The Mazda RX-7 is a sports car manufactured by Mazda from 1978 to 2002. The original RX-7 is equipped with a two-section rotary piston engine and has a front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive arrangement. The RX-7 model has replaced the RX-3 and pushed out all other rotary machines except Cosmo. The whole model range is Mazda.
The initial machines started in 1978. Then they were equipped with a 12A rotary engine with a power of 105 hp. In 1981, restyling was carried out and it began to produce up to 115 hp of engine power. Already in 1983, the model with turbocharger and 165 hp was presented. The second generation came out in 1985 with a powerful 13V turbocharged engine, producing 185 hp. Four years later, the horsepower was more than 20 hp. The third and last generation was officially presented in 1991.
One acceptable power unit was the first turbine engine to be exported from Japan and developed 265 hp with manual transmission and 255 hp for automatic transmission versions. After 5 years, the designers improved the model a little and the horsepower of the engine was increased to 280 horsepower. After another 3 years, the designers have worked significantly on restyling and the export of the machine was stopped. In 2002, the Mazda company announced the last limited series of RX-7 Spirit R.
Mazda RX-7 was also a popular car in the first part of the world-famous film Forsage, released in 2001. It was driven by the same Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel). In the next part of the film “Double Boost” in Mazda traveled Orlagia Gilius (Amory Nolasco). The story of Mazda’s participation did not end there. In the third film “Triple Boost: Tokyo Drift” it was possible to guess that Mazda RH-7 would be present, as it was created for drifting. It was already run by Sean Boswell (Lucas Black).
The carbon hood of the car is made in the same color as the body. It has excellent streamline, which reduces the amount of fuel spent and creates much less resistance.
On the rear window, you can see the wipers. Headlamps, which can be “hidden” in the daytime or if necessary, have long attracted motorists from all over the world. The volume of luggage compartment is 160 liters, and the ground clearance is 1230 mm.
When you open the door of this car, you can’t help noticing the use of genuine leather everywhere. It tightens the control lever, handbrake and armchair. The updated Momo pedals, steering wheel and Apex-c Boost Controller are a perfect addition to the interior. The idea of the designers was to create a Mazda as a racing car, which explains its rarity of appearance in various places.
The interior of the Japanese car throw and is unique. Such a car is very easy to see between other cars. As a standard, Japanese-made cars differ from European personal forms, because of this it is extremely difficult to tear off your eyes. Moreover, Japanese developers complete their models with power steering, airbags, air conditioner and other “chips”.
It is no secret that the RX-7 belongs to the third family, but instead has a two-section rotary 12V double turbocharged engine, a rare three-section 20V engine. With its help, the engine has only become stronger. This Japanese unit stores 550 horsepower and great efficiency of the braking system.
Its volume is 1.3 liters. It is paired with a five-stage manual gearbox. Front and rear brakes are disk brakes, ventilated. The suspension is adjustable with shock absorbers and springs, which allows the car to stay on the road with confidence.
Mazda also has a special accelerated gearshift mechanism, engine mounting subframe, stainless steel, RE headlights, upgraded intercooler, rotor and a digital machine control system. The weight of the car is perfectly calculated and fits in the middle of the rear and front axles.
Prices and equipment
You can buy a Mazda RX-7 in Russia from $4774. The price will depend on the quality of the car condition and engine capacity of 255/265/280 hp, respectively. Series R was presented in 3 versions: Type A – the most expensive and powerful model – 280 hp. Type B – is divided by the presence of rear seats. The engine is the same. Type C – a little more modest equipment, equipped with a 255-strong engine synchronized with 4-stage automation.
Mazda RX-7 coupe is a very popular car. It is characterized by high power, acceleration speed, maximum speed, but at the same time relatively low gasoline consumption – only 11.1 liters of mixed cycle. Attention is drawn to the beautiful appearance and interior decoration of the cabin. Left-hand drive fans will have to get used to the opposite, because the steering column on the right is on the Mazda.
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