Why does this 1995 Mazda RX7 belong in Super Street magazine? – Raiti’s Rides

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The 1995 Mazda RX7 is one of the most iconic cars to roll out of . Japanese factory. With it’s rotary engine, combined with twin-turbos and light weight these cars were rockets. Over the years people have modified stock versions. Some are done great and some not so great. Here is a RX7 that hits the sweet spot for just enough done to it to make it unique and the rest still there to keep it a RX7. Check out why this car deserves to be on the cover of Super Street Magazine!


Graeme Mcfarland says:

That rear wing is a stock standard item for what guys call 99+ spec rx7s

Chouun Shiryu says:

Im not gonna mock or lie about this RX7 , i think it looks fantastic

Frank Valencia says:

Ooh Wow Beauty Rx-7… Thanks Joe!!!

Lin Chester says:

Felix Wankel aka the Father of the Rotary Engine received his first patent for the engine in 1929. He began development in the early 1950s at NSU, completing a working prototype in 1957.
NSU subsequently licensed the design to companies around the world, who have continually added improvements.

Many manufacturers signed license agreements for development, attracted by the smoothness, quiet running, and reliability emanating from the uncomplicated design. Among them were Alfa Romeo, American Motors Corporation (AMC), Citroen, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Suzuki, and Toyota. In the United States in 1959, under license from NSU, Curtiss-Wright pioneered improvements in the basic engine design. In Britain, in the 1960s, Rolls Royce's Motor Car Division pioneered a two-stage diesel version of the Wankel engine.

Despite much research and development throughout the world, only Mazda has produced Wankel engines in large quantities.

Mazda and NSU signed a study contract to develop the Wankel engine in 1961 and competed to bring the first Wankel-powered automobile to market. Although Mazda produced an experimental Wankel that year, NSU was first with a Wankel automobile for sale, the sporty NSU Spider in 1964

However, NSU had not produced reliable apex seals on the rotor, unlike Mazda and Curtiss-Wright. NSU had problems with apex seals' wear, poor shaft lubrication, and poor fuel economy, leading to frequent engine failures, not solved until 1972, which led to large warranty costs curtailing further NSU Wankel engine development. This premature release of the new Wankel engine gave a poor reputation for all makes and even when these issues were solved in the last engines produced by NSU in the second half of the '70s, sales did not recover.

Mazda, however, claimed to have solved the apex seal problem, and operated test engines at high speed for 300 hours without failure. After years of development, Mazda's first Wankel engine car was the 1967 Cosmo 110S.

In 1969 the Mazda Luce R130 coupe was one of the variants of the Mazda Luce which had a 13A rotary engine

In 1972 Mazda introduced theLuce Rotary or called RX-4 which is pretty popular to this day as one of the classic sports car to feature a rotary engine

1978 was the year Mazda introduced the RX-7, they has the chassis code name SA/FB, followed by the FC in 1985 to 1992.

The model here is the 3rd gen called the FD which ran from 1992 to 2002

The most sought after series of the RX-7 would be the series 7 and series 8 also known as the final series which ran from 1996 to 2002

For the series 8 of the RX-7, the high-end "Type RS" came equipped with Bilstein suspension and 17-inch wheels as standard equipment, and reduced weight to 1,280 kg (2,822 lb). Power was
increased with the addition of a less restrictive muffler and more efficient turbochargers which featured abradable compressor seals, 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) at 6500 rpm and 314 N⋅m (232 lb⋅ft) of
torque at 5000 rpm as per the maximum Japanese limit. The Type RS had a brake upgrade by increasing rotor diameter front and rear to 314 mm (12.4 in) and front rotor thickness from 22 mm (0.9 in) to 32 mm (1.3 in). The Type RS version also sported a 4.30 ratio differential, providing a significant reduction in its 0–100 km/h (62 mph) time. The gearbox was also modified, 5th gear was made longer to reduce cruising rpm and improve fuel efficiency. The very limited edition Type RZ version included all the features of the Type RS, but at a lighter weight, at 1,270 kg (2,800 lb). It also featured custom gun-metal colored BBS wheels and a custom red racing themed interior. An improved ABS system worked by braking differently on each wheel, allowing the car better turning during braking. The effective result made for safer driving for the average buyer. Easily the most collectible of all the RX-7s were the last 1,500 run-out specials. Dubbed the "Spirit R", they combined all the "extra" features Mazda had used on previous limited-run specials with new exclusive features like cross-drilled brake rotors. Sticker prices when new were 3,998,000 yen for Type-A and B and 3,398,000 yen for Type-C. Mazda's press release said "The Type-A Spirit R model is the ultimate RX-7, boasting the most outstanding driving performance in its history."

The reason for the fall of the rotary engine is still the issue with apex seals, oil consumption and poor fuel economy hence why the engine was dropped after the last rotary powered RX-8 had stopped production.

Only time will tell if Mazda will ever bring back the rotary engine

Sorry for the long writing but def it will be up your ally

jorge irizarry says:

Puerto Ricooo!!! Thanks!!

ILogic 1 says:

I am not a fan of mazda but this type is bada**, this car is noting when stock but amazing when tuned, nice sound, if I had the same as this one I would give it to my friend since he is a huge fan of RX-7 as a gift

Boris Boca says:

I would never own one due to high maintenance, but boy doesn't that design still work today.
Fun fact: when I was a teen I watched that Mazda's winning LeMans race with the legendary 787B. It was on EuroSport I believe and I actually remember commentators saying something like it shouldn't have happened. They just didn't expect a Japanese race car to be so dominant .

Morris Pontifect says:

Sweet brother

Jeff Lee says:

This car is a car that belongs to a
Man that likes following procedure and protocol. And I can respect that. But few commuters are this way so the car failed due to owner incompetence. The rotor needs some sort of carbide titanium mix added to the rotor tips. Maybe straight titanium tips would work. It's a graceful car that has some beautifully sculpted sheet metal. And the hideaway lamps give me a puffy

Mighty says:

Amazing intro and vid keep up the good work

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