- In the U.S, Mazda offered the FD generation RX-7 in 3 trims: the base, the touring, and the R model line. The touring had a sunroof, fog lights, leather seats, rear window wiper and a Bose Acoustic Wave system standard. The R1 trim (named R2 in 1994–95) featured upgraded springs, Bilstein shocks, an extra engine oil cooler, a chin spoiler, rear wing, and suede seats. The only difference between the R1 and the later R2 was the R2 had a slightly softer suspension
- All RX-7’s came with the same twin turbo rotary (13B-REW) engine – there were no “non-turbo” RX-7’s. This new 13B was the first mass-produced sequential twin-turbocharged engine exported from Japan
- The sequential turbo setup was developed with the aid of Hitachi. The first turbo supplied 10 lbs of boost @ 1,800 rpm up until 4k rpm, where it begins to turn off as the second turbo kicks in @ 4500 rpm. This 2nd turbo, activated at WOT, maintains the same 10 lbs of boost until the 8,000 rpm redline. The power delivery isn’t quite linear (there’s a small drop in boost to 8lbs during the crossover) but this makes for a notable pause before you are shoved back into the seat at 4500 rpm onward
- This system, while advanced, was highly complex. It consisted of 4 different control solenoids, 4 actuators, a vacuum chamber, a pressure chamber, and 67(!) different vacuum hoses that span a total of several feet. These hoses, known by enthusiasts as the “rat’s nest”, are prone to cracking and failure from the high temps generated by the rotary engine
- Speaking of which, Mazda continued production of the rotary engine for many reasons. It generates more hp per liter than any piston engine, thanks to its ability to rev to stratospheric RPM’s. Also, a rotary engine comes naturally balanced – since its rotors rotate around its crankshaft, there are no reciprocating parts. This means no heavy flywheel is needed. Combined with its small size, weight is substantially less than a typical piston engine with similar output
- First year of the RX-7 (FD) in the US.
- The following year (1994) saw the R2 replace the R1 model
- 1994 saw a passenger airbag and the introduction of the PEG (Performance Equipment Group) model, which had leather seats and a sunroof
- In 1995, the touring package was replaced by the PEP (popular equipment package). The PEP package contained a rear wing, leather seats, sunroof and fog lights
- The RX-7 was only sold in the U.S between 1993 and 1995
- RHD import from Japan
- JEVIC mileage certificate included
- 11,400 original miles
- 17″ enkei RP03 wheels
- Being a Japanese model RX7, this car has a back seat
- Location: Kirkland, Washington – (more photos below)
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