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Old 06-16-2011, 05:55 AM
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Default 20th Anniversary of Mazda's Victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Sweet video on here, and more stuff coming soon. They had Patrick Dempsey (of Dempsey Racing and Grey's Anatomy) take it for a spin at the LM24 this past weekend, but it doesn't look like they've posted that yet.

http://www.mazda.com/mazdaspirit/rotary/lemans/

Here's the unofficial video of the 787B parade lap at Le Mans. I wish he would have pushed it. It sounds like death!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH5vTe8Hgl0
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That must have been one hell of a ride for 24 hours. I cant imagine the headache you would have from a 3 hour stint inside of that thing.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:21 AM
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Hahah man, check out startup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MazdaOff.../3/kMF4kd0aim4
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Ooh, screw those other videos. Here we go:

http://www.youtube.com/user/MazdaOff.../2/vqQEAfPnhio

EDIT: Gotta love that H-pattern gearbox. BTW, that Delrin shift knob looks oddly familiar. Almost the exact same design as the Canyon Motorsports shift knob.
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:34 AM
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That must have been one hell of a ride for 24 hours. I cant imagine the headache you would have from a 3 hour stint inside of that thing.
I think a headache would be physically impossible with the flood of endorphins I'd have if I drove that beast.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:10 AM
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So awesome- still one of the best wins ever.
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Its a shame cars like this are a thing of the past. There hasn't really been a car that has the same character as the 787B since the Panoz.
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Well, it certainly doesn't help when the FIA changes the rules to discourage innovation and to advance their own agenda/politics (as they did when they outlawed the rotary the year after Mazda's win).
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Such an awesome car - love the noise.
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