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GTP: 1990 Road Atlanta IMSA GTP Retrospective

September 29, 2010 by GTP.com · Leave a Comment 

Take a look back at the IMSA GTP race held at Road Atlanta in 1990 and an assortment of other shots from sportscar racing at the famed circuit.

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GTP: 2009 Monterey Historics Trackside Action

August 19, 2009 by GTP.com · 8 Comments 

Here’s 36 shots from trackside at the 2009 Monterey Historics, featuring the IMSA GTP cars.

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GTP: Mazda’s Wailing Wankel: The 1992 RX-792P

August 17, 2009 by GTP.com · Leave a Comment 

I hope I’ll be able to hear the Mazda RX-792P this weekend as Patrick Dempsey’s pilots the car around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. I say that I hope I’ll be able to hear it because after my last encounter with the car seventeen years ago, I’m still mostly deaf from the experience.

The hellfire and fury that is the Mazda RX-792P is back to delight and deafen an all new audience. (© GrandTouringPrototype.com)

The hellfire and fury that is the Mazda RX-792P is back to delight and deafen an all new audience. (© GrandTouringPrototype.com)

The RX-792P might be the most unapologetic GTP car of all time. It was unapologetically loud, hot, and amazingly good looking. Penned by Can-Am and IndyCar engineer and designer Lee Dykstra, the RX-792P never achieved the success it was meant to on the racetrack, but in the worlds of marketing and corporate image, the silver GTP cars made a lasting impact.

Our friend “Mulsanne Mike” Fuller has some nice technical tidbits on the car at his site, and while we’ll soon have our own technical appraisal¬† some new in-car footage to offer, our focus for the Historics is to help Mazda’s fans relive the era when the RX-792P originally raced.

So, step back into 1992 with us and experience Mazda’s GTP effort through race broadcasts, a photo gallery and the RX-792P’s press kit.

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1992 New Orleans GTP Race:

GTP: 1992 New Orleans IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 1 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: 1992 New Orleans IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 2 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

1992 Road Atlanta GTP Race:

GTP: 1992 Road Atlanta IMSA GTP Race Broadcast from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

And the final event for the RX-792P, the 1992 Del Mar GTP Race:

GTP 1992 Del Mar IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 1 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: 1992 Del Mar IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 2 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

While this video isn’t of the RX-792P, it is of Mazda’s win at Le Mans in 1991. (Video Courtesy of Mazda)

Le Mans: Mazda 1991, We Won the Day from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: 1992 Mazda RX-792P In-Car Video, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

August 15, 2009 by GTP.com · 3 Comments 

Spend 20 minutes atop the incredible fire-breathing 4-rotor Mazda RX-792P IMSA GTP car during practice at the Monterey Historics, August 14th, 2009.

Courtesy of Mazda.

GTP: 1992 Mazda RX-792P In-Car Video, Laguna Seca from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP: Mazda RX-792P Engine Warm Up

August 15, 2009 by GTP.com · Leave a Comment 

Why waste words on what should be heard! Here are four rotors of fury being warmed up in the paddock at the Monterey Historics.

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GTP: 1992 Mazda RX-792P Engine Warmup from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

GTP 1992 Del Mar IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 1

February 20, 2009 by Terrance · Leave a Comment 

GTP 1992 Del Mar IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 1 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

Bid farewell to the Mazda as the RX-792P turns its final laps in the 1992 IMSA GTP race broadcast from Del Mar.

Courtesy of the American Le Mans Series.

GTP: 1992 Del Mar IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 2

February 20, 2009 by Terrance · Leave a Comment 

GTP: 1992 Del Mar IMSA GTP Race Broadcast pt 2 from GrandTouringPrototype.com on Vimeo.

Bid farewell to the Mazda as the RX-792P turns its final laps in part 2 of the 1992 IMSA GTP race broadcast from Del Mar.

Courtesy of the American Le Mans Series.

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