Mazda RX-7

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Mazda RX-7
FD3S Mazda RX-7
Manufacturer Mazda
Successor Mazda RX-8
Body style 2-door coupe
Layout FMR layout
Related Mazda MX-5



The Mazda RX-7 is a sports car by the Japanese automaker Mazda. It was produced from 1978 to 2002. The original RX-7 featured a 1146 cc twin-rotor Wankel rotary engine and a sporty front-midship, rear-wheel drive layout. The RX-7 was a direct replacement for the RX-3 (both were sold in Japan as the Savanna) and subsequently replaced all other Mazda rotary cars with the exception of the Cosmo. The original RX-7 was a sports car. The compact and lightweight Wankel engine (rotary engine) is situated slightly behind the front axle, a configuration marketed by Mazda as "front mid-engine". It was offered as a two-seat coupé, with optional "occasional" rear seats in Japan, Australia, the United States, and other parts of the world. These rear seats were initially marketed as a dealer-installed option for the North American markets. The RX-7 made Car and Driver magazine's Ten Best list five times. In total, 811,634 RX-7s were produced.

Chassis Generations

1st Generation - FB/SA RX-7

SA/FB chassis (1st Generation)
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Engine 1.1L 100 hp (75 kW) 12A
1.3L 135 hp (101 kW) 13B RE-EGI

2nd Generation - FC RX-7

FC3S chassis (2nd Generation)
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1.3L 146 hp (109 kW) S4 13B

1.3L 182 hp (136 kW) S4 13BT

1.3L 160 hp (119 kW) S5 13B

1.3L 202 hp (151 kW) S5 13BT

3rd Generation - FD RX-7

FD3S chassis (3rd Generation)
Mazda RX-7 Series 8

1.3L 255 PS (188 kW; 252 hp) 13B-REW
1.3L 265 PS (195 kW; 261 hp) 13B-REW

1.3L 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) 13B-REW



External links

FDRX-7 Website and Forum

Australian Rotary Forum

American Rotary Forum


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