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The Mazda RX-7 was in production from 1978 through 2002 with 811,634 examples produced. The third generation of the Mazda RX-7 (chassis code FD3S for Japan and JM1FD for North America) appeared in the spring of 1993 and remained in production through 2002 with 68,589 examples built.

The Wankel 80 cubic-inch rotary engine was fitted with twin turbochargers and air-to-air coolers. With two coaxial three-lobe rotors, this small-displacement engine was capable of producing an impressive 255 horsepower. The 2-passenger coupe could race from zero-to-sixty mph in just 4.9 seconds.

The third-generation RX-7 wore new styling by Yoichi Sato and Wu-Huang Chin.

The 1993 Mazda RX-7 was available as the base, Touring, and the R. The Touring added a sunroof, leather seats, fog lights, a Bose Acoustic Wave system, and a rear window wiper. The R had upgraded springs, Bilstein shocks, an additional engine oil cooler, suede seats, and an aerodynamics package that included a rear window and a front lip. The R package for 1994 and 1995 had a slightly softer suspension.

The 1993 Mazda RX-7 had a base price of $32,500, making it the most expensive vehicle in the Mazda lineup. The 323 listed at $8,000, the Protege was priced from $9,700 to $11,300, and the 626 ranged from the low-$14,000 to the mid-$21,000s. The 929 sedan was the closest to the RX-7, with prices that ranged from $29,200 to $31,000. For buyers seeking a similar two-door sport car persona, Mazda also had the $15,300 Miata Roadster, powered by a four-cylinder engine that developed 116 horsepower.

In 1993 the Mazda RX-7 was named Motor Trend magazine's Import Car of the Year and one of Car and Driver's Ten Best.


by Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2019

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Mazda Monthly Sales Volume

January 2023
22,967
December 2022
27,292
November 2022
26,906
September 2022
23,770
July 2022
23,393
June 2022
15,130
May 2022
15,312
March 2022
33,023
February 2022
28,166
January 2022
21,079
Additional Sales Volume Data


Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

1993 RX-7
$32,550-$466,000

Other 1993 Mazda Models

RX-7

Year
Production
Wheelbase
Engine
Prices
95.50 in.
2 cyl., 79.82 CID., 255.00hp
$34,040 - $34,040
95.50 in.
2 cyl., 79.82 CID., 255.00hp
$32,550 - $32,550
95.50 in.
2 cyl., 79.82 CID., 255.00hp
$33,600 - $33,600

Industry Production

#1#2#3Mazda
1998Ford (878,405)Honda (751,032)Chevrolet (561,218)
1997Ford (913,440)Honda (722,431)Chevrolet (650,820)
1996Ford (1,036,048)Honda (680,711)Pontiac (541,844)
1995Ford (1,012,818)Chevrolet (665,955)Honda (643,336)
1994Ford (1,220,512)Chevrolet (651,647)Honda (650,105)282,799
1993Ford (1,026,338)Chevrolet (692,116)Honda (608,149)259,890
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)
1991Ford (1,162,256)Chevrolet (895,569)Honda (659,659)
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)244,720
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)263,378
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)256,050

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