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Laguna Seca Screamer – Onboard a quad rotor RX7

Submitted by on August 27, 2014

quad rotor rx7There’s phenomenal sounding engines, and then there’s four-rotors. This is what it feels like to blast around Laguna Seca in a quad rotor RX7.

We love the roar of a good sounding racing engine here at Motorsport Retro, and it’s no secret that we’re romantically committed to the noises made by Formula 1 machines of old. That being said, there’s something intoxicating about the noise of Mazda four rotor engines, that perhaps even the years of V8 and V10 F1 masterpieces can’t touch. Maybe it’s the fact that they’re so uncommon, or that it’s a motor that never ‘really’ existed outside of Le Mans and experimental projects. For whatever reason, quad-rotor engines are one thing that most ear-equipped car nuts can’t get enough of, including us.

Today we’re strapping ourselves back into the same IMSA GTO quad rotor RX7 that we took you for a blast in earlier this year.

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The video was fittingly shot at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and sees the spectacular four rotor RX7 IMSA GTO driven by Jeremy Barnes as part of the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

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