1992 Mazda RX-7 Twin Turbo. Type R. Red
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Here at Newera Imports, we seek out the very best examples only. For RX-7's we pay particular importance to mileage and genuine condition. This fine example of an RX-7 has been beautifully looked after and covered just 28,038 genuine miles from new!
Once you completely understand a rotary, it makes a lot of sense. Vibration is much less than a conventional Piston engine. It's also a much lighter power plant, which makes a lot of sense again. Why carry a heavy weight at the front of a car if you don't have to? The RX-7 was engineered to be very light - even as far as making the jack from aluminium. Suspension arms are made from aluminium and it's a double wishbone design on each corner. Weight distribution is perfect at 50/50. Having no valves, pistons, etc. they're also much more easily tuned to get more power - although it's important to know what you're doing when tuning these. Contrary to general (un-informed) belief, the engines don't expire at low mileage - if well looked after. A standard tune engine should see 70,000 miles - some of the examples we have supplied are nearing 80,000 miles and still going well. Rebuilds are also easy and not as costly as people perceive - available in the UK from £2,000 - which then gives another 70,000 miles plus. Our own RX-7 is driven hard each time it goes out - often on racetracks, but comes back for more each time. After trying every Japanese sports car out here, to us - the RX-7 has stood above the rest as the sports car offering the most entertainment, best handling and most rewards for capable driving. The Japanese have plenty of very experienced specialists - the UK has a handful only. In order to understand these deeply, we tuned our own to our requirements, so we feel we know these cars extremely well and can therefore consistently hand-pick the very best examples available for each of our customers.
The bodywork on this example is largely original, improved with small details. The factory front lip spoiler has been colour coded by the previous owner, improving the front end look. The rear wing has been replaced for a RE Amemiya item. Rare factory option side skirts are also fitted, along with rear bumper flares, completing the factory apperance that this car carries so neatly. The wheels have been replaced with Mazdaspeed 17" Lightweight Forged Split Rim items, shod with healthy Goodyear Super Ducaro tyres (255/40 ZR17 Rear, 235/45 ZR17 Front). The attention to detail is superb, even the brake calipers having been colour coded to match the bodywork. This is mechanically, a completely original example, ideal for a younger driver who wants a car for daily use and doesn't want the extra insurance loading from a modified example - or for someone more mature who doesn't want a modified car, but still wants a car he can use every day, that will give excellent performance and reliability.Original equipment includes: Front and rear original strut braces, twin oil coolers (best for keeping oil within the optimum operating temperature), factory option driving lights, original lightweight alcantara suede sports seats, rear seats incl. seatbelts, PAS, E/W (Auto up/down on drivers side), A/C, 3 channel ABS, original fitted mats. The original tool kit is complete and unused and includes the optional additional tool tray. Spare tyre is also unused. A factory option rear parcel shelf is also fitted. No Hi-Fi is currently fitted.
We test drove this RX-7 thoroughly for handling, acceleration and braking, and found it drives absolutely faultlessly. Engine and a complete mechanical integrity check was carried out. There are no faults at all to report and the car feels tight and rattle free. With a car of such low weight, standard power is plenty with 0-60 in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 160 mph. Handling is also amongst the very best available, with double wishbone alloy suspension on each corner. By far the best suspension available for production cars - and very rare except on the most exotic. The standard suspension is retained giving an excellent balance of comfort and handling.Although the ECU is standard, this RX-7 twin turbo pulls very well indeed - with good idle, etc. It drives much like a new car and performance is excellent, once again reminding us of how good these cars are, even without major modification. It's making approx. 265 bhp as is. Oil pressure is good. No smoke on start up and it idles well, giving an excellent spread of power throughout the rev range, with strong power from around 2,500 rpm all the way to the red line. To deliver even greater performance, we suggest fitment of an Apexi Power FC and boost controller, combined with simple breathing mods (Induction and Exhaust) giving an impressive gain in power from 265 bhp to approximately 320BHP with only these simple mods.
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The interior is in completely original condition and confirms the mileage is very low for the lack of use it's had since new. The standard steering wheel has been replaced with a leather Momo item, along with the gearknob, now a Razo item. The ashtray has been replaced with the optional storage box/elbow rest.Auction grade is 4 (Copy of the auction sheet is available). In superb condition throughout, the red paintwork is in as new condition. It's evident that this RX-7 has been garaged since new and not been driven hard at all! There are no stone chips to the front, brake discs also look new and unworn, which to us is a good indication it's been driven carefully and always at legal speeds. It's also still got the original speed restrictor fitted (To be removed when preparing this car in UK).
As with all the cars we stock, to check it thoroughly we washed and checked the bodywork on this car and found only minor faults. The front lip spoiler is slightly scratched and the drivers sill trim has some cracking paint. We will have these faults repaired as part of UK preparation to present this car to our usual high standards of quality. There is a single very small pin dent to the n/s door. This is too small to warrant repair.
RX-7's in as beautiful condition as this combined at an affordable price are extremely hard to find, even in Japan. Clearly this example was cherished by it's prevoius owner and very rarely used! The engine is in fine health with high oil pressure and nearly new oil. The turbos are healthy and this car gives perfect starting every time. From test drive - it's producing an excellent spread of power - perfectly healthy and with plenty of life to give with mileage this low. For complete peace of mind, a comprehensive Motorcare warranty will be supplied with this car. Amongst the full cover, it includes rotor tips and water seals.
As this is not a tuned example, it is very suitable both for daily driving as a weekend toy, for all wanting a beautiful looking original 3rd Generation RX-7. Alternatively it provides a very original, unmolested, low mileage modifying base.
Including full UK conversions, de-restriction and recalibration of odometer to miles, registration, road tax, new MOT and a year's comprehensive warranty this car is available for A deposit of £1,000 secures this car for shipment. Please Contact us using the inquiry form to obtain full information on this RX-7.
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