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December 10, 2001

Type R Bathurst, Special Version of RX-7, Goes on Sale

- Equipped with custom height-adjustable dampers for enhanced driving pleasure -

Mazda Motor Corporation announces the launch of the Type R Bathurst,* a special version of the rotary-powered RX-7 sports car. Equipped with custom height-adjustable dampers,** the Type R Bathurst goes on sale today at Mazda Anfini and selected Mazda 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 special edition Type R Bathurst is based on the Type R, the RX-7 with the lightest power-weight ratio. It is equipped with custom height-adjustable dampers, a popular feature of the Type R Bathurst R, a limited edition model released this August, to enhance driving excitement. The Type R Bathurst is also fitted with special fog lamps. Five body colors are available to choose from: Innocent Blue Mica, Pure White, Brilliant Black, Vintage Red, and Sunlight Silver Metallic.

* The name Bathurst was chosen to commemorate the Bathurst 12-hour car race in Australia, where the RX-7 was victorious for three consecutive years (1992 through 1994).
** Adjustments can be made by the dealer at the customer's request.

Type R Bathurst, Special Version of RX-7

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (excluding tax)
(Unit: 1,000 yen)
Engine Name Transmission Maximum Output Nationwide Retail Price
13B-REW Type R Bathurst 5MT 206 kW (280 PS) 3,398