1ste generatie RX-7 genaamd SA22c en FB, uitgerust met 12A of 13B motor (13B GSL-SE uit Amerika).

Racingbeat en de 1ste generatie Rx-7. With the introduction of the RX-7, Racing Beat designed and fabricated an RX-7 to attempt a Bonneville Land Speed Record in the summer of 1978.

Entered in the E/GT class, and driven by Car and Driver Magazine Editor Don Sherman, this RX-7 boosted the class record from 167 to over 184 MPH.

Class: E/GT - Racing Beat/Car & Driver RX-7 - Driver: Don Sherman - 1978. 183.904 MPH - This Land Speed Record is still held by Racing Beat/Car & Driver.