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MAZDA RX-7 Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 5
First production year: 1970
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
 

1992 - 2002

The third and last generation of the RX-7, known as the FD, 2-door sports coupe was manufactured in three Series, 6, 7 and 8, and was based on a 2.6L Wankel rotary engine positioned behind the front axle. A total of three outputs were available, 236 HP, 255 HP and 276 HP, all of them joined by a manual, 5-speed transmission as standard. Optionally, a 4-speed automatic transmission could also be...

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  MAZDA RX-7 (FD) 2.6 Rotary TT (236 HP)

  MAZDA RX-7 (FD) 2.6 Rotary TT (255 HP)

  MAZDA RX-7 (FD) 2.6 Rotary TT (276 HP)

1985 - 1992

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 ...

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  MAZDA RX-7 (FC) 2.4L 5MT (147 HP)

  MAZDA RX-7 (FC) 2.4L 5MT (185 HP)

1978 - 1985

Mazda opened a new chapter in its history when it introduced the first generation of the RX-7 in 1978. While it was not the first car fitted with a Wankel rotary engine, it was the first car Mazda produced to stir the international sports car market. It was unusual in every way, and the carmaker sold it in high numbers. Matsaburo Maeda designed the car as a lightweight sport-coupe. He plac...

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  MAZDA RX-7 (SA/FB) 2.3 Rotary (FB)

  MAZDA RX-7 (SA/FB) 2.3 Rotary (SA)

1971 - 1978

Mazda started introducing rotary engines since the Japanese regulations less taxed them, and the RX3 was an important step forward in that area. Mazda offered the RX3 as a replacement for the previous RX2 model. It was available as a coupe, sedan, or station wagon. The Japanese carmaker tried to make the vehicle sporty enough to appeal to the younger generation but comfortable and well equipp...

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1970 - 1978

The Mazda RX-2 was launched in 1970 and was sold between 1971 and 1974 in the US, when Mazda ceased production. However, it lived on in other parts of the worlds. The small car built by Mazda was sold under many names. It was also known as the 616 and 618 in the US, and the model featured a piston engine. Assembled in New Zealand, it was the first passenger car that offered a rotary engin...

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