There’s a bit of a blessing and a curse when it comes to the Nissan S-chassis. Admittedly, I’ve never owned one; however, it’s hard not to form some sort of opinion, given just how popular the chassis is. That’s the blessing: an absolutely immense following, aftermarket, knowledge base, and community surrounding a relatively inexpensive rear-wheel-drive driver-centric platform, and one that looks good, no less. The curse, though, stems from the same roots.
Seven & Luck: they go hand-in-hand. From the Bible’s seven days of creation to Japan’s seven lucky gods, and from the seven seas and seven continents, to seven’s often bold powers in mathematics, it’s widely considered to be a number of power, both spiritual and in the real. Of course, Mazda’s RX7 only adds to the effect, as one of the automotive world’s most unique and culturally important pieces.
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When analyzing historic automotive events that have shaped the world of cars as we know it, there are a handful that spring to mind.