This kit was first released in 1981 and is based on the street version with
added race features. The same high level of detail as with the street kit,
combined with being the only * 1/24 model kit of a left hand drive Rx-7 racer make
this a very sought after model (it took me more than 12 years to find one, thanks Jim !).
The decals (link to 300dpi scan of actual decal sheet) are based on a Racing Beat owned car that competed in IMSA GTO class in the early 1980ies.
All parts are molded in teal/sky blue, wheel faces and various small parts are brightly plated and tires are made out of black vinyl.
The 2017 Revell release of the Monogram Rx-7 kit contains all additional racer parts that came with the CAFE racer kit.
Note: this kit is no longer the only left hand drive Rx-7 race car kit.
In 2004 Aoshima released an improved version of the former Imai Rx-7 racer kit containing a left hand drive dashboard.
In 2021 Hasegawa released a new left hand drive Rx-7 race car, which is a state-of-the-art kerb-side model.