This is Why Everyone Loves the Mazda RX-7

The third-generation RX-7 is considered one of the greatest Japanese sports cars of all time. Here's why.

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The internet puts the third-generation RX-7 on a pedestal. Its front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, light weight, and sweet-revving twin-rotor engine all help it keep a spot in enthusiast dream garages.

We've heard about it again and again, and now Matt Farah of has driven one for his latest One Take. Unsurprisingly, the internet is proven right—Farah says it's amazing to drive.

From the factory, the RX-7 made 252 horsepower from its great-sounding turbocharged rotary. This one is extensively (and tastefully) modified, and now makes over 400 horsepower. It also has some AP Racing brakes, Öhlins dampers, and aggressive summer tires. Needless to say, it's very well set up.

Watch as Matt Farah chucks it around the canyons and takes that sweet motor all the way to its 8000-rpm redline again and again.

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