1991 24 Hour Le Mans
- Still the only Japanese marques to do so
- Only victorious car not using a reciprocating engine (aka piston engine) design
- Won Le Mans basically due to its reliability
- Johnny Herbert was one of the victorious drivers. Volker Weidler and Bertrand Gachot being the others.
- Let's not forget... THE NOISE
Video 1: An epic fly-by. The screaming engine is like an F1 car
Video credit: Motorsports Cars Passion
Video 2: An orgasmic 8 minutes of 787B sound
Video credit: VisioRacer
Video 3: Onboard with Johnny Herbert gets back into his victorious monster
Video credit: MOTOR1