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The third generation of Mazda RX-7 was introduced in 1991 year. It was offered only in one body - coupe. Compared with the previous generation the car received new front optics, body shape lost its angularity, the aerodynamics of the car was improved, and the rear spoiler became bolder. Over the years of RX-7 production the car was modified five times. During this time, the airbag has been improved, the rear spoiler was modified and the headlights were changed. More of this read in Mazda RX-7 Review.
In 1999, as a result of the restyling of the car the engine power was increased by 25 horsepower. In addition the anti-lock system has been improved. After the fifth restyling the company stopped exporting this car to other markets and concentrated on sales in Japan. The model was removed from production in 2002. In the line of Mazda vehicles it was replaced by the model RX-8. In addition to the basic modification the company produced nine limited versions, each of which was represented by a circulation of no more than 1,500 units. The difference between them and the basic version was mainly in a set of options and interior decoration. Thus, modification Type RB Bathurst X was different with interior red leather trim.
Powertrain and Technical Equipment
The cars were equipped with the rotary engines total capacity of 1.3 liters, but very powerful. Initially the capacity of the motor was 255 horsepower. But after restyling appeared engines of 265 and 280 hp. Coupe Mazda RX-7 was available with two types of gear boxes: a four-and five-speed automatic mechanics. All modifications were rear-wheel drive.
Top speed was 251 km / h, with acceleration from a standstill to 100 km / h in 5.3 seconds with the low-power motor. Speed characteristics of coupe were emphasized by its low ground clearance - 135 mm, providing better downforce on the straights and in turns. The suspension (double wishbones with stabilizers) is set to the maximum sport mode. The brakes on the Mazda RX-7 are ventilated disc. The fuel consumption on the Mazda RX-7 is large enough - 13.8 liters in the urban cycle and 9.4 on the highway for the 1.3-liter engine (255 hp).
Exterior and Interior
The car differs with little height and elongated bonnet, which is why only front passenger and driver feel comfortable, despite the impressive size (length - 4285 mm, width - 1760 mm, height - 1230 mm). Generally, the vehicle is considered to be a four-seater, but there is little space in the cabin - its length is only 1415 mm. Therefore, rear bench is better to be used by children. For them there is a special attachment holding child seats. Some versions are available without rear seats. The sports car even has a small trunk with a capacity of 122 liters - about four times smaller than in the average city car.
Standard Mazda RX-7 coupe includes power steering, power side mirrors, and power windows.
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