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August 30, 2001

RX-7 Limited Edition Model Maximizes Driving Pleasure

- Features custom height-adjustable dampers and sporty interior accessories -

Mazda Motor Corporation has released a limited edition version of the RX-7 rotary engine real sports car. Equipped with features designed to enhance driving pleasure and its sporty appeal, the new Type R Bathurst R goes on sale today at Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan.

The RX-7 has a particularly distinctive design, brimming with originality. Its lightweight, compact, high-output rotary engine allows it to raise responsive handling and performance to an exceptionally high level. The RX-7 is a sports car that exemplifies the Mazda spirit.

The new limited edition model is based on the Type R, with the lightest power-weight ratio among RX-7 series, and features custom height-adjustable dampers designed specially for the limited edition model for enhanced driving excitement. In addition, employing the carbon tone cockpit reminiscent of a racing car adds up to a thoroughly sporty feel. Three body colors are available, including exclusive color for this limited edition vehicle: Sunburst Yellow.

The name Bathurst was chosen to commemorate the Bathurst 12-hour car race in Australia, where the RX-7 has been victorious for three consecutive years (1992 through 1994). Since that time all limited edition versions of the RX-7 have carried the Bathurst name.

Sales of the RX-7 Type R Bathurst R are limited to 500 units for all of Japan.

RX-7 Type R Bathurst R
RX-7 Type R Bathurst R

Features of the Type R Bathurst R
The Type R Bathurst R takes as its basis the Type R, the lightest power-weight ratio among RX-7 series, and adds custom height-adjustable dampers designed specially for this limited edition model. This provides a unique driving experience to match the individuality of the customer. Carbon tone interior panels accentuate the sporty feel.

- Custom "Bathurst R" decals
- Height-adjustable dampers (custom designed for the limited edition model)
* Adjustment is performed by the dealer with request of customers
- Carbon tone panels (center panel, center console, power window switch panel and small storage compartment cover on driver's side) (manufactured by Mazda Speed)
- Carbon shift knob and parking brake lever (manufactured by Mazda Speed)
Available body colors: Sunburst Yellow (exclusive to the limited edition model), Pure White, Innocent Blue Mica

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (Excluding Tax) (Unit: 1,000 yen)
Engine Name Transmission Maximum output Price (nationwide)
13B RE-W Type R
5-speed manual
206 kW (280 PS) 3,398