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

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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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Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey 9 orë më parë
Donut is so big and fun can't keep up with the production 😔💯.. I'm OK with it.. I have tons to catch up on
MARMELADI 2277 10 orë më parë
My dream but the coluor is black
cjc2010 11 orë më parë
We need another Up to Speed. Do it on the freaking Toyota Sienna if you have to.
Himanshu Vaishnav
Himanshu Vaishnav 14 orë më parë
Its more than 3 months. Hey James, think you know this channel does have an UP TO SPEED series
Yik Sing Chua
Yik Sing Chua 16 orë më parë
Omg you didn't mention the Mazda Furai
Luiz Mussio
Luiz Mussio 18 orë më parë
I really miss Up to Speed Greetings from Brasil
Senan Martin Alejandro
Senan Martin Alejandro 20 orë më parë
Up to Speed on Toyota Tundra I love Toyota
George Lazăr-Morar
George Lazăr-Morar 21 orë më parë
When will you start posting Up To Speed again ? My prediction is after January , because Holiday season.
Trent Halabicky
Trent Halabicky Ditë më parë
Do an up to speed on the ram pickup
Globeaxe Ditë më parë
Can you guys do an episode on Yenko cars?
Nathan Jacobs
Nathan Jacobs Ditë më parë
Can you do an up to speed on mongoose bmx bikes? I love bmx
Aydin Tieu
Aydin Tieu Ditë më parë
Don't worry guys. James is stopping Up to Speed so he can research on his dad to do an Up to Speed on his dad.
FZJ802 Ditë më parë
3 months. We're fine with waiting, but be honest and tell us. Please
Archie fletcher
Archie fletcher 2 ditë më parë
do the Land Rover defender
זה סודי
זה סודי 2 ditë më parë
Is up to speed dead?
xxabraxonxx .
xxabraxonxx . 2 ditë më parë
No its not donut is taking a break from it
OMEGACHARLI3 2 ditë më parë
Ok so it’s been 3 months where is the new episode of up to speed James?
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grandmaster shogun papafern fernando greco 3 ditë më parë
Cizeta-Moroder V16T double pop up headlights!!!!!! do an ep!!!!
Jacob Ryan
Jacob Ryan 3 ditë më parë
Do an up to speed on a Chevy beretta. Haven’t heard a lot about them
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Rabbit's Gaming Arts 3 ditë më parë
Up to Speed:Mercedes-Benz S Class
The Broomstick
The Broomstick 4 ditë më parë
3 months without up to speed. I check every Thursday like a kid on Christmas, and I’m saddened
project Balrog
project Balrog 4 ditë më parë
Still awaiting for a upto speed on the ford falcon
ninjamoto21 4 ditë më parë
Still no up to speed I wonder if my new car parts that I’ve been waiting since sept will arrive sooner... we’ve been lied to 😢😢
Rickmer Wienecke
Rickmer Wienecke 4 ditë më parë
You Guys should do something about the W124
pls-no-punterino 5 ditë më parë
3 months without Up To Speed is hard
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I need a friend that would teach me how to ride a bike ._.)
Tyler Kahler
Tyler Kahler 6 ditë më parë
We need a up to speed on Isuzu
Thinnakorn Kanjanasenee
Thinnakorn Kanjanasenee 6 ditë më parë
He look skinnier and his face expressions looks some what sad?
Stay Positive
Stay Positive 6 ditë më parë
Thanks for helping understand the love for this car!
Jay son
Jay son 6 ditë më parë
So this was the last up to speed. Fair thee well then 'Up to speed', this series is beloved by me for introducing me to the Toyota Land cruiser and many other vehicles. I will miss you, fair show, but I am glad I got to experience the LIGHTNING LIGHTNING LIGHTNING in the first place.
Neel Madhav Bharadwaj
Neel Madhav Bharadwaj 7 ditë më parë
is up to speed coming back??
Father Hate
Father Hate 7 ditë më parë
Just remembered you were in a key and peel episode 😂
Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton 7 ditë më parë
Day 212 of asking James to do an Up to speed on his Dad
Saud Al Ulfat
Saud Al Ulfat 7 ditë më parë
Mah man its been 2 months where you at
Jon Hoover
Jon Hoover 7 ditë më parë
90 days without up to speed. At this rate we're going to likely surpass 100 days. If we do, James has to make an episode about the Toyota T100/Tundra.
ArcadE AmateuR
ArcadE AmateuR 7 ditë më parë
He probably didn't have any video ideas
Sim Tremblay
Sim Tremblay 8 ditë më parë
10:30 uh yeah i call that existing dummy
Joehansen _Xx
Joehansen _Xx 8 ditë më parë
Dick teuge is still the funniest name in automotive industries 😂
baltha haris
baltha haris 8 ditë më parë
"Up to speed will be back in about a month" meanwhile me in mid november.
Máté Kovács
Máté Kovács 8 ditë më parë
Hehe car go vrr vrr
Doug Wilson
Doug Wilson 8 ditë më parë
Please do an up to speed on the e type jaguar iymt has great history
Arjun Chakraborty
Arjun Chakraborty 8 ditë më parë
2:12 Anyone flashback to Initial D?
supersonic413 8 ditë më parë
Stop, I can only get so hard
jaime reyes
jaime reyes 9 ditë më parë
I’ve never noticed how much weight he’s lost until I saw the flash backs. Way to go buddieee 🙌🏽
Dark Fang
Dark Fang 9 ditë më parë
Well heck this vid made me realize why I lost compression on my 87. No shop would even look at mine. Soon as I said rotary they said no thanks. Lol I live in corn country
Jake Boryszewski
Jake Boryszewski 9 ditë më parë
Its been about 3 months now, Up To Speed. We miss you. Come back?! :'(
Felix Mounsey
Felix Mounsey 9 ditë më parë
There is this 50 year old dude who drives a lime green rx-8 in my town and he must have poured so much money into it. His engine is constantly banging and popping but going nowhere (my mate in his poverty spec e36 touring can go faster and that is not an exaggeration), so in my opinion, if you like rx-8, you are a douchebag just like him. But fd rx-7 is one of my most favourite cars ever ever.
Stagea 9 ditë më parë
Its been 2 month's
Jordbeef 9 ditë më parë
Can you do up to speed on SVR
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Marek Misztal 9 ditë më parë
Do up to speed on Jaguar
W1C Gamer
W1C Gamer 9 ditë më parë
Up to speed on the Toyota Runx
Josh Lb
Josh Lb 10 ditë më parë
The rotary is trash nobody likes to maintain that shit. It’ll be an overpriced engine that no one will manufacture. The rx series had nice bodies though.
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HyperHugs Gaming 10 ditë më parë
James looks skinny or is that just me???
Alex Grant
Alex Grant 6 ditë më parë
Because he had a heart attack and got into shape
Nicholas Gerardi
Nicholas Gerardi 10 ditë më parë
You should do an up to speed on the Chevy Colorado
PV Anime
PV Anime 10 ditë më parë
Do an up to speed on Nolan xD
yu6067 11 ditë më parë
Pls make an up to speed about Skoda🙏🙏
Ivascu Andrei
Ivascu Andrei 11 ditë më parë
3 months without up to speed... I really miss the series
Tristahn Cruzada
Tristahn Cruzada 2 ditë më parë
have an up to speed on nascar
Myles Callaghan
Myles Callaghan 11 ditë më parë
They are just taking a temporary break from Up To Speed for a few months.
Gerard Ligonde
Gerard Ligonde 11 ditë më parë
It’s always about the little things that count like that initial D intro Font.
sean whitehead
sean whitehead 12 ditë më parë
Do a up to speed on a Nissan Xterra
Hussam Hayek
Hussam Hayek 12 ditë më parë
Can you do the lada niva?? Plzz
C J 12 ditë më parë
I came here to hear "mo' power baby!"
Pablo Jones
Pablo Jones 12 ditë më parë
@12:32. Im so glad you added the ,"UP TOOOOO SPEED" at the and of the ad break, because I was kinda worried I was watching "How to play Mahjong with Aunty Doris" for a while. So glad I'm still watching your fantastic content instead. (Breathes a sigh of relief in "its been a big week, and I have had too much to drink on Friday night ".)
Pablo Jones
Pablo Jones 12 ditë më parë
@6:19 you totally missed the two most important models in the Mazda rotary story. The R100, and the RX-2. The Cosmo was very limited run compared to these models, and it seems almost criminal not to mention them. Bad 'Murican, Bad! You totally deserve a smacked bottom for such heinous omissions to the Mazda rotary story... And THEN, you ignore both the RX 4, AAAAAND THE RX-5. OK, I sort of get why you chose to ignore the RX-5. They were pretty chunky and weren't very fast. However, they did still have Dorito power.
Sizzle Incorporated
Sizzle Incorporated 13 ditë më parë
Their views have tanked since the hiatus of Up to Speed :'(
Bomzhara 13 ditë më parë
Elias Wilson
Elias Wilson 13 ditë më parë
Nolan is taking a really long time to learn how to ride a bike
Elias Wilson
Elias Wilson 13 ditë më parë
Another Thursday goes by one more week and it will have been three months
trifon jacobs
trifon jacobs 13 ditë më parë
Suggestions for future Up To Speed: (if it’ll ever come back...) GMC Alpine Abarth Jaguar Maserati Peugeot 205 Citroën DS
3 6 ditë më parë
Also: Nissan Leaf Ford Ka Lada Subaru Outback Renault Clio Opel
Ultraguy87 9 ditë më parë
NikmoTypeR 13 ditë më parë
Pls make a up to speed in supra pls in 2020 edition
Daors Ibrahimi
Daors Ibrahimi 13 ditë më parë
james : le mans that other dude : lemons
Gregory Espinosa
Gregory Espinosa 13 ditë më parë
Where is up to speed James????? We want more up to speed man.
Kevin C
Kevin C 14 ditë më parë
One month turned into 83+ days...
Michael Scott
Michael Scott 14 ditë më parë
Pls James, you’ve said this wrong again. FC has a naturally aspirated 13b. My 88 fc is crying because she lives you so much and you mislabeled her heart.
Josh Elliott
Josh Elliott 14 ditë më parë
Why is there not one about the volkswagen polo 🙄
Emīls Bumbieris
Emīls Bumbieris 14 ditë më parë
Everything You Need To Know about HGK (the one Kristaps Bluss made)?
idkchocolate 14 ditë më parë
Remake the 370z
Storm 1018
Storm 1018 14 ditë më parë
3:15 I’m guessing Dick Teague is number one
Gaurav Passi
Gaurav Passi 14 ditë më parë
Good things take time still waiting for video. Love you guys.
PcsisSavage 14 ditë më parë
Rx8 more like s2k dropped on the head
John Fuston
John Fuston 15 ditë më parë
Definitely miss this show.
Raider Fan
Raider Fan 15 ditë më parë
Hey when the up to speed break is over can you redo the supra?
theBigMan ofAK
theBigMan ofAK 15 ditë më parë
When is Up to Speed returning?
JDM HAWTBOI 15 ditë më parë
Ewww why do I see the ford in the Rx8 now after soo many years🤮
derp derp
derp derp 15 ditë më parë
Koketso Maswikaneng
Koketso Maswikaneng 15 ditë më parë
Iv never seen a Maserati on this channel whyy
Steve LaRose
Steve LaRose 15 ditë më parë
What happened to Up to Speed? I know he said he was taking a break but its been 2 month. This was my favorite show on Donut. Also when it comes back you should do one on Mercury Cougars!
DeadBoiClique 15 ditë më parë
Unwoven Sleeve
Unwoven Sleeve 16 ditë më parë
Saw an RX-8 make a big ol smoke cloud the other day, was fun. Dude felt ashamed of his rotary though, poor guy.
Jj Peters
Jj Peters 16 ditë më parë
Buick Lesabre Grand National episode?!?!?!
Spencer W
Spencer W 16 ditë më parë
Did anybody else see something getting thrown at the car in 13:03?
abnormality16 16 ditë më parë
You guys should do something with lexus Because I feel like its quite under rated like the is 200/300 looks amazing I know request rarely come true especially in this hard time just keep it up love all the content you guys make
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ɘɿɘʜ woᴎ ᴎuɿ t'ᴎɒɔ uoʏ 16 ditë më parë
this show disappeared just like versus
Doopy Cu
Doopy Cu 10 ditë më parë
And science garage although the person who made the thing about having a break actually delete it
krisna Atmaja
krisna Atmaja 16 ditë më parë
Still waiting new episode of up to speed..
spyfot 88
spyfot 88 16 ditë më parë
Anyone else waiting for an up to speed on opel corsa?
Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton 16 ditë më parë
James: "we'll be back in about a month" 2 months go by
Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton 16 ditë më parë
Day 56 without Up To Speed.
Dorthy Norton
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Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton 16 ditë më parë
I've had girlfriends like this car. Beautiful, fast, but screams annoyingly when you push her and prone to blowing a seal. (I used to live in Alaska...)
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Hubu euhbuhbuh 17 ditë më parë
Kaden gales
Kaden gales 17 ditë më parë
Will you guys talk about the Mazda furai
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