Hard back in almost new condition. Dust cover also clean and virtually unmarked. One small crease to inside flap of cover.
Automotive journalist Jack Yamaguchi was hand-picked by Mazda to chronicle the progress of the second-generation RX-7 from concept to production. Yamaguchi traced the car’s development, along with a wealth of information on the evolution of the rotary engine from 1965 to 1985 in a hard-cover volume, The New Mazda RX-7 and Mazda Rotary Engine Sports Cars, featuring 280 pages of text and photos.
In this current work by Yamaguchi and co-author John Dinkel, sports car enthusiasts will be treated to an in-depth analysis of the 1993 RX-7 that was only possible by virtue of the authors being allowed to live with the car during its conception, birth and development. This latest RX-7 is a spectacular sports car, both in its dramatically bold styling and in its fun-to-drive attributes. Its spirit, performance and dynamic characteristics rival those of exotic sports cars costing more than twice again what the RX-7 sells for.
Driving impressions in America, Europe and Japan are accompanied by “Mission Impossible,” the heretofore untold story that details the agony and the ecstasy of Mazda’s Le Mans efforts starting in 1986 and culminating in outright victory, the first ever by a Japanese automobile, in the 1991 Le Mans 24-Hour endurance race. (Mazda’s involvement in this most famous of all endurance races dates back to 1970 and is detailed in Yamaguchi’s previous RX-7 book.) Supporting the Le Mans coverage is a history of Mazda’s U. S. racing successes, beginning with a victory in the IMSA GTU category in the 1979 24-Hours of Daytona endurance contest.
Accompanying the behind-the-scenes look at the RX-7 are complete technical specifications, numerous technical illustrations and hundreds of gorgeous color and black and white photos. Whether your interest lies in the romance of sports cars, a love of auto racing or a fascination with the intimate details of this latest Mazda rotary-powered sports car, THE MAZDA RX-7: Mazda’s Legendary Sports Car is a must read.