Mazda RX-7 FD-3S (1:18, Ignition Models)

  • Mazda RX-7 FD-3S (from 1991)
  • Ignition Models
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • resin
  • blue
  • IG0295
  • online dealer (carmodelz.com)
  • 239,95 EUR
  • In near mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited edition
 
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A Legend on the Streets: The Iconic Sports Car



The miniature model you see above is a stunning representation of the third generation of the Mazda RX-7, particularly the FD series, which was in production from 1992 to 2002. Known for its sleek and aerodynamic design, the third-generation RX-7 is a true icon in the world of sports cars. Its elegant curves, covered headlights, and aggressive stance made it an instant classic upon release and a highly sought-after vehicle among car enthusiasts and collectors.



Under the hood, the RX-7 FD featured a 1.3-liter twin-turbocharged Wankel rotary engine, capable of producing up to 276 horsepower in its highest specification. This engine was known for its high-revving nature and unique configuration, which provided a thrilling driving experience characterized by smooth power delivery and balanced handling. With a 0-60 mph time of just 5.1 seconds, the FD RX-7 was not only a beauty but also a beast on the roads.



The blue livery of this particular miniature model is reminiscent of one of the most popular factory colors offered by Mazda, often referred to as "Winning Blue." This vibrant shade accentuates the flowing lines and aerodynamic contours of the car, making it stand out in any collection. The golden wheels add a touch of elegance and performance flair, making this model a perfect homage to the original RX-7's racing legacy.



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A Dive into Technical Mastery



The technical prowess of the RX-7 FD generation extended beyond its innovative engine. With a lightweight chassis weighing approximately 2,800 pounds, it employed an aluminum bonnet and suspension components to reduce weight and enhance performance. The double-wishbone suspension at both the front and rear provided exceptional agility and responsiveness, making it a favorite among drivers who relished tight corners and spirited drives.



This generation of the RX-7 was also renowned for its near-perfect 50-50 weight distribution, a characteristic that contributed to its exceptional balance and handling dynamics. Paired with a five-speed manual gearbox, the car offered a connected and engaging driving experience. The limited-slip differential ensured that power was efficiently transferred to the rear wheels, providing excellent traction and stability even under demanding conditions.



Inside, the FD RX-7 featured a driver-focused cockpit with supportive seats, a sporty steering wheel, and an array of gauges and controls designed to keep the driver informed and in control. The minimalist yet purposeful interior design was a testament to Mazda's dedication to creating a true driver's car, where form followed function without compromising on style and comfort.



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On the Silver Screen and in the Virtual World



The Mazda RX-7 FD has also achieved fame through its appearances in various films, TV series, and video games, further cementing its status as a cultural icon. One of its most notable appearances was in the "Fast & Furious" film franchise, where it was driven by one of the central characters. Its role in these high-octane films showcased its performance capabilities and cemented its reputation as a beloved sports car among fans around the world.



In the realm of video games, the RX-7 FD has been a staple in popular racing titles such as the "Gran Turismo" and "Need for Speed" series. Gamers have had the opportunity to virtually experience the car's precise handling and exhilarating acceleration, allowing a new generation to appreciate its engineering excellence and driving pleasure. Its digital representation has introduced the RX-7 FD to millions of enthusiasts, ensuring that its legacy continues in both reality and the virtual world.


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