Car was purchased as a project.
Original engine frozen (not an apex seal problem)
All under-hood wiring damaged by bad repair procedures and by a small animal eating wiring cover.
Turbos were shot, needed overhaul.
Radiator, belts, air conditioner, and almost all accessories needed overhaul or replacement.
After installation of Mazda factory "new" engine, turbos, radiator, light-weight flywheel, improved intake air and exhuast system, and replacement overhaul of various accessories, and after a 1000 mile break-in period, the car proved to have every bit of the performance expected and more!
The cars acceleration from any condition, including a dead stop or from a medium speed to a higher speed, is breathtaking! It leaves all production cars and most motorcycles in the dust.
Handling, cornering, road feel are all excellent.
The "project" to get the car up and running cost four times the original estimate.
The engine lost a seal at about 1500 miles, resulting in a warranty replacement.