In 1982, Mazda condensed its previous three years of endurance racing lessons into a pair of rotary-powered RX-7 254i IMSA GTX race cars and sent them to Le Mans. Numbered 82 and 83, the latter had to retire from the race after a strong start, but the former finished a respectable 14th place. Both cars went on to race elsewhere in the early ‘80s. Unfortunately, one was lost in a crash. The other had not been seen for decades.
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