Javelin? MegaDork
June 28, 2016 2:50 p.m.

GameboyRMH MegaDork
June 28, 2016 2:54 p.m.

Hmm yes. Yes, this is good.

RossD UltimaDork
June 28, 2016 2:55 p.m.
Javelin? wrote:

Just so we can get a second look.

June 28, 2016 3:57 p.m.

So much amazing.

singleslammer UberDork
June 28, 2016 4:02 p.m.

Anyone want to clue the rest of us in?

Keith Tanner MegaDork
June 28, 2016 4:06 p.m.

Mazda won Le Mans 25 years ago - the first (and only, sorry Toyota) Japanese manufacturer to win. The car had a very distinctive livery, and Mazda's painted their current prototypes to match to honor the anniversary.

codrus SuperDork
June 28, 2016 4:17 p.m.

Too bad it's got a diesel instead of an R26B. :)

aircooled MegaDork
June 28, 2016 4:43 p.m.

Yeah, does it go: "raapp" "raapp" "raapp" "raapp" "raapp"?

Javelin? MegaDork
June 28, 2016 5:48 p.m.
codrus wrote: Too bad it's got a diesel instead of an R26B. :)

Nope, no diesels. SkyActiv-G gas motors.

Not as good as brapbrapbrap, but it's still a wicked cool tribute livery.

Javelin? MegaDork
June 28, 2016 5:49 p.m.

In reply to singleslammer:

The original:

787B, 1st Overall at LeMans in 1991.

Javelin? MegaDork
June 28, 2016 5:52 p.m.

The other car's livery isn't bad, either.

mndsm MegaDork
June 28, 2016 6:09 p.m.

Those are quite fetching.

aircooled MegaDork
June 28, 2016 6:16 p.m.

Needs more (skip to 30 sec):

https://www.youtube.com/embed/gZ6OZK2Qu60

(such a great vid)

June 28, 2016 7:06 p.m.

Oh my, the noise...

Trackmouse Dork
June 28, 2016 7:33 p.m.

Lemans said they could run the rotary engine. The 787b was a gas hog though.

singleslammer UberDork
June 28, 2016 9:07 p.m.
Javelin? wrote: In reply to singleslammer: The original: 787B, 1st Overall at LeMans in 1991.

See, I recognize that! I was just confused as to what was going on there. Thanks for the clarification Keith and Javelin? (uh, Cobra?)

Quoted for sexiness

Appleseed MegaDork
June 28, 2016 9:20 p.m.

Don't like the silver shark fin.

WildScotsRacing HalfDork
June 28, 2016 9:23 p.m.

I never could wrap my mind around why Mazda (Japanese company) used Argyll sox (Scottish origin) as inspiration for a racing livery... Anyone?

Javelin? MegaDork
June 28, 2016 9:43 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: Don't like the silver shark fin.

The 767B was black on the back diamond but it contributed to the engine getting too hot. Changing to silver on the 787B actually lowered the under-bonnet temperatures by a significant amount. The new prototypes have to have the fin, so it just ends up in that silver color.

Javelin? MegaDork
June 28, 2016 9:54 p.m.
WildScotsRacing wrote: I never could wrap my mind around why Mazda (Japanese company) used Argyll sox (Scottish origin) as inspiration for a racing livery... Anyone?

Because it's not Mazda's livery. Mazda was White/Blue at the time. See the other 787B:

The car that won (#55) was sponsored by Renown Inc, a Japanese clothing and textiles conglomerate, who was also pushing their Charge line of clothing, which at the time made bizarre stuff like brightly patterned socks.

After the LeMans victory, Mazda modified the Renown/Charge scheme style for their use and swapped colors to the red and silver.

Javelin? MegaDork
June 28, 2016 9:56 p.m.
Trackmouse wrote: Lemans said they could run the rotary engine. The 787b was a gas hog though.

False, the 787B was actually really good at fuel economy, which is why it won LeMans. Also, the rotary wasn't ever banned or allowed, the top spec for 92 simply changed to the 3.5L F1 rules to try and control costs for both series'.

Appleseed MegaDork
June 28, 2016 10:10 p.m.
Javelin? wrote:
Appleseed wrote: Don't like the silver shark fin.

The 767B was black on the back diamond but it contributed to the engine getting too hot. Changing to silver on the 787B actually lowered the under-bonnet temperatures by a significant amount. The new prototypes have to have the fin, so it just ends up in that silver color.

I know the prototypes have to have it, I just don't like it. the shape of the 787 is near perfection in my eye.

Javelin? MegaDork
June 28, 2016 10:19 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed:

Ah, gotcha. I thought it was about the color, not the shape. And in 100% agreement with you.

codrus SuperDork
June 28, 2016 10:28 p.m.
Javelin? wrote:
Trackmouse wrote: Lemans said they could run the rotary engine. The 787b was a gas hog though.

False, the 787B was actually really good at fuel economy, which is why it won LeMans.

As is usually the case at Le Mans, it also won because it was more reliable. Everything in front of it broke.

Building a dedicated race engine turns the normal order of things upside down, doesn't it? :)

Brett_Murphy PowerDork
June 28, 2016 10:48 p.m.

Good at fuel economy for a race car is probably a better statement.

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