Mazda Cars: Mazda RX7
Mazda Cars is a Japanese automobile manufacturer which was found in the year 1920 in Hiroshima, Japan as Toyo Cork Kogyo Company. Mazda has a good reputation in the market and is known for manufacturing affordable and thrilling performance cars. The first production vehicle manufactured by Mazda is three-wheeled truck which was built in 1931 and it was found by Jujiro Matsuda who choose the word “Mazda” as it is the name of Zoroastrian god of light and good. During World War II, company has to halt their production and after the War it started refocusing on the efforts of car manufacturing and development. The first car manufactured by the Mazda was R360 Coupe which was the first passenger vehicle. In the year 1961, company entered into a partnership with Wankel and NSU for manufacturing and developing rotary engines which resulted as Mazda’s itself is the only manufacturer who provides three different engine configurations such as conventional rotary, diesel and gasoline piston.
In 60s, Mazda Cars launched a pickup called B Series 1500 and first rotary engine vehicle produced by the company was 110S Cosmo Sport. The company started selling cars in 1970 in United States and over the past few years, Mazda rolled out RX-2 which was powered by rotary engine and was America’s affordable and fun to drive cars. After sometime, company manufactured and launched other models such as RX7 sports car, RX-3 and RX-4. In 1979, 25 percent of shares of Mazda were purchased by Ford Motor Company. In 1990s, Mazda started winning races like Le Mans with their first production vehicle called 787B and it was the first Japanese automaker who won this prestigious race. In the new millennium, company retained its reputation in the market by investing in new development with impressive and excellent results.
There ate lots of models manufactured and launched by Mazda Cars in the market such as Mazda RX7.
Mazda RX7 is one of the classic cars manufactured by the company and is known for its distinctive styling, two-door coupe, affordable price and unique rotary engine. The goal of Mazda was to manufacture final and third generation pure sportscar like RX7. It was launched in the year 1993 as two-door two-wheel drive coupe which is available in one single trim level. It is powered by 1.3 liter turbocharged dual cylinder rotary engine which is good for producing 217 pound feet of torque and 255 horsepower. The Mazda RX7 is known to be the all-round and impressive performer as it is very fast, agile and light. It goes from 0 to 60moh in the time range of 5 seconds and comes with high performance features like five-speed manual transmission, limited slip differential and antilock disc brakes.
Mazda RX7 gives you spirited driving experience on highways and it can be compared with other sports cars in the market that come with distinctive styling and exhilarating performance. However the reputation of rotary twin-turbo engine is not that good in terms of durability and most of the RX7 models have been modified and driven hard with performance parts.