Mazda launched its first rotary-engine car--the Cosmo--in 1966, and was the only car manufacturer to solve the problems associated with Wankel’s radical engine design and allow the unit's potential to be fully enjoyed.
The RX-7 of 1978 provided effortless and uncannily smooth performance, attributes that endeared the model to enthusiasts through three generations of production.
Each reincarnation the RX-7 became more of a Grand Tourer, and less of a sports car (a mantle handed on to the MX-5/Miata). Global sales reduced as the car moved upmarket until, in the new millennium, the model was only sold in its native Japan.
Lavishly illustrated with high quality color photographs, RX-7 Mazda’s Rotary Engine Sports Car provides an in-depth insight into this amazing production automobile.