2001 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst


2001 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst

Mazda Motor Corporation announces the launch of the Type R Bathurst, a special version of the rotary-powered RX-7 sports car. Equipped with custom height-adjustable dampers, the Type R Bathurst goes on sale today at Mazda Anfini and selected Mazda dealerships throughout Japan.

The RX-7 has a particularly distinctive design, brimming with originality. Its lightweight, compact, high-output rotary engine allows it to raise responsive handling and performance to an exceptionally high level. The RX-7 is a sports car that exemplifies the Mazda spirit.

The new special edition Type R Bathurst is based on the Type R, the RX-7 with the lightest power-weight ratio. It is equipped with custom height-adjustable dampers, a popular feature of the Type R Bathurst R, a limited edition model released this August, to enhance driving excitement. The Type R Bathurst is also fitted with special fog lamps. Five body colors are available to choose from: Innocent Blue Mica, Pure White, Brilliant Black, Vintage Red, and Sunlight Silver Metallic.

-The name Bathurst was chosen to commemorate the Bathurst 12-hour car race in Australia, where the RX-7 was victorious for three consecutive years (1992 through 1994).
-Adjustments can be made by the dealer at the customer’s request.

Story by Mazda Motor Corporation

In Detail

tags fd3s, rx7
submitted by admin
type Series Production Car
built at Japan
engine 13B-REW
power 206 kw / 276.20001 bhp
transmission 5-Speed Manual