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Mazda RX-7 Type RZ (FD) '00
Mazda-rx-7-type-rz-00
Appears in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Mazda
Displacement 1308 cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Aspiration Turbo
Engine Mazda 13B-REW 2-rotor twin turbo Wankel rotary engine
Max Power 274 BHP
Performance Points 461 PP
Weight 1,270 kilograms (2,800 lb)

The Mazda RX-7 Type RZ (FD) '00 is a rotary-powered 2-door sports coupe once produced by Mazda. It first appears in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec.

In-game descriptionEdit

"The 3rd generation FD RX-7, now up to 276 BHP, standing side by side with supercars."

Arguably, one of the purest sports cars to come from Japan is the third-generation RX-7 (FD3S) that was introduced in 1991. Gone was the name "Savanna" that graced previous models, replaced by the moniker, Ẽfini RX-7. The FD3S was wider than the FC, and significantly lighter at 1200 kg, thanks to the aluminum used for the hood, double wishbone suspension, and spare tire jack.

New life was breathed into the 13B Wankel via the new twin sequential turbochargers. The rotary engine produced 251 HP and 216.9 ft-lb of torque. With each passing year, the FD got better, with dramatic improvements in body rigidity and the ABS. Available only in the Japan market was the limited-edition Type RZ, followed by the Type R Bathurst R in 2001 that came equipped with self-leveling shocks.

The 13B got an upgrade in 1996 and produced 261 HP. In 1998, after Mazda refined the engine's cooling system, the two-rotor Wankel was able to produce the maximum 276 HP allowed for JDM cars at the time. This allowed the Type R to beast a power-to-weight ratio of 0.22 HP/kg, which put it in the same league as the exotics. In August 2002, the Spirit R was introduced as an anniversary model as the last one in the series. After 25 years of delighting sports car fans around the world, the RX-7 was discontinued.

AcquisitionEdit

GT3Edit

This car can be bought at the Mazda dealership for 39,980 Credits. It can also be won by winning the Japanese Championship in the Amateur League where it has a 25% chance of being won. It is also one of a handful of cars available to use in Arcade Mode from the start of the game, labeled an A-Class car. It is only available in Snow White Pearl Mica.

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Late 90's Used Car Dealership for around 25,986 Credits, depending on the mileage. Like in GT3, it is only available in Snow White Pearl Mica.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 39,980 Credits. Like in GT4, it is only available in Snow White Pearl Mica.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Mazda RX-7 Type RZ (FD) '00 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for around 35,590 Credits, depending on mileage. It is a Level 6 car. Like in GTPSP, it is only available in Snow White Pearl Mica.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 39.980 Credits. It is a simplified car. Like in GT5, it is only available in Snow White Pearl Mica.

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive

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