Built between 1992 to 2002, the third generation of the RX-7 – the FD3S, would also serve as the final generation of the RX-7 nameplate before it was retired from Mazda’s lineup. Aimed to compete against the likes of the Porsche 911, the RX-7 FD3S featured one of the most striking designs to come out of the sea of mass-produced Japanese models at the time. In addition, it featured Mazda’s first ever mass-produced sequential twin-turbo setup – employing one turbo at low revs, with another spooling into action above 4,000 RPM. The RX-7 FD3S also continued to carry on the legacy of Mazda’s famous – and infamous – Wankel Rotary engine, serving as the last Mazda model to feature it with forced induction.
Today, the RX-7 FD3S is highly regarded as one of the legends in the Japanese import community – alongside models like the Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R and Toyota A80 Supra. The RX-7 FD3S has also become a pop culture icon in everything associated with Japanese tuner cars – from the famous manga/anime series ‘Initial D’ as the car of choice of Keisuke Takahshi, to being featured prominently in street racing movies, magazine covers, and video games celebrating tuner car culture
This is a 1999 Mazda RX-7 FD3S, finished in Chaste White with a Black interior. This car was originally made for the Japanese market prior to being imported into Hong Kong – at this time, no auction sheet detailing its original condition can be provided. The seller highlights that this RX-7 has been converted from its original twin-turbo setup to a single turbo setup.
Modifications on this car are extensive and include the following:
Performance modifications include a BorgWarner ERF 8374 turbocharger, aftermarket fuel injectors, aftermarket intercooler, Autoexe air intake, Adaptronic engine management system, Radium fuel pressure regulator, Advance alternator, Endless brake pads, Autoexe brake discs, a FEED exhaust tailipipe, aftermarket blow off valve, Koyo radiator, Knight Sports intercooler, Exedy clutch, Aragosta Type E suspension kit, Mazdaspeed shock absorbers, aftermarket subframe rigid collar kit, Auto Exe chassis bracing, Swift sway bar, and RE Amemiya strut bar. Exterior modifications are limited to a set of Volk Racing TE37 Saga wheels.
Interior modifications include Defi center console gauges, JP3 Motorsports short throw shifter, a Pioneer headunit, aftermarket LCD rear view mirror with backup camera, and retrimmed leather gear shift knob & steering wheel.
The seller states that at approximately 61,000 km of mileage, the rotary engine was rebuilt, which included a replacement of the Apex seals. They also state that regular replacement of the consumables and any aging parts are carried out under their ownership. In addition, the rear windscreen has been replaced to ensure this car is compliant with Hong Kong-registered private vehicle regulations. This car has a reported mileage of 66,222 km and the current road license is valid as of January 21, 2024
The Chaste White bodywork was observed to be in good condition – the body panels reflect normal amounts of light with no major surface blemishes noted. The front & rear bumpers, side skirts, as well as the rear spoiler is fully intact. All exterior lights – especially the iconic pop-up headlights at the front all function and illuminate properly, the front headlights raise/retract without any issues. Both side doors, the front bonnet, and rear hatch lid all open and close normally. The side door handles and door mirrors are fully intact. The ‘Efini’ and ‘RX-7’ exterior badges are in excellent condition. All of the window rubber trims have no signs of corrosion or have faded. All four Volk Racing TE37 Saga wheels are in excellent condition with no kerb rash.
Interior and Trim
Both bucket seats are firm and supportive of the occupants, with neither seat displaying any major tears or wear. The leather Nardi three-spoke steering wheel, leather gear shift knob and handbrake are all in great condition. All sections of the plastic dashboard are in good condition with no signs of surface cracking. The Pioneer audio headunit and all three Defi interior gauges operate normally. Both side door panels are free of any major surface scratches – some subtle surface marks were observed on both side ‘RX-7’ lower scuff plates, displaying signs of use over time. All of the cabin buttons and switchgear show no major surface wear, and operate without issues. The instrument cluster illuminates normally, with its LCD display and dials all functioning as normal.
Engine and Running Gear
Turn the key and the RX-7’s signature piece, the single-turbocharged 13B-REW Wankel Rotary engine comes to life – amplified thanks to the FEED exhaust. Power delivery across the rev range is smooth and quick – the rebuild this rotary engine unit previously received was of professional grade, ensuring it runs without any reported mechanical issues. The upgraded BorgWarner turbocharger spools boost healthily at peak throttle. The 5-speed manual transmission is sharp and precise with each gear change. The steering and all of the driver inputs are communicative with the driver – the various aftermarket suspension parts allow this RX-7’s sports car characteristics to shine even more. The brakes provide plenty of stopping power to bring this Mazda to a halt. This RX-7 FD3S is an excellent example of Mazda’s famed sports car in the 90s and will be desirable to any JDM fan or appreciator – now available at the Car Farm.
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