RX-7 time­line

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

1978

The RX-7 ar­rives as a 1979 model. US mag­a­zine Road & Track de­scribes it as ‘a ma­jor break­through for the en­thu­si­ast.’

1979

Mazda’s com­mit­ment to the ro­tary en­gine – which al­most bankrupted it at one point – fi­nally pays off. The RX-7 proves to be re­li­able and picks up many US awards, plus a clas­sic win in the Day­tona 24-hours.

1979

A sin­gle high-spec RX-7 model goes on sale in the UK priced at £8549.

1981

A MkII ver­sion of the car hits the Bri­tish mar­ket with more power and torque, a rear spoiler, rear disc brakes and four­spoke al­loy wheels.

1986

Se­ries 2 RX-7 re­places Se­ries 1.

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