Mazda Motor Corporation today announces the
launch of three models in the RX-7 "Spirit
R," a limited-production series of the
RX-7 rotary engine sports car. As the final
limited-production series of the RX-7, the
Sprit R series goes on sale on April 22 at
Mazda Anfini and selected Mazda dealerships
The third-generation RX-7, first launched
in 1991, has a particularly distinctive exterior
design. Its lightweight, compact and high-output
rotary engine enables the driver to feel
superb driving pleasure. Epitomizing Mazda's
spirit of sports car, the RX-7 has won popularity
among the customers since its 1978 launch.
Mazda envisions the production of the current
RX-7 model (FD-3S) to come to an end in August
The Spirit R series is available in three models: the Type A, a two-seater with
a five-speed manual transmission; the Type-B, a four-seater with a five-speed
manual transmission; and the Type-C, a four-seater with a four-speed automatic
transmission. All three models are equipped with common interior and exterior
features, such as BBS-manufactured 17-inch wheels, red brake calipers, and interior
panels with a special soft coating, while each model shows off its own equipment
to make a difference from the other.
The Type-A Spirit R is a two-seater model fitted with the Recaro-made exclusive
red full bucket seats. These lightweight seats reduce the overall chassis weight
of the vehicle by approximately 10 kg. Braking performance is enhanced through
the use of large drilled type ventilated disk brakes for all four wheels and high
rigid stainless mesh brake hoses. The Type-A Spirit R model is the ultimate RX-7,
boasting the most outstanding driving performance in its history.
Applicable to any model of the Spirit R, five outer panel colors including Titanium
Gray Metallic are available.
1,500 units of the RX-7 'Spirit R' series are sold only in Japan.
The RX-7 line-up is available with the Spirit R series and the special edition
model "Type R Bathurst" that was launched last December.
Product Outline of Limited-Production Model 'Spirit R'
Final Limited Edition RX-7 'Spirit R' (Type-A
Features common to all three series models
||Interior panels with soft coating (meter panel, center panel, center console,
power window switch panels)
||Steering wheel and knob with red stitching (Nardi-made leather steering wheel,
leather shift knob, leather parking brake lever, and shift boot for manual transmission
|| Red brake calipers and front strut tower bars
|| 17-inch aluminum wheels manufactured by BBS (gun metallic color for Type-A,
and silver for Type-B and Type-C)
|| Spirit R exclusive ornament
|| Spirit R exclusive meters
||Large drilled type bench rated disk brakes for all four wheels
(Type-A and Type-B)
||High rigid stainless mesh brake hoses (Type-A and Type-B)
||Exclusive dampers manufactured by Bilstein (Type-A and Type-B)
||Recaro lightweight full bucket seats (Type-A)
||Authentic leather red bucket seats (Type-B and Type-C)
Titanium Gray Metallic (exclusive color for Spirit R series), Innocent Blue Mica,
Pure White, Brilliant Black, and Vintage Red
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (Excluding Tax)
||(Unit: 1,000 yen)
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