1979→1980 Mazda RX-7 Savanna Series I

1979→1980 Mazda RX-7 Savanna Series I

1979→1980 Mazda RX-7 Savanna Series I

In 1978, Mazda launched the RX-7 which would become the longest running model in the marques history. Produced from 1978 to 2002 in 8 different series, the car was won of the most popular sports cars and it became a seminal part of Mazda’s rotary history.

In Detail

tags SA22C
submitted by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1979 – 1980
built at Japan
price $ $ 6,995
engine 2-Rotor Wankel
displacement 1146 cc / 69.9 in³
bore 70 mm / 2.76 in
compression 9.4:1
power 74.6 kw / 100.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output 87.26 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 91.07 bhp per tonne
torque 142.4 nm / 105.0 ft lbs @ 4000 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 185/70HR-13
rear tires 185/70HR-13
front brakes F Vented Discs / R Finned Drums, Vacuum Assisted
front wheels F 33.0 x 14.0 cm / 13.0 x 5.5 in
rear wheels R 33.0 x 14.0 cm / 13.0 x 5.5 in
steering Recirculating Ball
curb weight 1098 kg / 2420 lbs
wheelbase 2421 mm / 95.3 in
front track 1420 mm / 55.9 in
rear track 1400 mm / 55.1 in
length 4285 mm / 168.7 in
width 1674 mm / 65.9 in
height 1260 mm / 49.6 in
transmission 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.67:1, 2.22:1, 1.43:1, 1.00:1, 0.83:1
final drive 3.91:1
top speed ~196.3 kph / 122.0 mph
0 – 60 mph ~9.2 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~27.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~17.0 seconds