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Mazda RX-7

1993-1995 Mazda RX-7

of purpose is as rare in a modern as it is in modern life, which is why the 1993-1995 Mazda RX-7 was a sports car.

Mazda had the successful first-generation RX-7 a plumper model dimmed by 924-derived styling. It was a more handler than the original with the addition of a 182-hp rotary and convertible body, was and flashier. But it wasn’t as sincere.

Sports car or boulevardier . Mazda decide.

There was nothing about the taut little coupe that replaced it for Mazda went back to with a simpler, lighter, potent, more entertaining It had nothing in common with the series except rear and the 1.3-liter Wankel.

The Japanese automaker’s California team under Tom Matano had a genuine original, an organic shrink-wrapped around tires, and cockpit.

Compared with its the new Mazda RX-7 was 1.4 inches 1.4 inches lower, and 200 lbs lighter. savings were everywhere even the spark plug were the shortest possible The suspension was classic four-wheel wishbone.

The instruments clustered around the and, in time-honored sports-car were ringed in chrome.

Mazda RX-7

The 13B returned, but with two turbochargers in sequence; one provided boost at to medium-engine speeds, the other up for high-rpm assaults. Lots of and minimal mass is the foolproof for excitement, and the rotary rocket did not Acceleration was swift, its moves scalpel sharp. It feels to the driver’s senses, said Track .

The Mazda RX-7‘s portals led to a cabin of cozy but handling was sharp.

But there flaws — a slight as the turbos transitioned; an interior of dimensions and ordinary materials; engine electronics; and an unduly ride, particularly with the R1 option. Price was an obstacle, too $31,300 to start — and rates were prohibitive for Sales languished.

Quality improved for ’94, the was softened, and a passenger-side air bag joined the restraint.

But a strong yen pushed the price to $34,000, and then to for ’95. Mazda was stuck so many unsold ’95s it didn’t import the car for 1996. In market but Japan, the Mazda was …, a martyr to pure in an imperfect world.

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