When Mazda released the RX-7 to the world in 1978, it was one of a mere handful of cars that would use the Wankel rotary engine. Renowned for its unmatched smoothness and high-rev abilities, the rotary engine didn't find favor in many cars due to its maintenance requirements and comparatively higher emissions. Those who have driven a rotary-engined car will tell you that the experience is like no other since rotary motion is generated from the start of the combustion process. Why not check out the rotary engine experience with this 1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II that's currently up for sale? The car has just 46,580 miles and has received some new maintenance items to ease your worries.
This 1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II hails from the second generation of the RX-7 nameplate and showcases that signature Eighties straight-edged style. Clothed in black, it looks amazing, replete with pop-up headlamps, turbine-styled wheels, and a rear glass hatch. Coming in at just 169 inches long, it's quite diminutive as well, shorter than many modern compact cars today. At the rear, we see upgraded exhaust pipes with silver tips. Inside, you'll find a two-seat cabin with gray fabric seats and an upholstered luggage area behind them that's directly beneath the large glass rear hatch. As one of Mazda's signature products at the time, this 1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II has a high specification, including power mirrors, power windows, power door locks, and air conditioning which reportedly requires a recharge to work properly. Another pleasant surprise is the period JDM radio cassette, which includes a digital tuner, presets, and even a nine-band equalizer. This system would be a treat for vintage audio lovers who love to cruise to their favorite tunes. The instrument cluster is also clear and neat, with big analog dials for speed and revs and smaller ones for fuel, engine temperature, turbo boost pressure, and oil pressure.
This 1987 Mazda RX-7 Turbo II is powered by a 13B 1.3-liter twin-rotor engine that's paired with a twin-scroll turbocharger and an air-to-air intercooler. Outputs sit at 182hp and 185lb-ft, sent to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission that's reportedly received a short-shifter. The current owner also reports that this RX-7 has received a new radiator, fan clutch, drive belt, and thermostat.
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