El Mazda RX-7 Evo Group B was created under the direction of the German Achim warmbold, a former pilot who was in charge of the sports department of the Japanese brand. This vehicle was Mazda's effort to participate in the “Golden Years” of the World Rally Championship between 1983 and 1986.
Warmbold and his team were required to build only twenty copies to get the necessary homologation to use it in the World Cup. Nevertheless, For safety reasons, the FIA canceled these cars as of the 1987 contest. Therefore, Mazda discontinued production when it had already completed seven units.
Of those seven RX-7 Evo there is one that was never used. It's about the chassis MRTE 019, which this article illustrates. Originally maintained in Belgium at the facility of Mazda Racing Team EuropeAfter the end of the Group B era, it was acquired in the early '90s by the Swiss importer of Mazda.
After being exhibited in Switzerland for several years, the car went into a private collection. Its new owner restored it and left it as it left the Mazda Racing Team Europe factory in 1985.
Although there are currently several Group B cars that can be seen in different exhibits and collections, this Mazda RX-7 is one of the few that has ever skidded.
THE MAZDA RX-7 EVO GROUP B IN PHOTOS