SOTW: Mazda RX-7
The second-gen Mazda RX-7 - for when engine size doesn't matter...
This is the Mazda RX-7 – a 1.3-litre sports car that has sadly become a rare sight on our roads these days. The FC we have here is of course the second generation of the RX-7, otherwise known as the Series 4 and 5 if you want to complicate things. It did come with a turbo but this is the normally aspirated 146bhp version.
Of course the reason for the pitiful engine size is down to its Wankel design, which produced plenty of power from a relatively small displacement. Still seen in the RX-8, Mazda has hung in there with rotary power even to this day.
It was heavier than the preceding model but the FC still won plenty of acclaim and today it makes an interesting Shed proposition, and is no doubt a future classic. The one we have here has a full MOT and very low mileage for its age.
There’s also a surprising amount of kit and all round it seems to be in good shape. The only modification is lowered suspension, which should make it a decent track car if done properly. We’re not sure whether saying the car is a ‘hand full’ is a particularly good selling point, but there’s only one way to find out…
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