RX-7 FD – Third Generation

The Mazda RX-7 FD was the third and final generation of this RX-7 line. It is one of the most loved Japanese cars of all time, manufactured and launched from 1992 through 2002, the Mazda RX-7 FD was the work of designer Yoichi Sato. It was one of the most striking body designs to come out of Japan. With its 1.3 Liter rotary engine also known as a Wankel motor, this engine has a unique sound like no other. The engine has an unusually high output for such a compact engine, and it has an impressive 8,000 RPM at 252 HP. Some models come with a single or even a twin-turbo set up. To my opinion, this is the most fun sports car I have ever driven. I fell in love with the sound as a child with a family member, my uncle, who owned a rotary car. I never looked back. As a previous owner of a first-generation 1985 RX-7 GSL-SE in the early 90’s, my son also grew to love my passion for the Mazda rotary engines. Today he is a proud owner of a beautiful RX-7 third generation. The car is a beautiful Montego Blue 5 speed twin turbo. Dedication and hard work have also allowed him to invest in enhancing the beauty of it. A few of the upgrades include a new suspension, “Ohlins DFV Coilovers” from Sakebomb Garage, front and rear slotted rotors by Brembo, SuperPro bushings in the front and a beautiful 99 spec OEM rear wing. Hopefully, he will have the honor and privilege to pass it on to further generations.

By Julio Serrano

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