All About Mazda RX7
The Mazda RX7 Car
happens to be one of the best first-rate sports cars that originated from Japan. The car is well known for its affordable price, exceptional rotary engine, and sleek styling. The double door vehicle was an immediate hit right from the instant it was introduced in the year 1979.
The Mazda's fondness for the Wankel radial engine is a well know trait of the automobile industry. Even though it is less fuel efficient as compared to usual piston engines, the radial engine has the advantage of being lightweight and compact. These features, together with the vehicle's layout of rear wheel drive and well-tuned chassis, have made Mazda RX7
an affordable and best-handling sports car.
For 3 generations, the Mazda Car Company
made certain that the RX7 remained in the leading position in terms of performance and design, entirely overhauling the vehicle for each change of model. Unfortunately, the overhauling went a bit too far with the final version of RX7. Even though it looked good, the 3rd generation's overall concept of 'no compromise' performance was too much, and the high price of the car turned off a lot of probable buyers. Slumping sales affected Mazda Company
and it stopped importing RX7 to North America in just 3 years of its production.
Although Mazda Company
is at present manufacturing a rotary powered car, the 4-seat RX 8, a lot of enthusiasts and hoping that the company would bring out a totally new RX7. In spite of rumors floating around, any official plans have not been announced as yet.
Mazda's sole objective for the 3rd and final generation of RX7 Model Car
was to produce a complete sports car. Mazda RX5, launched in the year 1993, was a 2-door rear-wheel drive vehicle. It had a particular shape, and had a 1.3-liter dual turbo charged radial engine, which put 217 pf of torque and 255 hp.
Mazda capitalized of the popularity of the car and also released a 2-seater convertible in the year 1988. It was exclusively available with the non-turbo hundred and forty-six horsepower engine and 5-speed manual transmission. After a year, Mazda made adjustments to the radial engine and changed the Mazda RX7 Models
to hundred and sixty horsepower and turbo to two hundred horsepower. The vehicle was even given the alternative of 4-speed automatic. Then onwards, the Mazda RX7
remained somewhat unchanged till the launch of the 3rd generation in the year 1993.