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 |  Jun 18 2013, 4:30 PM

3. Mazda Le Mans Race Car

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Mazda gave Le Mans a knockout performance in 1991. No Japanese automaker had ever won the endurance classic before. And none has won it since.

The rotary-powered 787B Race Car outlasted rivals from Mercedes and Jaguar, and took the number one spot with just 2 hours left in the grueling race.

With its success at Le Mans, Mazda is immortalized alongside other great automakers like Audi, Porsche, Ford, Ferrari, Mercedes, Aston Martin, BMW and McLaren.

More evidence that Mazda can take on the world’s biggest and best automakers, with a win at Le Mans the brand’s racing pedigree is unquestioned.

  • Transpower

    Oh, come on. The RX-7 or RX-8 is the number one Mazda for sure….

  • ColumWood

    RX-8? No way. A great car… but for it’s time it was nowhere near the level of the RX-7.

  • Mark Yuri Stephens

    I agree with the Mazda 323 GTX. Could you imagine a Mazdaspeed 3 GTX? AWD? Damn….

  • Hermann

    No B Series?!

  • Kinetis

    The RX-7 was a great car, but it wasn’t a game changer. The Miata changed how the game was played in the small roadster class and dominates it to this day. When there are entire race series’ dedicated to the car and it holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular roadster ever, no question it is Mazda’s shining beacon.

  • UncleB

    Looking for an all electric.

  • Tommy samual

    I can’t see the 929 -1993 up models

  • Murta

    Where is the Cosmo ?