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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OMEGACHARLI3 Vor 45 Minuten
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 Vor 12 Stunden
Cizeta-Moroder V16T double pop up headlights!!!!!! do an ep!!!!
Jacob Ryan
Jacob Ryan Vor 15 Stunden
Do an up to speed on a Chevy beretta. Haven’t heard a lot about them
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Up to Speed:Mercedes-Benz S Class
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The Broomstick Vor 2 Tage
3 months without up to speed. I check every Thursday like a kid on Christmas, and I’m saddened
project Balrog
project Balrog Vor 2 Tage
Still awaiting for a upto speed on the ford falcon
ninjamoto21 Vor 2 Tage
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 😢😢
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Rickmer Wienecke Vor 2 Tage
You Guys should do something about the W124
pls-no-punterino Vor 2 Tage
3 months without Up To Speed is hard
djhero0071 Vor 2 Tage
I need a friend that would teach me how to ride a bike ._.)
Tyler Kahler
Tyler Kahler Vor 3 Tage
We need a up to speed on Isuzu
Thinnakorn Kanjanasenee
Thinnakorn Kanjanasenee Vor 3 Tage
He look skinnier and his face expressions looks some what sad?
Stay Positive
Stay Positive Vor 3 Tage
Thanks for helping understand the love for this car!
Jay son
Jay son Vor 4 Tage
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 Vor 4 Tage
is up to speed coming back??
Father Hate
Father Hate Vor 4 Tage
Just remembered you were in a key and peel episode 😂
Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton Vor 5 Tage
Day 212 of asking James to do an Up to speed on his Dad
Saud Al Ulfat
Saud Al Ulfat Vor 5 Tage
Mah man its been 2 months where you at
Jon Hoover
Jon Hoover Vor 5 Tage
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 Vor 5 Tage
He probably didn't have any video ideas
Sim Tremblay
Sim Tremblay Vor 5 Tage
10:30 uh yeah i call that existing dummy
Joehansen _Xx
Joehansen _Xx Vor 5 Tage
Dick teuge is still the funniest name in automotive industries 😂
baltha haris
baltha haris Vor 5 Tage
"Up to speed will be back in about a month" meanwhile me in mid november.
Máté Kovács
Máté Kovács Vor 6 Tage
Hehe car go vrr vrr
Doug Wilson
Doug Wilson Vor 6 Tage
Please do an up to speed on the e type jaguar iymt has great history
Arjun Chakraborty
Arjun Chakraborty Vor 6 Tage
2:12 Anyone flashback to Initial D?
supersonic413 Vor 6 Tage
Stop, I can only get so hard
jaime reyes
jaime reyes Vor 6 Tage
I’ve never noticed how much weight he’s lost until I saw the flash backs. Way to go buddieee 🙌🏽
Dark Fang
Dark Fang Vor 6 Tage
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 Vor 6 Tage
Its been about 3 months now, Up To Speed. We miss you. Come back?! :'(
Felix Mounsey
Felix Mounsey Vor 6 Tage
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 Vor 6 Tage
Its been 2 month's
Jordbeef Vor 6 Tage
Can you do up to speed on SVR
Marek Misztal
Marek Misztal Vor 6 Tage
Do up to speed on Jaguar
W1C Gamer
W1C Gamer Vor 7 Tage
Up to speed on the Toyota Runx
Josh Lb
Josh Lb Vor 7 Tage
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.
HyperHugs Gaming
HyperHugs Gaming Vor 7 Tage
James looks skinny or is that just me???
Alex Grant
Alex Grant Vor 3 Tage
Because he had a heart attack and got into shape
Nicholas Gerardi
Nicholas Gerardi Vor 7 Tage
You should do an up to speed on the Chevy Colorado
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PV Anime Vor 7 Tage
Do an up to speed on Nolan xD
yu6067 Vor 8 Tage
Pls make an up to speed about Skoda🙏🙏
Ivascu Andrei
Ivascu Andrei Vor 8 Tage
3 months without up to speed... I really miss the series
Myles Callaghan
Myles Callaghan Vor 8 Tage
They are just taking a temporary break from Up To Speed for a few months.
Gerard Ligonde
Gerard Ligonde Vor 9 Tage
It’s always about the little things that count like that initial D intro Font.
sean whitehead
sean whitehead Vor 9 Tage
Do a up to speed on a Nissan Xterra
Hussam Hayek
Hussam Hayek Vor 9 Tage
Can you do the lada niva?? Plzz
C J Vor 10 Tage
I came here to hear "mo' power baby!"
Pablo Jones
Pablo Jones Vor 10 Tage
@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 Vor 10 Tage
@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 Vor 10 Tage
Their views have tanked since the hiatus of Up to Speed :'(
Bomzhara Vor 10 Tage
Elias Wilson
Elias Wilson Vor 10 Tage
Nolan is taking a really long time to learn how to ride a bike
Elias Wilson
Elias Wilson Vor 10 Tage
Another Thursday goes by one more week and it will have been three months
trifon jacobs
trifon jacobs Vor 10 Tage
Suggestions for future Up To Speed: (if it’ll ever come back...) GMC Alpine Abarth Jaguar Maserati Peugeot 205 Citroën DS
3 Vor 4 Tage
Also: Nissan Leaf Ford Ka Lada Subaru Outback Renault Clio Opel
Ultraguy87 Vor 6 Tage
NikmoTypeR Vor 11 Tage
Pls make a up to speed in supra pls in 2020 edition
Daors Ibrahimi
Daors Ibrahimi Vor 11 Tage
james : le mans that other dude : lemons
Gregory Espinosa
Gregory Espinosa Vor 11 Tage
Where is up to speed James????? We want more up to speed man.
Kevin C
Kevin C Vor 11 Tage
One month turned into 83+ days...
Michael Scott
Michael Scott Vor 11 Tage
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 Vor 11 Tage
Why is there not one about the volkswagen polo 🙄
Emīls Bumbieris
Emīls Bumbieris Vor 11 Tage
Everything You Need To Know about HGK (the one Kristaps Bluss made)?
idkchocolate Vor 11 Tage
Remake the 370z
Storm 1018
Storm 1018 Vor 12 Tage
3:15 I’m guessing Dick Teague is number one
Gaurav Passi
Gaurav Passi Vor 12 Tage
Good things take time still waiting for video. Love you guys.
PcsisSavage Vor 12 Tage
Rx8 more like s2k dropped on the head
John Fuston
John Fuston Vor 12 Tage
Definitely miss this show.
Boxster Gaming
Boxster Gaming Vor 12 Tage
Hey when the up to speed break is over can you redo the supra?
theBigMan ofAK
theBigMan ofAK Vor 12 Tage
When is Up to Speed returning?
Ewww why do I see the ford in the Rx8 now after soo many years🤮
derp derp
derp derp Vor 13 Tage
Koketso Maswikaneng
Koketso Maswikaneng Vor 13 Tage
Iv never seen a Maserati on this channel whyy
Steve LaRose
Steve LaRose Vor 13 Tage
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 Vor 13 Tage
Unwoven Sleeve
Unwoven Sleeve Vor 13 Tage
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 Vor 13 Tage
Buick Lesabre Grand National episode?!?!?!
Spencer W
Spencer W Vor 13 Tage
Did anybody else see something getting thrown at the car in 13:03?
abnormality16 Vor 13 Tage
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 Vor 13 Tage
this show disappeared just like versus
Doopy Cu
Doopy Cu Vor 8 Tage
And science garage although the person who made the thing about having a break actually delete it
krisna Atmaja
krisna Atmaja Vor 14 Tage
Still waiting new episode of up to speed..
spyfot 88
spyfot 88 Vor 14 Tage
Anyone else waiting for an up to speed on opel corsa?
Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton Vor 14 Tage
James: "we'll be back in about a month" 2 months go by
Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton Vor 14 Tage
Day 56 without Up To Speed.
Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton Vor 5 Tage
Dorthy Norton
Dorthy Norton Vor 14 Tage
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...)
Hubu euhbuhbuh
Hubu euhbuhbuh Vor 14 Tage
Kaden gales
Kaden gales Vor 14 Tage
Will you guys talk about the Mazda furai
Sayjito Mojito
Sayjito Mojito Vor 14 Tage
Riley Woodbeck
Riley Woodbeck Vor 14 Tage
Nothing about Han's Veilside???
Gaben Vor 14 Tage
Up to speed on Oldsmobile.
Rotary BMX
Rotary BMX Vor 14 Tage
Up to speed on seat/cupra
Polarnyżółw Vor 14 Tage
Up To Speed video about Forb probe II ?
Horacio Perez
Horacio Perez Vor 15 Tage
Almost 3 Months and no more of these? RIP Donut media
Robert Tanksley
Robert Tanksley Vor 15 Tage
Fd is god damn sexy. The later model fc is my fav tho.
Fox Beat
Fox Beat Vor 15 Tage
wishing james can buy his dream lamborghini
faekz Vor 15 Tage
Save the doritos!
Jussi Raitoniemi
Jussi Raitoniemi Vor 15 Tage
When Up to Speed doesn't come back: *big sad :(*
Orestis Tsotras
Orestis Tsotras Vor 15 Tage
its already 2 months and no up to speed
Lukas Novikas
Lukas Novikas Vor 16 Tage
Up to Speed on Mazda
Mohamad Kreydli
Mohamad Kreydli Vor 16 Tage
Doing a mazda video while wearing a volkswagen cap? Nice
AZZAM Vor 16 Tage
I think that to solve all the engine problems they should put a wrx turbo engine 🤔🥱
John Moore
John Moore Vor 16 Tage
My first car was a 1988 Mazda rx7 convertible. I still have it. And now it's tii swapped, can proudly say I did it all myself 💪 lol
sly-ry-lol Vor 17 Tage
what about the sa22 rx7?
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