2016 Mazda 787B. Mazda 787 and 787 B derivative is the third group mathematical model racing cars that have been built by Mazda for use in the world championship sports car, every tournament Japan model sports, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1990 to 1991. It aims to combine a mixture of regulations of the international Federation of Sport de cars (foreign) Group C with systems GTP international Association of motor Sport (IMSA), were 787s Wankel last rotary-powered cars to compete in the world Championships and Japanese races, using R26B Mazda engine.
Of course, as is the case with literally every one of Le Mans, and is not guaranteed victory. After an arduous battle lasted for 21 hours with a Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and only three hours before the end, Johnny Herbert took the lead for the first time and did not surrender it until the end. Which means that 250,000 spectators witnessed the event monster roller-crossing the finish line engines.
Roller R26B engine pumps more than 700 bhp at a resounding 9, 000 rpm (frankly, you have to hear it to believe it – more on that in a wholesaler) and ran the full launch over 326 laps – which means outside the apartment for 3065 miles. Herbert, along with Volker Weidler and Bertrand Gachot, with an average speed of 62 mph 127. over 24 hours.
Although the 787 and Mazda 787B lacks the speed of a single roll of the competitors at the World Championships, such as Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Porsche, as well as competitors Japanese Championship Nissan, Toyota, and it was Mazdas reliability that allowed them to contend for the championship each. Reliability of the cars driven in the end of 1991 when he went 787B driven by Johnny Herbert, Volker Weidler, and Bertrand Gachot on to victory in the 1991 24 Hours of Le Mans. This still from 2016 the only victory by the Japanese marque as well as the only victory by a car not using reciprocating engine design.
The winning Mazda 787B number 55 retired next year, and he went to live exemplary lives in Hiroshima, Mazda Museum. It’s made of fleeting appearances in events since the mind, including one particularly noisy at Le Mans in 2011 to celebrate the anniversary of the 20 to win.