Mazda RX-7 Gr.B rally car takes a run up Goodwood
The Mazda RX-7 Group B was the works rally car of Mazda Rally Team Europe (MRTE), based in Belgium at the time, and has chassis number 10 engraved on it. This machine was based on the initial SA22C type RX-7 and was propelled by a 300PS, naturally aspirated 13B rotary engine. It was used in a number of 1985 WRC events and took overall 5th in the Acropolis Rally (Greece). It is currently owned by Group B Motorsport, based out of Northern Wales (UK), and is being used for demonstration runs in events such as the Goodwood FOS.
The Goodwood FOS is famous for its demonstration runs held on a hill climb course that totals around 1.6 miles, start to finish, and is said to have a height difference of approximately 300 feet. The Mazda RX-7 was repainted in a bright crimson red and regaled onlookers with its unique “Bra ba ba ba!” idling sound as it took to the start line. After receiving the signal, the beast released its throttle and sprinted up the hill climb course.
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