1978 Mazda RX-7

1978 Mazda RX-7 001

Series 1 RX-7 (1978–1980) is commonly referred to as the “SA22C” from the first alphanumerics of the vehicle identification number. This series of RX-7 had exposed steel bumpers and a high-mounted indentation-located license plate, called by Werner Buhrer of Road & Track magazine a “Baroque depression.”

1978 Mazda RX-7 002

In Japan it was introduced in March 1978, replacing the Savanna RX-3. The lead designer at Mazda was Matasaburo Maeda, whose son Ikuo would go on to design the Mazda2 and Mazda RX-8.

1978 Mazda RX-7 003

Car Specifications

Engine: 1.1L Rotary

Weight: 990 kg / 2,183 lbs

Power: 95 kW / 128 hp / 129 PS

0-100 kph: 9.0 seconds

Torque: 167 Nm / 123 lb-ft

Top Speed: 200 kph / 124 mph

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *