Top Ten Japanese Domestic Market Cars of the 90s

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4. Mazda RX-7
The Mazda RX-7 is a sports car that was produced by the Japanese automaker Mazda from 1978 to 2002. The original RX-7 was a sports car with pop-up headlamps. The compact and lightweight Wankel 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 coupĂ©, with optional “occasional” rear seats in Japan, Australia, the United States, and other parts of the world. The models that conquered the 90s is the third generation of RX-7 which featured an updated body design compare to its predecessors. The sequential twin turbocharged system, introduced on this series in 1992, was a very complex piece of engineering. This engine can generate up to 27 horsepower. In Japan, sales were affected by the fact that this series RX-7 no longer complied with Japanese Government dimension regulations, and Japanese buyers were liable for yearly taxes for driving a wider car compared to previous generations. As the RX-7 was now considered an upper-level luxury sportscar due to the increased width dimensions, Mazda offered two smaller sports cars, the Eunos Roadster, and the Eunos Presso hatchback. Mazda has made several references to a revival of the RX-7 in various forms over the years since the RX-7 was discontinued. In November 2012, MX-5 program manager Nobuhiro Yamamoto indicated that Mazda was working on a 16X based RX-7, with 300 horsepower.