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Old 01-02-07, 07:00 PM
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TWR Rx-7 - who knows anything about it?

The other day I came across these two pictures of the TWR Rx-7 Racecar.

The tail looks funky, as the thread title say: Who knows about this thing?

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Old 01-03-07, 09:01 AM
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That was the long tail built for LeMans; I think it was 1984.
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Yeah I figured the longtail was for some highspeed thing.

I cant seem to find anything on this car.
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The first car is Rx7-253, designed by Takuya Yura. It was from 1980 or 1981. Had a 13b engine, 48IDA Weber carbs. I have an article about it in a Japanese design magazine from the 80's, but I can't read it worth my ***.
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Can you post pics?
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Originally Posted by Brian Long
RX-7 253: "Mazdaspeed entered two of the so-called type 253 long-tail RX-7s in 1981 (like the 252 before it, this model was designed by Takuya Yura). Car number 37, which was predominantly red and white, was piloted by Tetsu Ikusawa, Tom Walkinshaw (of TWR fame) and Peter Lovette, while number 38 (finished in black and gold) was handled by Win Percy, Hiroshi Fushida and Yojiro Terada. Sadly, both 290bhp vehicles went out with transmission maladies, the Percy machine in the third hour, and the Ikusawa car in the 11th.
except from RX-7: Mazda's Rotary Engine Sportscar, pg 166. The second (that says "Jun" on the front) one appears to be car #38. Apparently the #38 Le Mans car was run as #45 for at least '81 Silverstone 6 hour race.
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Here are a few pics...







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