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The Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) (Series 6) (also known as Ẽfini RX-7) is a rotary engine powered sports car, which was produced from 1992 to 2002. It succeeded the Mazda RX-7 FC and consisted of the Series 6 (1992 to 1995), Series 7 (1996 to 1998), and Series 8 (1999 to 2002) model generations.

The Series 6 was the most successful car in terms of sales, as it was exported worldwide. In some countries such as Germany, the Series 6 was the only model to be exported due to new emission regulations.

The Series 7 featured minor engine changes and was only sold in right-hand drive.

The Series 8 was updated with a new body kit, spoiler, tail lights, and upgraded turbochargers. The Type RZ and Spirit R were limited edition versions of the Series 8.

It was universally praised by critics, because of its rotary engine, which is unusual for cars and is noted for being powerful, thanks to a twin-turbo system.

It is also a popular car in pop culture with its frequent appearances in racing games and action movies, and has been successful in drift motorsport as well.

Games

The Need for Speed

The RX-7 appears in The Need for Speed as a yellow class C vehicle.

Need for Speed: Underground

The RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Underground and is unlocked after beating Underground Mode event #73 - "Drift for Fifth".

Need for Speed: Underground 2

The RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Underground 2 and is unlocked after completing URL event 10 during Stage 4 of the career.

It possesses excellent handling and is a considerably agile car due to its light weight and compact size, making it ideal for Drift events.

Unlock Complete URL Race 10 in Stage 4
0 - 60 mph 0 - 100 mph Top Speed Torque Power
Stock 4.90 seconds 12.92 seconds 155.0 mph (249 km/h) 215.9 ft-lb 255.7 bhp
Fully Upgraded 3.12 seconds 8.53 seconds 213.0 mph (343 km/h) 291.3 ft-lb 441.6 bhp

Need for Speed: Underground Rivals

The RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals and can be purchased for $34,000.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

The RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted and is unlocked upon defeating Blacklist racer #9 - Earl - with a price tag of 31,000 cash.

It is able to reach a slightly higher top speed than most Japanese sports cars. Because of its low weight, it has great handling, making it more useful in race events rather than pursuits.

Need for Speed: Carbon

The RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 2 tuner class vehicle that can be purchased for 65,000 cash. It is unlocked for purchase upon defeating Bushido's boss; Kenji.

Compared to the rest of the tier 2 tuner lineup, the RX-7 has the best acceleration and top speed, but still offers impressive handling performance that is up to par with the most capable tier 2 cars. It might be less effective in pursuits, as it is not very durable in crashes.

A modified RX-7 must be driven in the silver tier canyon checkpoint event of the challenge series.

Kenji's

Kenji's modified RX-7 has a Bushido livery and is obtainable as a pink slip reward from his Boss Bonus Card reward.

Need for Speed: ProStreet

The RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 2 vehicle with a price tag of $21,000.

It has good acceleration and handling, therefore, it is best used for Drift and Grip events, although it can be made useful for Speed Challenges with upgrades.

Aki Kimura's

Aki Kimura, the Drift King, drives an RX-7 with a drift blueprint and a Touge Union livery.

Need for Speed: Undercover

The RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 3 vehicle with a price tag of $72,000. It is unlocked upon completing the Job - Nick of Time. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Wii releases with a price tag of $41,000.

It is notable for its quick acceleration and high top speed. It can reach 160 mph (257 km/h) in stock form and 209 mph (337 km/h) when fully upgraded. It also handles well in corners.

Battle Machine

The Battle Machine RX-7 is unlocked upon completing the first 30 events of the Challenge Series Expansion.

Need for Speed: World

The RX-7 was made available in Need for Speed: World during the Taiwan closed test session on October 14, 2009 as a tier 2 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as a D class car.

Performance-wise, it is one of the best class D cars. Its handling is excellent due to its light weight and responsive steering. Acceleration is also up to par with heavier and more powerful cars.

It is a superb choice for every race and does not show any disadvantages in low heat level pursuit events, but in higher heat levels, against heavier police vehicles, the RX-7 feels less capable.

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Blue

The Blue style is a stock speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2300. It was made available on December 16, 2010.
NFSW Mazda RX-7 FD3S Blue.jpg
Performance Parts Stock Engine Stock Forced Induction Stock Transmission Stock Suspension Stock Brakes Stock Tyres Class D Car 387 NFSWBlueVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 292 AccelIcon2.png 421 HandlingIcon2.png 449
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped SpeedBoost2300

White

The White style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png700,000, and was initially released on October 14, 2009 as part of the Taiwan closed test session.

Before August 22, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 10 or above and cost Dollar icon.png60,000.

NFSW Mazda RX-7 FD3S White.jpg
Performance Parts Stock Engine Stock Forced Induction Stock Transmission Stock Suspension Stock Brakes Stock Tyres Class D Car 387 NFSWWhiteVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 292 AccelIcon2.png 421 HandlingIcon2.png 449
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Dollar icon.png700,000

Sidestep (Rental)

The Sidestep style is a rental car that can be leased for SpeedBoost150. It was made available on July 27, 2010.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Mazda RX-7 FD3S Sidestep.jpg
Performance Parts StreetBlueEngine.png
Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Engine
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBlueForcedInduction.png
Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBlueTransmission.png
Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Transmission
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetRedSuspension.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Suspension
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 3%
StreetRedBrakes.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 3%
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Improved Tyres
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 2%
Class C Car 439 NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler Stock Hood NFSWManufacturer 5Zigen.png
NFSWWheels 5Zigen A17.png 5Zigen
Style A 17"
No Neon Stock Window Tint NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png Need for Speed
Stage 2
Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 381 AccelIcon2.png 484 HandlingIcon2.png 352
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped SpeedBoost150

Sidestep (Cash)

The Sidestep style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for Dollar icon.png300,000. It was made available on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

NFSW Mazda RX-7 FD3S Sidestep.jpg
Performance Parts StreetBlueEngine.png
Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Engine
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBlueForcedInduction.png
Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetBlueTransmission.png
Dawndraft
1 Star Rating
Dawndraft
Improved Transmission
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 0%
StreetRedSuspension.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Suspension
Top Speed Rating 1%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 3%
StreetRedBrakes.png
Nova-T
1 Star Rating
Nova-T
Improved Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 3%
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Improved Tyres
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 1%  Handling Rating 2%
Class C Car 439 NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler Stock Hood NFSWManufacturer 5Zigen.png
NFSWWheels 5Zigen A17.png 5Zigen
Style A 17"
No Neon Stock Window Tint NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png Need for Speed
Stage 2
Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 381 AccelIcon2.png 484 HandlingIcon2.png 352
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Dollar icon.png300,000

Battle Machine

The Battle Machine style is a Need for Speed classic car that costs SpeedBoost2600. It was released on April 19, 2011.

Before August 22, 2012, it could be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 22 or above and cost Dollar icon.png300,000.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts. It is based on the Battle Machine Mazda RX-7 featured on the cover art of Need for Speed: ProStreet.

NFSW Mazda RX-7 FD3S Battle Machine.jpg
Performance Parts RaceBeigeEngine.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 3%
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 7%
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Gromlen
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Gromlen
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 7%
Class B Car 534 ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png Spoiler
Glint Carbon Fibre
Stock Hood NFSWManufacturer Volk.png
NFSWWheels Volk A18.png Volk
Style A 18"
No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height NFSWStandardLicensePlate.png
WorldLicensePlateBTLMCHN.png Licence Plate
"Battle Machine"
TopSpeedIcon2.png 551 AccelIcon2.png 595 HandlingIcon2.png 456
Skill Mods WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
WorldSkillEvasion.png
WorldSkillEvasion.png
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Evasion
Evade Force
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Socialite
Race Cash
9%
SpeedBoost2600

Need for Speed: Shift

The RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 2 vehicle with a price tag of $65,000 and a car rating of 5.60. It is unlocked it upon collecting 30 stars.

Power availability is mostly sufficient in every gear. It stops and steers well because of its outstanding grip performance, making it capable of keeping up with similarly ranged vehicles in most race events and is one of the best cars for drifting.

Shift 2: Unleashed

The RX-7 appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Retro Road vehicle with a price of $24,800. It has an overall performance rating of D 440 and a handling rating of 2.80.

Trivia

  • In The Need for Speed, the RX-7 does not have a rear spoiler.
  • Kurt, a member of The Eastsiders crew, swaps his Acura RSX with a Mazda RX-7 during a later stage of the Underground Mode.
  • The Mazda RX-7 RZ in Need for Speed: The Run can have a Battle Machine paint job applied.
  • Aki Kimura's RX-7 can be seen in the demo of Need for Speed: ProStreet.

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