Mazda RX-7 FD (Object) – Giant Bomb

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The RX-7 was Japanese auto Mazda’s premier sports It is famous for its revolutionary rotary phenomenal performance both on and off the and pop culture presence.

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2000 Mazda RX-7 FD, as in Gran Turismo 4

The Mazda is a sports car that was in production 1978 to 2002. The RX-7 was for its rotary Wankel engine (A of engine that uses a motion to create energy as to pistons) and outstanding performance. The went through an extensive of revisions and three major which ended at the FD (3rd) in 2002.

Featured in an incredible of games and other forms of and media, such as being in the Initial D series as Keisuke race car, the RX-7 is a of Japanese sports car design. It was a showcase of Japanese motorsport and to be one of the most popular cars of the scene.

The Mazda RX-7 led a 34-year legacy that critical praise, awards and like few other cars in Considered to be one of the most balanced, and powerful Front-Mid Engine the RX-7 ended its long run with 811,634 models and was succeeded by the Mazda RX-8.

In October 2012, whilst the Mazda MX-5 relaunch at the SEMA show, Mazda car chief Nobuhiro Yamamoto that the RX-7 will to manufacturing as of 2015 with weight, less complexity and a emphasis on driver involvement.

First Generation (FB)

The RX-7 FB, as seen in Auto

The first generation of RX-7s went into production in The FB models saw three separate (Series I, II and III), of which the was the model that adopted the FB The first and second revisions saw minor mechanical and cosmetic

The third revision would see improvements, as well as changes to the and suspension for the North American

The FB models ceased production in and was acclaimed throughout its production for the of build, excellent suspension and performance as well as its, at the blisteringly fast acceleration.

Generation (FC)

Mazda RX-7 FC (S4), as in Gran Turismo 5

The second of RX-7s, known in Japan as the RX-7 . started production in with the Series 4 and continued in with the Series 5. The FC would see a overhaul in both mechanical and features of the growingly popular

Mazda RX-7 FC (S5), as in Forza Motorsport 3

Designed the Porsche 944 due to its popularity in the North market (where the majority of FB were sold), Mazda bring several improvements to the to bridge the gap between a sports and car. Mazda introduced and pinion sterring, standard brakes and an optional turbocharged which would be released as a model in North America the Turbo II. The FC was also the first car to see the of Mazda’s Independant Rear system– an improvement that almost eliminate common issues with the FB.

Like its the FC was incredibly well-received by press and winning several awards and a firm standing in the import of the early 90’s. Japanese on turbocharged cars would limit sales of the car in Japan, further growing its stronger in the North American market.

Third Generation (FD)

RX-7 FD, as seen in Gran 4

The FD, also known in Japan as the RX-7 . is the third and final of the Mazda RX-7. It began in 1992 and saw three major starting with the Series 6. The FD was the to introduce a sequential twin-turbocharged in the import market and the Series 6 model offered in North included improved suspension, tires and an aerodynamics package. The 7, in production from 1996 to saw only minor changes to the for increased output power.

The 8, in production from 1999 to was the final model of the RX-7 and was sold in the Japanese market. Its remained the same but the S8 saw a multitude of improvements that were through a variety of limited models, some of which fetch an exorbitantly high The intercooler, radiator and turbocharger all improved, as were the brakes, lights, rear lights and spoiler.

The Type RS and RZ models offered aftermarket suspension and upgrades as options. The rarest of all however, were the Spirit R with only 1,500 built. They featured improvement, option and upgrade the FD’s history alongside new

The Mazda RX-7 continues to be as one of the greatest sports cars built and still holds an strong relevance in car culture to the import scene. Garnering an amount of awards and praise, the gained a secure spot in history and, in both and real lift, will continue to shine as an example of finest automotive engineering.

In Games

Mazda RX-7 FB, as in Test Drive

The Mazda first video game was in Test Drive. a DOS (and other platforms) game in 1987. It was a non-player controlled that would appear in on occasion. Appearances were spotty in games from appearing next 6 years in Burning Rubber for the Amiga.

RX-7 FD, as seen in The Need for

The car’s first major was in 1994’s Road Track The Need for Speed. where it was for the first time as a player-controlled This would mark the of the RX-7’s populous presence in games, being featured in drift-based, Japanese racing for the next few years.

However, the real introduction come four years in 1998, where both the FC and FD appear in Gran Turismo. the popular driving simulator for the that would go a very way to making a laundry list of a common name within the of gamers. A year later, the FB, FC and FD would all make a re-appearance in the sequel, Gran Turismo 2 .

RX-7 FD Type RZ, as seen in Turismo 3

The notable appearance in was, at the time, the most racing game on the market the Mazda RX-7 a linchpin in games of that era, heavily featured in the multitude of games to be released in years such as Sega GT. Driving Type-S and Tokyo Xtreme In 2001, the car would again its re-appearance in the ever-growing popular Turismo series with Turismo 3: A-Spec.

Thanks to the car list, Polyphony Digital this opportunity to begin the variations of the RX-7 models, as the Type RZ, which would including minor performance A somewhat meaningless change to the but a big one for car aficionados.

Appearances would continue in throughout the next few years in to racing games. 2003, would be the landmark year for the being featured in Need for Underground as one of the premier cars of the The import tuner culture of the early 2000s would the way for the RX-7’s importance presence in games, such as the rest of the for Speed series, Street Syndicate and the Midnight Club

Thanks to simulation games, games and the import scene’s the RX-7 quickly became one of the popular cars in driving and continues to be so today in games as Need for Speed: The Run and Forza .

It may be out of production, but the legacy, praise and for Mazda’s most popular car will without a doubt to live on in video games, avid racing fans to enjoy every corner and in the seat of its landmark history.

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