Mazda RX-7: The Classic Street Car
Mazda RX-7 is a sports car produced from the Japanese automaker from 1978 to 2002. The actual RX-7 is featured with an 1146 twin rotary engine, a rear wheel drive and front mid-ship layout.
RX- 7 is replaced with the RX-3 and later it replaced all the other rotary-engine cars from Mazda except Cosmo.
RX-7 is a unique sports car that comes with a pop-up headlamp. The lightweight and compact Wankel engines are placed slightly behind the front axle. This particular engine configuration is marketed as "front mid-engine" by Mazda.
This 2-seater coupe comes with an optional "occasional" rear seat in the United States, Australia, Japan, and other parts of the world. The rear seat model is marketed as a dealer-installed option for customers in North America.
RX-7 made it to the top ten lists of Car and Driver magazine5 times, and the company has managed to produce 811,634 units of RX-7s to date.
The company made several changes to the revised version of the RX-7. Finally, RX-7 got discontinued in the year 2002. However, it still remains one among the coveted cars in the list of vintage car lovers.
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Technical Characteristics of Mazda RX-7
Technical Characteristics of 2002 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst produced by Mazda (JP).
|Body Type||Fixed-head coupe 2 doors / 2 seats|
|Front Track||1460 mm|
|Rear Track||1460 mm|
|Ground Clearance||135 mm|
|Fuel Capacity||76 liters|
|Drive Wheels||Rear wheel drive|
|Fuel Supply System||n/a|
|Max Power||279HP (205 kW) @ 6500 rpm|
|Max Torque||360Nm @ 3500 rpm|
|Cam Design||ROT - Rotary|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Standard Wheels||8JJ x 16 / 8J x 16|
|Standard Tyres||225/50 ZR 16 / 225/50 ZR 16|
|Number of gears||5|
|Acceleration 0-100 Km/h||n/a|
|Acceleration 80-120 Km/h||n/a|