Final Drive: 1993 Mazda RX-7 –

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Mazda RX-7

June 10, 2013

1993 RX-7. Click image to

Review and photos by Justin


“Whoop, There It Is” was on the charts, almost nobody had a phone, Justin Bieber yet been spawned, and I spent hours in my bedroom sitting on the floor perfecting my skills at Kombat.

I was also an aspiring car I had nine years invested in a Hot collection, could talk at about turbo engines to who’d listen, and I read Trend on a nearly daily

And, while trying to off Liu Kang’s finishing move on the I bought with my paper money, I was surrounded by posters of the nineties sports cars in turning me into the well-rounded I am today.

One of those posters, and my favorite at the was of the 1993 Mazda RX-7.

I 1993. In fact, I’ve a Nissan 240SX and Toyota MR2 that year. Both pop-up lights and power like the RX-7. Both are and …. Both are rear-wheel

But neither matches the Mazda in of pure crowd-gathering power, and the to drop the jaws of enthusiasts, some 20 years later.

At the time, this two-seater was sold as Mazda’s $45,000-plus sports model. It was largely as the highest-performing street-legal Mazda made, and is one of the first examples of ‘Zoom-Zoom’ DNA present in Mazda’s to this day.

Mazda RX-7

This was hugely special for the Japanese – and largely the reason that stashed one brand new, yellow, un-modified unit at their head office for two

Mazda takes sports seriously – and because of the cost of this unsold unit to Japan, it was used to preserve the of one of their most legendary instead.

For a time, this was even parked in the front of Mazda Canada’s head That’s the same front I walked into to pick up my ever test car (a Mazda eight years ago. So, in this actual yellow watched from a few feet as I started my career as a car reviewer.

Recently, I had the rare chance to a childhood dream and spend a driving it.

Sentimental value? Very

Picking up the nearly brand 20-year-old RX-7 brought of a nervous, excited pang to my than any other test ever. That’s what when a great big kid gets to with one of the coolest toys he never have as a child.

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