Mazda RX7 Generations:

2001 Mazda RX7

2001 Mazda RX7
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Mazda RX7
  • Mazda RX7
  • Year:
    2001-
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    13B twin rotor
  • Transmission:
    5 speed manual
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    280@6500
  • Torque @ RPM:
    5000
  • 0-60 time:
    4.8 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    156 mph
  • body style:

The zoom-zoom brand’s prescription for corner-carving vigor

Although it sold in the U.S. for just three short years, the third-generation Mazda RX-7 is widely regarded as one of the best Japanese sports cars of the ‘90s, if not all time. Also known as the FD, the third-gen boasts the same fundamental performance attributes as the first two generations, with world-class handling, a feathery curb weight, and zero reciprocating pistons. However, the FD improves upon the original with a double helping of turbocharged Wankel power, plus one of the sexiest bodies ever produced in the Land of the Rising Sun, and as a result, it’s nothing less than a four-wheeled superstar.

Unsurprisingly, the FD has enjoyed success in a variety of motorsports, including endurance racing, touring cars, rally racing, and in particular, drifting. Its legendary capabilities on the race track have even extended into the realm of fiction, with a slew of appearances throughout automotive pop culture, from movies, to manga, to video games.

Fans of the FD are an enthusiastic bunch, exhibiting an almost fanatical devotion to the eccentricities of this rotary-powered icon. But why? What exactly makes it so incredibly good? Read on for the details.

Continue reading to learn more about 1991 – 2002 Mazda RX-7.

 

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