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Mazda RX-7 Type RZ (FD, J) '96
Mazda RX-7 Type RZ (FD, J) '96
Appears in Gran Turismo 2 (RM)[1]
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[2]
Interior in GT6 Simple[3]
Manufacturer Mazda
Displacement 1308cc (654cc x 2)
Drivetrain FR[4]
Aspiration Turbo
Engine 13B-REW
Max Power 260 BHP
Performance Points 441 PP
Max Torque 217.0 lb-ft
Weight 1,250 kilograms (2,800 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 4.81 kg (10.6 lb)per horsepower

The Mazda RX-7 Type RZ (FD, J) '96 is a 3rd generation RX-7 produced by Mazda. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 2, barring its appearance in Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and Gran Turismo Sport.

ColorsEdit

There is only one color available for this vehicle:

  • Brilliant Black

In-game descriptionEdit

"Now producing 261 BHP in the minor change to the 3rd generation Type IV."

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 lb-ft 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

GT2Edit

This car can be purchased at the Mazda Used Cars dealership for around 21,500 Credits. It is only available in the international versions of the game.

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Used Car Showroom (Late '90s) for around 19,800 Credits. The exact price of the car may vary depending on the mileage. It is only available in the international versions of the game.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Mazda RX-7 Type RZ (FD, J) '96 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 29,728 Credits. It is a Level 4 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 39,750 Credits. It has a simple interior.

PicturesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Available to be Race Modified
  2. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  3. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  4. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive