|Mazda RX-7 GT-Turbo (SA22C) '83|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 2 (RM)|
|Max Power||161 BHP|
|Max Torque||166.4 lb-ft|
|Weight||1,020 kilograms (2,200 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||6.34 kilograms (14.0 lb) per horsepower|
There are five colors available for this vehicle, they are unnamed in-game:
- Ivory White
- Steel Grey
- Classic Red
This description is taken from the NTSC version of Gran Turismo 2:
Strict emissions regulations in the 1970s were a major challenge to the development of high-performance Japanese (and other) cars. There was doubt that performance-oriented engines would survive, and fear that those which did would not have much power. In that atmosphere, the SA22C RX-7 made its debut in March, 1978, with the catchy slogan "The envious RX-7". The rotary engine's fuel economy could have been better, but emissions levels were met by use of a thermal reactor. Power was no problem, with 128 BHP in Japanese spec at the time of its introduction (100 BHP at 6000 rpm and 105 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm meeting more stringent U.S. emissions requirements). A turbo model, with 163 BHP, was introduced later. The first-generation RX-7's sleek styling added to its popularity. There was no doubt that it was a real sports car judging by its looks. And, with the lightweight rotary engine mounted behind the front axle line for near-50/50 weight distribution and great handling, the RX-7 was a ray of bright light in an era of automotive darkness. The live rear axle only caused problems when cornering hard on poor road surfaces, and the suspension was refined throughout the model's long life span. The first-generation RX-7 still has quite a following today because of its low price and entertaining performance potential.
This car can be purchased at the Mazda Used Cars dealership for 5,000-7,000 Credits.