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Old 02-22-2013, 03:48 PM   #44 (permalink)
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ZoomFreakingZoom - '88 Mazda RX7 Convertible
90 day: 19.02 mpg (US)

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Yes the redline would be very high. Of course, 15k isn't unheard of for even racing piston engines (i've heard of some F1 engines revving to 18k), and I'm not sure what exactly the 787b's 26B rotary was revved to during the race.

I saw this car in rosamund california last summer at sevenstock 15/mazfest 2012. It's like someone is drumming on your chest when they rev the engine. It sounded incredible.

I just looked it up and it's actually a 900 horsepower engine, that was limited to 700 hp during the race for longevity.

Yes, 900 horsepower from a 2.6 liter engine NATURALLY ASPIRATED. It's pretty astounding.
1988 rx7 convertible. Streetported, racing beat header and presilencer replacing all 3 catalytic converters. Atkins 6 port sleeves. K&N cone filter intake. 22mpg average, 27mpg max. Spreadsheet (updated regularly):
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