It's a bitter sweet ending for Mazda's rotary engine as production has reportedly ceased. Despite its shortcomings, a lot of respect goes to Mazda for daring to be different and staying loyal to the rotary engine for so many years. However, the rotary will live on for collectors and enthusiasts in coveted models such as this third-generation Mazda RX-7 (FD).
Sent to WCF by Compact Conversions, a London based body shop, this RX-7 features a 1.3-liter 13B-REW twin-turbocharger rotary engine which in stock form outputs 280 PS (206 kW / 276 bhp). But without providing details, Compact Conversions tells us this particular specimen tops 450bhp.
This RX-7 also features Compact's own GT body kit consisting of front and rear bumpers, side skirts, rear spoiler and new bonnet. Other upgrades include a lowered suspension and custom two-tone re-spray.
The RX-7 FD was produced between 1992-2002 and wad the first-ever vehicle to have a mass-produced sequential twin-turbocharger system.
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