The Series 6 was the most successful car in terms of sales, as it was exported worldwide. In some countries such as Germany, the Series 6 was the only model to be exported due to new emission regulations.
The Series 7 featured minor engine changes and was sold as right-hand-drive version only.
The Mazda RX-7 FD was universally praised by critics, because of its rotary engine, which is unusual for cars. The motor of the car is noted for being powerful, thanks to a twin-turbo system.
It is also a popular car in pop culture due to its frequent appearances in racing games and action movies. The RX-7 has been successful in drift motorsport as well.
The Need for Speed
The Mazda RX-7 appears in The Need for Speed as a yellow Class C vehicle.
The Mazda RX-7 is unlocked after completing Underground Mode event 73 in Need for Speed: Underground. It is unlocked after completing URL event 10 within career stage 4 in Need for Speed: Underground 2. It can be purchased for $34,000 in Need for Speed: Underground Rivals.
|Stock||0-60 mph: 4.90 s||0-100 mph: 12.92 s||Top Speed: 155.0 mph (249 km/h)||Torque: 215.9 ft-lbs||Power: 255.7 bhp|
|Fully Upgraded||0-60 mph: 3.12 s||0-100 mph: 8.53 s||Top Speed: 213.0 mph (343 km/h)||Torque: 291.3 ft-lbs||Power: 441.6 bhp|
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
The RX-7 is able to reach a slightly higher top speed than most Japanese sports cars. Because of its low weight, the RX-7 has great handling, making it more useful in race events rather than pursuits.
Need for Speed: Carbon
The Mazda RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a Tier 2 Tuner class vehicle and can be purchased for 65,000 cash. To unlock it for purchase, the player must defeat Bushido boss Kenji, who also drives a modified RX-7 with a Bushido vinyl theme. It is obtainable as a pink slip from his Boss Bonus Card reward.
Compared to the rest of the Tier 2 Tuner lineup, the RX-7 has the best acceleration and top speed but still offers impressive handling performance that is up to par with the most capable Tier 2 cars. It might be less effective in pursuits, as it is not very durable in crashes.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The Mazda RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: ProStreet as a Tier 2 vehicle with a price of $21,000.
The game reintroduces the RX-7 with its driving traits from Need for Speed: Carbon, giving it good acceleration and handling. Therefore, the Mazda RX-7 is best used for Drift and Grip events, although it can be made useful for Speed Challenges with upgrades.
Drift King Aki Kimura drives a Mazda RX-7 with a Drift blueprint.
Need for Speed: Undercover
The Mazda RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a Tier 3 vehicle with a price tag of $72,000. It is unlockable upon completing the Job Nick of Time. It appears in the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases with a price tag of $41,000.
The RX-7 is notable for its quick acceleration and high top speed. It can reach 160 mph (257 km/h) in stock form and 209 mph (337 km/h) when fully upgraded. It also handles well in corners.
Completing the first 30 events of the Challenge Series will award the player an RX-7 with a pre-applied "Battle Machine" livery.
The Mazda RX-7 appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a Tier 2 vehicle with a price tag of $65,000. Players can unlock it upon collecting 30 Stars. It has a car rating of 5.60.
The Mazda RX-7 appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Retro Road vehicle with a price of $24,800. It has an overall performance rating of D 440 and a handling rating of 2.80.
Power availability is mostly sufficient in every gear. It stops and steers well because of its oustanding grip performance. The RX-7 is capable of keeping up with similarly ranged vehicles in most race events and is one of the best cars for drifting.
Need for Speed: World
Performance-wise, the RX-7 is one of the best Class D cars. Its handling bears a strong resemblance to its rendition from Need for Speed: Carbon, which is due to a light weight and responsive steering. Acceleration is also up to par with heavier and more powerful cars. Top speed is 144 mph (232 km/h).
The RX-7 is a superb choice for every race track in the game. It does not show any disadavantages in low heat level pursuit events. In higher heat levels, where police vehicles are featured with a heavier weight, the RX-7 feels less competitive.
|Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating|
|The Blue style is a stock speedboost car that costs 2300. It was made available on December 16th, 2010.
|The White style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs 700,000, and was initially released on October 14, 2009 as part of the Taiwan closed test session.
Before August 22nd, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 10 or above and cost 60,000.
|The Sidestep style is a rental car that can be leased for 150. It was made available on July 27th, 2010.
|The Sidestep style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for 300,000. It was made available on June 1st, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.
|The Battle Machine style is a Need for Speed classic car that costs 2600. It was released on April 19th, 2011.
Before August 22nd, 2012, it could be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 22 or above and cost 300,000.
It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and a selection of aftermarket parts. It is based on the Battle Machine Mazda RX-7 featured on the cover art of Need for Speed: ProStreet.
- Kurt, a member of The Eastsiders crew, swaps his Acura RSX with a Mazda RX-7 during a later stage of the Underground Mode.
- The Mazda RX-7 RZ in Need for Speed: The Run is featured with a Battle Machine paint job.
- Aki Kimura's RX-7 can be seen in the demo of Need for Speed: Prostreet.
|Mazda RX-7 (Model Range)|
|FC · FD (1992-1995) · FD (1999-2002) · FD RZ · FD Spirit R|
|BMW M3 · Ford Mustang GT · Mazda RX-7 · Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X · Pontiac GTO|
Ray Krieger · Karol Monroe · Aki Kimura · Ryo Watanabe · Nate Denver
|The Need for Speed - Vehicles|
|Class A||Ferrari 512TR · Lamborghini Diablo VT|
|Class B||Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 · Dodge Viper RT-10 · Porsche 911 Carrera|
|Class C||Acura NSX · Mazda RX-7 · Toyota Supra|
|Bonus||Warrior PTO E/2|
|Japan Releases||Nissan 180SX Type-X · Nissan Fairlady 240ZG · Nissan Fairlady 300ZX · Nissan Silvia K's · Nissan Skyline S54B · Nissan Skyline PGC10 · Nissan Skyline KPGC110 · Nissan Skyline KHGC221 · Nissan Skyline KDR30 · Nissan Skyline HR31 · Nissan Skyline R32 · Nissan Skyline R33 · Nissan R390|
|Police||Ford Mustang SSP|
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|Need for Speed: Underground - Vehicles|
|Vehicles||Acura Integra Type R (Honda Integra Type R) · Acura RSX · Dodge Neon · Ford Focus · Honda Civic Si · Honda S2000 · Hyundai Tiburon GT (Hyundai Coupe) · Mazda Miata (Mazda MX-5 · Mazda RoadsterJP) · Mazda RX-7 · Mitsubishi Eclipse · Mitsubishi Lancer · Nissan 240SX · Nissan 350Z (Nissan Fairlady ZJP) · Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V · Nissan Skyline GT-R · Peugeot 206 · Subaru Impreza · Toyota Celica · Toyota Supra · Volkswagen Golf GTI|
|Traffic||Civil Car · Pickup Truck · SUV · Taxi · Van|
|Parentheses () denote vehicle names in European and Asian releases, JP denotes vehicle names in Japanese releases|