• Apr 13, 2007

Here's a recipe for buyer's remorse: mix one red 3rd-generation RX7, a clear Sunday evening, a 2-lane rural road, and a curve. Then add the sudden application of 255 turbocharged horses, a berm, a tree, and a brand new owner.

There was no word on the driver, but the airbag went off (do they protect against trees?) -- and one assumes he made it out all right. In a bittersweet moment, the hitting the tree kept him from hitting the house just beyond the tree. The pictures tell the story.

Thanks for the tip, Evan!

[Source: Third Eye Concept]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      poor tree :(
      • 7 Years Ago
      The tree wasn't even fazed. Solid as a rock
      • 7 Years Ago
      Way to destroy a beautiful FD...schmuck!
      • 7 Years Ago
      It seems pretty clear from the photo that the airbag went off.
      DriftPunch
      • 7 Years Ago
      At least the Sunroof can be salvaged...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Makes my FD even more rare and valuable.
      • 7 Years Ago
      High performance car + low performance driver = disaster.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bet the owners of that house are glad that tree was there, otherwise that a-hole may have been in their living room. I live on a country road that has a long straightaway that people like to race on. A few years ago a kid ran off the road in his Integra and hit a big maple tree in someone's front yard , they estimate he was going 120 when he hit. The car literally tore in half and the entire front clip was probably 200 yards out into a field while the rear of the car was stuck on the tree. You only get one shot at life, and trees tend to be pretty stubborn.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I owned a 3rd gen RX-7 and I almost killed myself several times, no kidding. It had so much power that it was really a dangerous car but utterly thrilling when those twin turbos kicked in.
      • 7 Years Ago
      this makes my penis limp.
      • 7 Years Ago
      From Autoblog: "There was no word on the driver, but the airbag went off (do they protect against trees?) -- and one assumes he made it out all right."

      From the article they're quoting: "Incredibly, the driver had only minor injuries."
      • 7 Years Ago
      Maybe the Mazda just got a little excited. I had a dog that did this all the time.
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