Matt Robinson profile picture Matt Robinson 9 months ago 31
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Chris Harris Talks About 'His' Battered Mazda RX-7

Harris gives a walkaround of the FD RX-7 that featured in last weekend's Top Gear, and talks about the buying process

Remind me later

As we’ve already discussed, the most recent Top Gear episode was - for the most part - a triumph. But the real star of the show was arguably a yellow Mazda RX-7, bought by Chris Harris (well, the BBC, technically) at a Japanese car auction.

This new video from TG’s YouTube channel provides a closer look at the car, plus insight from Harris about the fascinating buying process, where “15,000 - 20,000 cars are auctioned every session.” Plus, the man talks about two JDM legends - the Honda NSX Type R and the Mitsubishi Evo VI Tommi Makinen Edition.

We also get a closer look at the damage sustained during the conjoined drifting effort on Ebisu, which is…not pretty. Anyone fancying buying it from the BBC and fixing it up…?