RX-7: Mazda's Rotary Engine Sportscar -Revised 2nd Edition

RX-7: Mazda's Rotary Engine Sportscar -Revised 2nd Edition
Author: Brian Long
Language English
Pages: 208
ISBN10: 1904788033
Genre: Uncategorized
Goodreads Rating: 4.57
ISBN13: 9781904788034
Published: June 17th 2004 by Veloce Publishing

Mazda launched its first rotary-engined car - the Cosmo - in 1966 and was the only car manufacturer to solve the major problems associated with Wankel's radical engine design so that the unit's potential could be exploited and enjoyed. Launched in 1978, the RX-7 provided effort and uncannily smooth performance, attributes that endeared the model to enthusiasts through three generations of production. With each reincarnation the RX-7 became more of a Grand Tourer and of a sportscar (a mantle handed on to the MX-5/Miata); global sales reduced as the car moved upmarket until, in the new millennium, the model was only sold in its native Japan.