Template:InfoboxCar2:For the 1999-2002 Mazda RX-7 FD RZ, see here. The Mazda RX-7 (FD3S) (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 (1992-1995), Series 7 (1996-1998), and Series 8 (1999-2002) 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 sold as right-hand-drive version only.
The Series 8 was updated with a new body kit, spoiler, tail lights, and upgraded turbochargers. The Mazda RX-7 RZ was a limited edition version of the Series 8.
The Mazda RX-7 FD was universally praised by critics, because of its rotary engine, which is unusual for cars. The motor of the car is noted for being powerful, thanks to a twin-turbo system.
It is also a popular car in pop culture due to its frequent appearances in racing games and action movies. The RX-7 has been successful in drift motorsport as well.
The Need for Speed
The Mazda RX-7 appears in The Need for Speed as a yellow Class B vehicle.
The Mazda RX-7 in Need for Speed: Underground can be unlocked after completing Underground Mode event 73. It is unlockable during stage 4 in Need for Speed: Underground 2, in which it becomes available for purchase upon completing URL event 10. In Need for Speed: Underground Rivals, players can buy it for $34,000.
The main strengths of the Mazda RX-7 are its top speed and acceleration. It is very competitive in Drag and Drift events. Despite being capable of producing a lot of power, which is especially apparent after installing upgrades on the car, the RX-7 corners well, better than the Nissan Skyline GT-R R34.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The RX-7 can reach a slightly higher top speed than most Japanese sports cars in Need for Speed: Most Wanted. However, the car's main strength is changed to handling, making it suitable for race events rather than pursuits, because of its low weight.
Need for Speed: Carbon
It is the most powerful Tier 2 Tuner in Need for Speed: Carbon, offering grip performance that is up to par with the fastest Tier 2 cars. It is also more powerful than the rest of its Tuner rivals such as the Mitsubishi Eclipse GT, making it competitive in every race event. Pursuits should be avoided though.
Kenji drives a modified Mazda RX-7 with a Bushido vinyl theme. His car can be unlocked by the player for career mode use, after they have beaten Kenji and picking the car from a reward card. Similar to Angie's 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, it can be used effectively by the player and might make a purchase for another Tier 2 car redundant.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The Mazda RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a Tier 2 vehicle with a price of $21,000.
The game reimports its driving traits as seen in the predecessing game. Therefore, the Mazda RX-7 may be useful for Drift and Grip events mostly. However with high-level performance parts, the Mazda RX-7 is suitable for Speed Challenges events too.
Drift King Aki Kimura possesses a Mazda RX-7 with a Drift blueprint.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Mazda RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a Tier 3 vehicle with a price tag of $72,000. It is unlockable upon completing the Job "Nick of Time".
The RX-7 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 handles well in most corners too and is more effective than the Nissan 370Z.
Completing the first 30 events of the Challenge Series will award the player an RX-7 with a pre-applied "Battle Machine" livery.
The Mazda RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a Tier 2 vehicle with a price tag of $65,000. Players can unlock it upon collecting 30 Stars. It has a car rating of 5.60.
The Mazda 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.
Power is available at a sufficient level in every gear. It stops and steers well because of its good traction. The RX-7 is capable of keeping up with similarly ranged vehicles in most race events and is one of the best cars for Drift mode.
Need for Speed: World
Template:NFSWlink The Mazda RX-7 was added during the first Beta of Need for Speed: World on October 14, 2009 as a Tier 2 vehicle into the car dealership. Since August 22nd, 2012, the RX-7 has been no longer available for purchase.
Performance-wise, the RX-7 is one of the best Class D cars. Its handling bears a strong resemblance to its rendition from Need for Speed: Carbon, which is due to a light weight and responsive steering. Acceleration is also up to par with heavier and more powerful cars. Top speed is 144 mph (232 km/h).
The RX-7 is a superb choice for every race track in the game. It does not show any disadavantages in low heat level pursuit events. In higher heat levels, where police vehicles are featured with a heavier weight, the RX-7 feels less competitive.
The "Sidestep" variant was only available as an one-day rental for 150 and is currently not obtainable in the game. It came with a series of visual parts as standard and was featured minor performance upgrades.
Need for Speed: No Limits
The FD3S RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: No Limits as a Classic Sports car.
- Kurt, a member of The Eastriders crew, swaps his Acura RSX with a Mazda RX-7 during a later stage of the Underground Mode.
- The Mazda RX-7 FD RZ in Need for Speed: The Run is featured with a Battle Machine paint job.
|Mazda RX-7 (Model Range)|
|FC · FD (1992-1995) · FD (1999-2002) · FD RZ · FD Spirit R|
|BMW M3 · Ford Mustang GT · Mazda RX-7 · Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X · Pontiac GTO|
Ray Krieger · Karol Monroe · Aki Kimura · Ryo Watanabe · Nate Denver
|The Need for Speed - Vehicles|
|Class A||Ferrari 512TR · Lamborghini Diablo VT|
|Class B||Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 · Dodge Viper RT-10 · Porsche 911 Carrera|
|Class C||Acura NSX · Mazda RX-7 · Toyota Supra|
|Bonus||Warrior PTO E/2|
|Japan Releases||Nissan 180SX Type-X · Nissan Fairlady 240ZG · Nissan Fairlady 300ZX · Nissan Silvia K's · Nissan Skyline S54B · Nissan Skyline PGC10 · Nissan Skyline KPGC110 · Nissan Skyline KHGC211 · Nissan Skyline KDR30 · Nissan Skyline HR31 · Nissan Skyline R32 · Nissan Skyline R33 · Nissan R390|
|Police||Ford Mustang SSP|
|Traffic||BMW 3 Series (E30) · Chevrolet K-Series · Chevrolet G20 · Ford Probe · Honda CRX · Isuzu Rodeo · Jeep Wrangler · Nissan Axxess · Pontiac LeMans · Pontiac Sunbird · Subaru Leone · Toyota Corolla E70 Wagon · Volkswagen Jetta|
|Need for Speed: Underground - Vehicles|
|Vehicles||Acura Integra Type R (Honda Integra Type R) · Acura RSX · Dodge Neon · Ford Focus · Honda Civic Si · Honda S2000 · Hyundai Tiburon GT (Hyundai Coupe) · Mazda Miata (Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RoadsterJP) · Mazda RX-7 · Mitsubishi Eclipse · Mitsubishi Lancer · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z (Nissan Fairlady ZJP) · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 206 · Subaru Impreza · Toyota Celica · Toyota Supra · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|Traffic||Civil Car · Pickup Truck · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|Parentheses () denote vehicle names in European and Asian releases, JP denotes vehicle names in Japanese releases|