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The Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) '02 is a sports car produced by Mazda. It appears in almost all games since Gran Turismo Concept (except for Gran Turismo HD Concept), including Gran Turismo Sport, where it was added as part of Update 1.10, released on December 22, 2017, and Gran Turismo 7.

Colors[]

The player can pick five colors when they buy this car.

  • Pure White
  • Titanium Gray Metallic
  • Brilliant Black
  • Vintage Red
  • Innocent Blue Mica

Description[]

"The last commemorative model of the RX-7 that ended its 25-year history."

Arguably, one of the purest sports cars to come from Japan is the third-generation RX-7 (FD3S) that was introduced in 1991. Gone was the name "Savanna" that graced previous models, replaced by the moniker, Ẽfini RX-7. The FD3S was wider than the FC, and significantly lighter at 1,200 kg (2,600 lb), thanks to the aluminum used for the hood, double wishbone suspension, and spare tire jack.

New life was breathed into the 13B Wankel via the new twin sequential turbochargers. The rotary engine produced 251 BHP and 216.9 lb-ft of torque. With each passing year, the FD got better, with dramatic improvements in body rigidity and the ABS. Available only in the Japan market was the limited-edition Type RZ, followed by the Type R Bathurst R in 2001 that came equipped with self-leveling shocks.

The 13B got an upgrade in 1996 and produced 261 BHP. In 1998, after Mazda refined the engine's cooling system, the two-rotor Wankel was able to produce the maximum 276 BHP allowed for JDM cars at the time. This allowed the Type R to beast a power-to-weight ratio of 0.22 BHP/kg, which put it in the same league as the exotics. In August 2002, the Spirit R was introduced as an anniversary model as the last one in the series. After 25 years of delighting sports car fans around the world, the RX-7 was discontinued.

Used Car Dealership (GT7)[]

Those in the market for a rotary–engine car need look no further than Mazda's RX-7. This model, the FD3S "Spirit R," was the last RX-7 version produced. Its twin–rotor twin–turbocharged Wankel engine—another name for the rotary engine—can generate up to 276.1 HP. The tires and suspension were upgraded, too, and this "Type A" 2–seater weighed only 2800 lb, making it a virtual race car for the street. Many years have passed since production of the FD RX-7 ended, but it remains the pinnacle of rotary–engine sports cars.

Acquisition[]

GT Concept[]

This car is available to the player in Arcade Mode from the beginning.

GT4 Prologue[]

The player can unlock this car by completing the coffee break #3 in the Driving School area.

GT4[]

This car can be bought at the Mazda New Cars Dealership for 39,980 Credits.

GT5 Prologue[]

This car can be purchased at the Mazda dealership for 40,000 Credits.

GTPSP[]

This car can be purchased for 40,000 Credits.

GT5[]

As a Premium car, the Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) '02 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 40,000 Credits. It is a Level 7 car. A Standard version of this car can be imported from Gran Turismo PSP, but its use is limited to Arcade Mode only.

GT6[]

This car can be purchased for 40,000 Credits. It is a detailed car.

GT Sport[]

This car can be purchased in the Mazda section of Brand Central for 40,000 Credits.

GT7[]

This car can be purchased from the Mazda dealership in Brand Central for 250,000 Credits. It occasionally appears in the Used Car Dealer for around 215,800 Credits, though its exact price in the Used Car Dealer varies with mileage. It is also one of the cars offered for offline use in Arcade Mode.

Trivia[]

  • Thumbnails for tuned versions of the car can be found in GT5P's files, although the car was cut from that game. None of them display any difference to the regular car, however, apart from the "ft" variant having fatter tires and lower ride height.[1]
  • In GT Sport and GT7, a beeping sound will initiate when the car reaches 7,500rpm when in cockpit view. The same also occurs with the Mazda RX-7 GT-X (FC) '90. This is likely due to the high redlines of rotary engines, and to prevent over-revving the engine, furthermore as it would have the tendency to consume more fuel than piston-engined cars despite their small displacement.

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