MAZDA RX-7 - Everything You Need To Know (and SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT) | Up To Speed

2020 20 اوت
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The RX-7--Mazdas front engine, rear wheel drive beast, is arguably one of the most iconic JDM sports car platforms of our time. From its wankel rotary roots, inspired by the Mazda Cosmo and RX-3, the FB, FC, and FD RX-7, have all shaken up the performance car world, and inspired automotive enthusiast circles globally. You can catch it on Forza, on motorsport reels of the past tearing up the IMSA circuit and 24 Hours of Lemans, racing down Mt. Tsukuba in Initial D--and you'll absolutely find the RX-7 racing through the Fast and Furious franchise. Join James Pumphrey as we trace the RX-7's roots, and answer the question--WHY did Mazda, stop making the RX-7?
Check out our podcast, Past Gas, to learn more about the rotary engine:
►Episode Chapters:
00:00 Introduction
06:04 The FB RX-7
09:40 ABFC
13:13 The Yellow One From The Cartoons
17:05 The RX-7 Legacy
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  • “In a month” *a year passes* Me:- where’s my up to speed

    Takumi FujiwaraTakumi Fujiwaraپیش 6 دقیقه
  • They haven’t made a new one of these in a while.

    TheWatchBezelTheWatchBezelپیش 39 دقیقه
  • Its been 4 months where is it? Please dont tell me this suffered the same fate as science garage...

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    Ryan DunnRyan Dunnپیش 4 روز
  • It’s 2021 and no up to speed

    shai . isbcjdshai . isbcjdپیش 4 روز
  • Supra, RX-7, GT-R... those are the big 3 imo

    Ome OmiOme Omiپیش 4 روز
  • You didn't even mention David Mazzei....thats one of the craziest rx7s on the internet

    ducatiworldofficialducatiworldofficialپیش 4 روز
  • This was my favorite car growing up In the 1990s if they still made it i would have one. Bring back the wankel !!!! Anyone else choose the second gen as your first car in the original Gran tourismo?

    Ryan KaticRyan Katicپیش 4 روز
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    Aman MahatoAman Mahatoپیش 5 روز
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  • Up to speed on Supra remastered pls, lol. Just a simple wish from me, but i wish it is true.

    Emirza IrfanEmirza Irfanپیش 6 روز
  • Please bring back up to speed

    Braxton MeyerBraxton Meyerپیش 7 روز
  • Wait didn't ford make a copy of the rx7 called the ford probe

    suicidal coffeesuicidal coffeeپیش 7 روز
  • Do an up to speed on Singer

    Quan Ting maQuan Ting maپیش 8 روز
  • Rotary engines were to normal people something that put em out of the comfort zone so people got scared and annoyed (i exagerate i know ) because in the 70' car drink around 11L/100km and a rotary fc rx7 were around 13 and repu truck were 14L/100km its just the maintenance that is demanding, but god im excited to get my Rx8 even if ppl shit on it

    ticrevenge Regticrevenge Regپیش 8 روز
  • Just LS swap the rotary and you have a reliable beauty. And fuck up the weight distribution. And the handling. And the sound. And the soul....

    Cherry CupcakeCherry Cupcakeپیش 8 روز
  • “A month” 4 months later Im still waiting for the up to speed and a single up to speed havent been posted

    RblxArsenelRblxArsenelپیش 8 روز
  • In a recent video i watched the "cars to beat a hellcat" he mentioned up to speed and said said rip. But i dont think its gone forever. New cars are always coming out so they can always make content.

    scanthezscanthezپیش 9 روز


  • Great episode about de RX-7 and Wankel-engine. You've talked a bit about the RX-8, but is it a bad car dispite the lack of a turbo?

    Erik BoerErik Boerپیش 9 روز
  • when is up to speed com ing back

    buldog1300buldog1300پیش 9 روز

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  • The weight ratio on the 8 is almost perfect... and mine handles better than my fc.. stats aren’t everything

    guitardude8179guitardude8179پیش 10 روز
  • January 8, 2021. I have survived 2020 but it looks like its not the same for Up To Speed. I hope we'll see this show again soon...

    Zenok'ooZenok'ooپیش 10 روز
  • Up to speed idea: Citroen maybe???

    what should be my name???what should be my name???پیش 10 روز
  • It’s been 4 months

    ARegularCarGuy LucasThePlaya10ARegularCarGuy LucasThePlaya10پیش 11 روز
  • That warning buzzer be hella annoying though lmao

    YeeznerYeeznerپیش 11 روز
  • Day 139 of waiting for another Up To Speed

    Wyatt L.Wyatt L.پیش 11 روز
  • Lol, I literally learned about rotary and piston engines the other day, so I am smart.

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  • It's been 4 months.....

    GaurangGaurangپیش 11 روز
  • So here's why there's no up to speed.. (129) car/truck videos make model and sub model videos. (7) oem perf. division videos. (7) aftermarket perf. divisions. (2) racing (F1 group b) videos. (2) race car drivers (Petty, Miles). (1) race track the ring. (3) engines Hemi,LS,Cummins. (3) motorcycles. (2) semi trucks. 4 misc eps. Santa sleigh, quattro system,foxbodys, john deere tractors. 2 deleted episodes and a Redux episode of the RX-7.. ⚡⚡⚡ and now there out of ideas maybe?

    350Z 4life350Z 4lifeپیش 11 روز
    • There still alot of cars tho there not only 129 cool cars in the world

      Kieren FergusonKieren Fergusonپیش 11 روز
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    ya boiya boiپیش 13 روز
  • Up to speed on: Chevy Nova Ford Fairlane Fiat 500 Lincoln Navigator Caterham Volkswagen Camper/Bus Lexus LF-A BMW M Power/M division NISSAN Z Redo Audi R8 Rimac P.S. ... when are you gonna come back, up to speed? ;_;

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    • Yes please

      Nathan JosephNathan Josephپیش 10 روز
  • Other than the twerkstallion the Mazda 787B has probably the best sounding rotary imo

    Lewis AbercrombieLewis Abercrombieپیش 13 روز
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    Marco DanutiMarco Danutiپیش 14 روز
  • well loved this channel , and sadly this is no more anymore

    Eshan DivechaEshan Divechaپیش 14 روز
  • The Mazda RX-7 FD was the best car together with the Toyota Supra mk4....

    Ricardo PesentiRicardo Pesentiپیش 14 روز
  • can you make a up to speed on the last danish car makers Zonva?

    Malthe FrølundMalthe Frølundپیش 14 روز
  • I bought a 1987 Turbo II when I was 17 years old (around 1999). It was in amazing condition, had like 45,000 miles and basically looked new. I had for about 8 years. I only modified the intake and exhaust. I kept the engine bay so clean that my neighbor demanded I enter it in the car show (I didn't). I feel now that I didn't really deserve such a nice, fun, and quick car when that young, but I had a blast with it and didn't crash or anything.

    Falcon TimeFalcon Timeپیش 14 روز
  • It’s 2021 and still no new up to speed

    M. MavrukM. Mavrukپیش 15 روز
  • "that's like a frikin, 90s Honda" I laughed because I can relate with my stock D16 with literally no torque 😂😂

    Matt HMatt Hپیش 15 روز
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    WillerbWillerbپیش 16 روز
  • just watching this is making me giggly like its my most favourite car in the whole WORLDDDDDDDDD

    FoxxyyFoxxyyپیش 16 روز
  • Day 133

    Jon HooverJon Hooverپیش 17 روز
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  • Where the hell is up to speed?!? Getting angry about not seeing it

    Nick CrillNick Crillپیش 18 روز
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    lucyinthesky288lucyinthesky288پیش 18 روز

    crispychiknheadcrispychiknheadپیش 18 روز
  • As an Rx8 owner I feel like I need to set something straight. The weight distribution of the RX8 is not "messed up". Not only does the RX8 have a 51:49 weight balance, but it has less polar momentum due to the engine being lower and further back than the FD's. Not only that, the chassis is 50% stiffer than the FD's. With a torsional rigidity of 30,000Nm/deg it's as solid as an exotic sports car. And don't even get me started about the suspension bushes. Kind of like it's little brother, the mx5/ miata, the RX8 isn't about blistering acceleration. It's about balance and the driving experience as a whole. And what driving enthusiast doesn't love an engine that can rev to over 9000 rpm. You don't get that kick of turbo torque, but you do get superior throttle response and predictable linear torque. If you guys at Donut Media haven't driven a well sorted RX8, I highly recommend you do before passing judgment.

    fedzaliciousfedzaliciousپیش 18 روز
  • Hey you should do an up to speed on International Harvester, the company that created my personal favorite SUV, The Scout.

    Kyle KnutsonKyle Knutsonپیش 18 روز
  • "V8 sounds for dominic torreto's RX7" You sure about that ? 2 Jay-Z

    Frédéric VolandFrédéric Volandپیش 18 روز
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    Clemente PirolaClemente Pirolaپیش 18 روز
  • Here lies the last online relic of the once-glorious series Up To Speed. Once the highlight of many a car fan's week, now just another casualty of 2020. With high hopes of a swift return, all mention of the series vanished like dust in the wind, like so many other things in this cursed, wretched year. Many still hold out hope for its return, but time and again I find myself just unable to do anything but feel sad from the lack of new updates. Personally I'll be withholding my viewership on any of the content made after this date until new episodes make their unveiling, as frankly the best part of the channel, the one that made it what it was, is too harsh a pain to bear the thought of leaving. Here's to hoping 2021 turns brighter by gracing us with new episodes, but until such a time, I'll be here, remembering the good times on each thursday for years on end, years I had hoped would keep coming...

    Director Orson KrennicDirector Orson Krennicپیش 19 روز
  • Where are my Up to Speed episodes gone 😭 Where and why Lil Pumphrey go ???? 💔

    Lord PepeLord Pepeپیش 19 روز
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    neidas lengvenisneidas lengvenisپیش 19 روز
  • Can you guys do an Up To Speed on the VAZ 2103/Lada?

    Quinton McCloskeyQuinton McCloskeyپیش 19 روز
  • up to speed on the BMW 335i

    godspeedgodspeedپیش 19 روز
  • I own an RX8 and I'm a huge fan of it. I've never driven an RX7 (yet), but it will be the next car I buy when I'm finished with my RX8 project!!

    Tyler PhillipsTyler Phillipsپیش 19 روز
  • Need to speed on lexus is

    Jason ByrneJason Byrneپیش 20 روز
  • Been 4 months now without up to speed

  • Hey donut!! All FCS were 13B regardless of if they had a turbo or not some FBS even had a 13B the GSL SE I appreciate the info just please do all your homework first!

    Jo TveaterJo Tveaterپیش 20 روز
  • Pleaaaaase, up to speed with a Galant

    lol yeyolol yeyoپیش 20 روز
  • When is this show coming back, cus it has been now more than 1 month and I am really missing the every Thursday notification that I was always really excited about, pls when is it coming back!?

    Andrea CiapparaAndrea Ciapparaپیش 21 روز
  • SO AN UP TO SPEED ABOUT THE BLACK BIRD!!! (theee porsche)

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    Jeremiah AlexiusJeremiah Alexiusپیش 21 روز
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    Wolle_AbiWolle_Abiپیش 22 روز
  • Up To Speed: Mazda 3!

    RJKRJKپیش 22 روز
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    BubblesBubblesپیش 23 روز
  • And just like that, up to speed faded into obscurity. Never to be seen again.

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  • Can you guys make a up to speed on the Maxima? A underated car version

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  • Where are youuuuuuuu???????? Pls come back.

    Bragadeesh BalakrishnanBragadeesh Balakrishnanپیش 24 روز