The year was 1978, UK inflation hit a six-year low, the Bee Gees dominated the charts, while flared trousers and bouffant hair were the height of fashion. It was also the year that Mazda unveiled the RX-7. The RX-7 played a vital role in establishing Mazda's reputation for building celebrated driver's cars. Responding to the challenging environment, Mazda's brightest brains set about creating a new kind of sports car - one that would be smaller, lighter, more efficient and - most important of all - fun to drive. The original RX-7 'FB' proved a huge success. More than 470,000 driving enthusiasts bought one, before the second generation 'FC' model was introduced with turbo power in 1985. The third generation 'FD' followed in 1992 until production of the iconic RX-7 ended in 2002. To mark the iconic vehicle's 40th anniversary, Mazda brought together all three generations of the sports car in a film that documents the evolution of the most successful model to be powered by a rotary engine. You can view it at: https://youtu.be/jaOtLK4hDF8.
Created at: 2018-06-20T14:23:00Read more