Is a Mazda RX7 a sports car?
The Mazda RX-7 is a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, rotary engine-powered sports car that was manufactured and marketed by Mazda from 1978 to 2002 across three generations, all of which made use of a compact, lightweight Wankel rotary engine.
What kind of motor is in a Mazda RX7?
13B-REW Wankel engine
As you’d expect from Mazda, the RX-7 was the oddball of the bunch, courtesy of its twin-turbo 13B-REW Wankel engine. With twin rotor chambers (each displacing 654cc) and turbo equivalency applied, the RX-7 was deemed to have a 2.6-litre motor.
How fast can a Mazda RX7 go?
It’s a rear-wheel drive front-engined 2-door sports coupé with 2+2 seats. With 197 hp, the turbocharged 1.3 Liter Rotary 2 gasoline engine (Mazda Wankel 13B) accelerates this RX-7 to 62 mph in 6.7 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 143 mph.
How much does it cost to own an RX-7?
For a first generation RX7 in decent condition you can expect to pay around $3,000-4,000, while a second generation could run you around $4,000-5,000. Third generation RX7s are in demand, since probably not very many are left, and could cost as much as $20,000 depending on its condition.
Are Mazda rotary engines any good?
But, Mazda has long since let go of manufacturing the rotary engine, and there aren’t many mechanics today that have the knowledge and know-how on repairing the common issues these engines often face. Rotary engines are known for being typically unreliable, but the issues are somewhat easy to resolve.
How many miles does a rotary engine last?
Those apex seals don’t tend to last long before they need replacing, either. Rebuilding a Wankel at 80,000-100,000 miles is typical, and earlier than most piston engine need such exhaustive work.
Why are RX7s so rare?
FD RX7s were never produced in massive numbers, and they are now getting on substantially in years (almost 30 years old for the earliest examples). Over time RX7s have been destroyed in accidents, died from neglect, or become uneconomical to repair and been sent to the scrap heap.