The 1995 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.
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
The RX-7 appears in 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.
Upon being unlocked, it can be purchased in the Career mode from a Car Lot for 31,000 cash, and it can be selected for customisation in My Cars.
A custom RX-7 is offered in the Challenge Series and can be driven in two events:
- #33 - Tollbooth Time Trial: Complete "Hwy 201 & Forest" in less than three minutes and thirty seconds.
- #34 - Roadblocks: Dodge eight police roadblocks in a Heat Level 3 pursuit and evade.
It can not be unlocked for use in any events or game modes outside of its two Challenge Series events.
Challenge Series vehicle
Top Speed 7.5
Need for Speed: Carbon
It has great acceleration and top speed, and offers impressive handling performance, but might be less effective in pursuits.
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.
|Stock: 387 (D class)||Maximum: 614 (A class)|
The Blue style is a stock speedboost car that costs 2300. It was made available on December 16, 2010.
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.
Need for Speed: Edge
The RX-7 FD 1995 appears in Need for Speed: Edge with an A class performance rating.
Requires 100 blueprints to produce
Top Speed 532
Nitro Capacity 541
- In The Need for Speed, the RX-7 does not have a rear spoiler.
- In Need for Speed: Underground, Kurt swaps his Acura RSX for an RX-7 during a later stage of the Underground Mode.
- In Need for Speed: The Run, the RX-7 RZ can be applied with a Battle Machine paint livery.
- Aki Kimura's RX-7 appears in the demo release of Need for Speed: ProStreet.
|Mazda3||2.0L '04 (BK) · Mazdaspeed3 '06 (BK)|
|MX-5||1.8L '96 (NA) · 1.8L '99 (NB) · 2.0L '09 (NC) · 2.0L '15 (ND)|
|RX-7||Turbo-II '91 (FC) · FD '95 (FD3S S6) · FD '99 (FD3S S8) · RZ '98 (FD3S S8) · Spirit R '02 (FD3S S8)|
|RX-8||Coupe '04 (SE3P) · Coupe '06 (SE3P) · Coupe '09 (R3)|
|Need for Speed: Underground - Vehicles|
|Cars||Acura Integra Type R · Acura RSX · Dodge Neon · Ford Focus · Honda Civic Si · Honda S2000 · Hyundai Tiburon GT · Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RX-7 · Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX · Mitsubishi Lancer · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 206 · Subaru Impreza · Toyota Celica · Toyota Supra · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|Traffic||Ambulance · Bus · Fire Truck · Pickup Truck · Sedan · SUV · Taxi · Truck · Van|
|Need for Speed: Underground 2 - Vehicles|
|Cars||Acura RSX* · Audi A3 · Audi TT · Ford Focus · Ford Mustang GT · Honda Civic Si* · Hyundai Tiburon GT · Infiniti G35 · Lexus IS 300 · Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RX-7 · Mazda RX-8 · Mitsubishi 3000GT · Mitsubishi Eclipse · Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 106** · Peugeot 206 · Pontiac GTO · Subaru Impreza WRX · Toyota Celica · Toyota Corolla · Toyota Supra · Vauxhall Corsa 1.8** · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|SUV||Cadillac Escalade · Hummer H2 · Lincoln Navigator|
|Traffic||Bus · Civil Car · Fire Truck · Hatchback · Minivan · Pickup Truck · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|* NTSC release, ** PAL release|