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.
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.
The Need for Speed
The RX-7 appears in The Need for Speed as a yellow class C vehicle.
Need for Speed: Underground
Need for Speed: Underground 2
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The Battle Machine RX-7 is unlocked upon completing the first 30 events of the Challenge Series Expansion.
Need for Speed: World
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.
|The Blue style is a stock speedboost car that costs 2300. It was made available on December 16, 2010.
|The White style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 700,000, 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 60,000.
|The Sidestep style is a rental car that can be leased for 150. It was made available on July 27, 2010.
|The Sidestep style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for 300,000. It was made available on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.
|The Battle Machine style is a Need for Speed classic car that costs 2600. 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 300,000.
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.
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.
- 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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