First produced in 1978, the rotary-engined Mazda RX-7 is one of the most successful -- and versatile -- sports cars in racing history. On top of tasting victory at a catalogue of prestigious events, including the 24 Hours of Daytona, the 24 Hours of Spa, and the British Touring Car Championship, it’s also featured in an eclectic range of race series, including the World Rally Championship.
Part of Series 6, the vanguard of the third and final (FD) generation, the 1993 RX-7 featured an all-new, curvaceous design and was lauded for its supreme handling and balance -- qualities bestowed on it by its low center-of-gravity, supermodel-esque weight, and 50/50 weight distribution.
Under the hood, meanwhile, lurked the 13B-REW -- the first mass-produced sequential twin-turbocharger system to be exported from Japan -- which imbued the RX-7 with a respectable 255 bhp. Developed in conjunction with Hitachi and previously only used on the fourth-generation Cosmo, it produced acceleration of 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds and a top speed of 158 mph.
To join the rotary club and find out how Wankel engines give you wings on the track, buy the Mazda RX-7 today on Simraceway.