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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 car.

It has great acceleration and top speed, and offers impressive handling performance, but might be less effective in pursuits.

Stock

The stock RX-7 is unlocked for purchase in the Career mode upon the player defeating Kenji in the "Boss Race: Canyon Duel" event in Downtown Palmont.

Once unlocked, it can be purchased from any Car Lot for 65,000 cash.

NFSC Mazda RX7 Stock.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 2
Stock: 65,000 cash
Top Speed 3.0
Acceleration 5.1
Handling 6.6

Custom (Kenji's)

Kenji's custom RX-7 can be unlocked for use in the Career mode, and in Quick Race, by winning its pink slip from the selection of Boss Bonus Cards offered to the player upon defeating him.

NFSC Mazda RX7 CustomKenji.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 2
Custom
Top Speed 3.2
Acceleration 6.2
Handling 6.9

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.

Stock: 387 (D class) Maximum: 614 (A class)

Blue

The Blue style is a stock speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2300. It was made available on December 16, 2010.

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

Sidetep (Speedboost)

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
StreetBlueForcedInduction.png
StreetBlueTransmission.png
StreetRedSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer 5Zigen.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 439
TopSpeedIcon2.png 381
AccelIcon2.png 484
HandlingIcon2.png 352
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
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
StreetBlueForcedInduction.png
StreetBlueTransmission.png
StreetRedSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer 5Zigen.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 439
TopSpeedIcon2.png 381
AccelIcon2.png 484
HandlingIcon2.png 352
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
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
RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer Volk.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
NFSWStandardLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
WorldSkillEvasion.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Class B Car 534
TopSpeedIcon2.png 551
AccelIcon2.png 595
HandlingIcon2.png 456
ArtDirectorEditionIcon2.png
NFS Classic
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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