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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

Nicknamed "The Japanese Porsche 924", the second generation of the RX7 came on the market in 1987 and received constant upgrades until the car's retirement in 1995.

Mazda had a long reputation and experience with rotary engines and decided to use it on the second generation of the RX7. It was a similar engine as its predecessor but upgraded with new technologies, which made it more powerful. While the earlier RX7s featured naturally-aspirated units, the later ones were available with a turbocharger, which opened the doors for more ponies, and all were running.

When Akio Uchiyama designed the car, he allegedly was inspired by the Porsche 924. On the other hand, the aerodynamic played its crucial role in the car's shapes, including the pop-up headlights at the front. Uchiyama installed a set of parking lights and the turn signals in the front, wrapped-around plastic bumpers. The flat and short hood has slightly risen before the raked A-pillars. A short roof and a Camaro-Esque rear windscreen completed the greenhouse. In the back, Mazda played it safe with rectangular taillights, flush to the bodywork.

Inside, the carmaker installed two bucket seats at the front and a bench in the rear wide enough for a few letters. The dashboard sported straight lines on it, with a glove-box in front of the passenger and a vertical center stack. Mazda designed an instrument panel wide enough to host two big dials and four gauges.

The RX7 was a sporty coupe for enthusiast drivers. Apart from the rev-happy engine, Mazda installed a complicated rear suspension system built to counter-act the toe-in and toe-out situations during high-speed cornering maneuvers. The twin-rotor Wankel engine sent its power to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual gearbox.

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MAZDA RX-7 (FC) 1985 - 1992
  2 gasoline engines
  • 2.4L 5MT (147 HP)
  • 2.4L 5MT (185 HP)

MAZDA RX-7 (FC) 2.4L 5MT (147 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.4L 5MT (147 HP)
Cylinders
R2
Displacement
2354 cm3
Power
108 KW @ 6500 RPM
147 HP @ 6500 RPM
145 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
135 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
183 Nm @ 3000 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
130 mph (209 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
9.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.9 in (4290 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
48.8 in (1240 mm)
Front/rear Track
57/56.6 in (1,448/1,438 mm)
Wheelbase
95.6 in (2428 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.1 cuFT (201 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2696 lbs (1223 kg)

MAZDA RX-7 (FC) 2.4L 5MT (185 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  2.4L 5MT (185 HP)
Cylinders
R2
Displacement
2354 cm3
Power
136 KW @ 6500 RPM
185 HP @ 6500 RPM
182 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
181 lb-ft @ 3200 RPM
245 Nm @ 3200 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
143 mph (230 km/h)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
168.9 in (4290 mm)
Width
66.5 in (1689 mm)
Height
48.8 in (1240 mm)
Front/rear Track
57/56.6 in (1,448/1,438 mm)
Wheelbase
95.6 in (2428 mm)
Cargo Volume
7.1 cuFT (201 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.3
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