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1981 Mazda RX-7

The big news for the 1981 Mazda RX-7 was the addition of a GSL version to the lineup, joining the S and GS trim levels. The GSL was a luxury option that added leather seats, power windows, disc brakes, alloy wheels, limited-slip differential, and cruise control. Selecting this option added $2,000 to the base price of $9,400. The other trim levels received a larger fuel tank, a revised dashboard, and minor modifications to the front and rear. Power was from the Wankel engine which featured two coaxial three-lobe rotors, light-alloy trochoid housings, and cast-iron rotors. The engine displaced 70 CID and offered 100 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission was standard.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2016

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In 1969 Mazda Project engineer Akio Uchiyama began work on a two-seater sports car. Internally it was called project X020A and eventually became known as RS-X. The idea was to share a chassis from a production saloon thus saving on production costs and limiting the time-to-market. This project continued until 1973 when the oil crisis finally put an end to the car. Around 1975 Sinpei Hanaoka,....
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The most famous aspect of this vehicle is probably the engine. It was a revolutionary engine created by Felix Wankel and named the Wankel Rotary Engine. Inside an elongated chamber, a rotor with three curved sides revolves around a central driveshaft. Air and fuel enter from the sides and are compressed as the rotor spins. The result is the equivalent of a conventional combustion chamber.....
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Mazda Monthly Sales Volume

August 2020
26,089
July 2020
24,085
June 2020
25,326
May 2020
24,933
April 2020
10,940
March 2020
15,664
February 2020
28,385
January 2020
23,621
December 2019
26,491
November 2019
24,374
October 2019
19,520
September 2019
18,838
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Price Comparison

1981 RX-7
$11,395-$162,550
1981 Mazda RX-7 Price Range: $9,395 - $11,395

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mazda
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)811,371
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)815,074
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)764,309
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)861,580
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)824,247
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)840,630
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)736,544
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)647,001
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)75,309
1977Chevrolet (2,543,153)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,840,427)498,691
1976Chevrolet (2,103,862)Toyota (1,884,260)Ford (1,861,537)446,618

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