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Mazda’s RX-792P Screams Around Laguna Seca

The Monterey Historics is an event that should be on every single gearhead’s bucket list. It’s like going to a classic car show except the cars actually race. It’s a glimpse into our past and an all to rare opportunity to see some of the most legendary machinery roar again. For me personally it is a chance to hear cars from the golden age of North American Sportscar Racing. The IMSA GT era saw the most insane machinery to ever grace our tracks. Sure modern cars are safer and more sophisticated but they lack the raw power of the IMSA GTPs. It is a visceral experience to hear one of those machines roar, scream, bellow down a race track. Thanks to the Historics you get a glimpse into what the racing might have been like when these machines were legitimately pushing IndyCar for top dog in North American motorsport. (NASCAR hadn’t hit it’s stride yet)

Today’s Video comes courtesy of and features one of the lesser known GTPs, the Mazda RX-792P. The 792P never really enjoyed massive on track success but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t sound glorious. As you may or may not have guessed the RX-792P is Rotary powered. 4 rotors to be exact and as we all know, Mazda’s race prepped rotaries sound epic. You really do need to crank up the volume and enjoy this classic scream once more.


Written by Chad Kennedy

Chad burst from the womb wearing a racing suit and a helmet. Chad's passion for cars is in his very DNA. His father was a gear head and passed on the tradition through owning such classics as a '66 Mustang and a '59 Corvette all while taking him to various race tracks in the area. Chad likes to wrench on his rides whenever possible, forgoing the stealership. Chad is an avid motorsports fan with particular interest in endurance/sports car racing. When not online writing for Shifting Lanes, you can find him working at the local golf course teaching people how to swing or hooning a golf cart at impossible speeds.


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