The Mazda RX-7 is a sports car produced by the Japanese automaker Mazda from 1978 to 2002 and is a minor car in The Fast and the Furious Series.
The original RX-7 featured a 1146 CC Twin-Rotary Wankel rotary engine and a front-mid ship, Rear-Wheel drive layout. The RX-7 replaced the RX-3 (both were sold in Japan as the Savanna) and later replaced all other Mazda rotary-engine cars except the Cosmo.
|Mazda RX-7 (The Fast and the Furious)|
|Body and chassis|
|Engine||Twin-turbo 255 hp (stock)|
|Body Mods||VeilSide USA Aero Bodykit, RX-7 GT rear wing, Lexan headlight covers|
|Status||Stored in Dominic's Garage/Survived|
|Film(s)||The Fast and the Furious|
The original RX-7 was a sports car with pop-up headlamps. The compact and lightweight Wankel engine (rotary engine) is situated slightly behind the front axle, a configuration marketed by Mazda as "front mid-engine". It was offered as a two-seat coupé, with optional "occasional" rear seats in Japan, the United States, and other parts of the world. These rear seats were initially marketed as a dealer-installed option for the North American market.
Dominic Toretto drove a 1993 Mazda RX-7 in the race with Brian, Danny and Edwin. During the race, Brian in his Mitsubishi Eclipse tries to gain the lead by using nitrous oxide (NOS) but Dominic uses his nitrous as well and easily beats him. When the police arrive, everyone flees; Dominic drives away and stashes his RX-7 in a parking garage before fleeing on foot. Dominic apparently retrieved the car because it is seen again at Dominic's house and again at Race Wars near Dom's trailer. The car has a VeilSide bodykit + VeilSide wheels.
Orange Julius drove a Mazda RX-7 that is similar to Dominic's in the first film. He drives it during the race hosted by Tej but he stops the car before the bridge jump allowing Suki to beat him by jumping the bridge herself. The car is seen again when Orange Julius participates in the scramble at Tej's warehouse allowing Brian and Roman to escape the police.
It features a Versus body kit, flip-up headlights, J-spec hood, CAT 2 fog lights, and RO_JA rims.
|Mazda RX-7 (VeilSide Fortune Bodykit)|
Han's RX-7 from Tokyo Drift
|Body and chassis|
|Body Mods||VeilSide Fortune Bodykit|
|Use(s)|| Drift Racing|
Eluding Takashi & Morimoto
|Status||Destroyed (exploded after being t-boned by Deckard Shaw)|
|Film(s)||The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious 6|
|Similar Cars||Mazda RX-8|
Han Seoul-Oh drove a 1997 Mazda RX-7 complete build by VeilSide (Fortune bodykit, rims, interior) in Tokyo Drift. This car is first seen when Sean exits his school and Han is waiting for him outside. The car is seen numerous times after this when Han drives Sean around and when he teaches Sean how to drift. This car is last seen when DK and Morimoto chase Han (for skimming money from DK'S uncle's business), Neela (for leaving DK), and Sean (for taking Neela away from DK) through Downtown Tokyo and the Shibuya District. Han keeps ahead of Sean, DK, and Morimoto for most of the chase, but slows down to stop DK from ramming Sean's EVO VIII. DK manages to drive backwards in front of Han and shoots his windshield. Han bumps DK out of the way and prepares to drive away when Deckard Shaw T-bones him. The car lands on its roof and explodes soon after before Han has a chance to escape, killing him.