Mazda RX-7 (diecast 1:18, Biante)

  • Mazda RX-7 (from 1983)
  • Biante
  • 1:18
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • racing / multicolored
  • BNJ0003
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited to 400 pieces
 
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The Story Behind the Mazda RX-7

The Mazda RX-7 was first introduced in 1978, marking the beginning of a new era of sports cars. The RX-7 succeeded the Mazda RX-3 and set new standards in terms of design and performance. This first generation, also known as SA22C or FB, was produced until 1985. The RX-7 was developed by the Japanese automaker Mazda to provide a lightweight, agile, and sporty alternative. The main designer responsible was Matasaburo Maeda, who was behind the elegant and aerodynamic shape. The most notable features of the RX-7 are its sporty look, pop-up headlights, and the robust rotary engine, a unique feature that has since become a signature of Mazda.

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Technical Specs and Special Features of the Mazda RX-7

The first generation Mazda RX-7 (1978-1985) was equipped with a 12A rotary engine that produced 100 hp at 6000 rpm. It had a five-speed manual transmission and could accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) in about eight seconds. The suspension comprised front MacPherson struts and a rear live axle with Watt linkage. The front brakes were ventilated discs, while the rear brakes were drums. Its light weight of around 1024 kg (2257 lbs) and good weight distribution made it an excellent street and racing car. The RX-7 also featured a sporty and luxurious interior, setting it apart from other models in its class.

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Success in Motorsport

The Mazda RX-7 was not only successful on the road but also in motorsport. It was renowned for competing in the IMSA GT series and endurance races like the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Notable drivers such as Tom Walkinshaw and Jim Downing piloted the RX-7 to numerous victories and podium finishes. Through these achievements, the RX-7 established itself as a serious contender on the race track and garnered attention from the motorsport world. The combination of lightweight construction and powerful rotary engine made the RX-7 particularly suited for long and demanding races.

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Success of the Mazda RX-7 in Endurance Racing

Particularly impressive was the success of the Mazda RX-7 at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, where the Mazda team secured a class win in 1979. Drivers like Yojiro Terada played a significant role in this triumph. Additionally, in the IMSA GT series, the RX-7 shone with its reliability and consistent performance. In the 1980s, it often dominated the GTU class, helping Mazda establish itself as a reliable race car manufacturer. In addition to its international triumphs, the RX-7 also competed in numerous national races and achieved notable results there as well.

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The 1/18 Scale Model Car by Biante

The 1/18 scale model car presented here was manufactured by Biante and is based on the Mazda RX-7. The model is made of die-cast material and is part of the collection of Modelly member "Oldtimer". It stands out for its detailed design and high-quality craftsmanship. Noticeable are the blue and yellow color accents that dominate its appearance. Particularly commendable are the elaborate stickers and sponsor decorations, such as those from VDO and Greetings Cards, giving the model car an authentic racing car design. The gold-colored rims and detailed front and rear lights further contribute to the realistic reproduction of the original.


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