Mazda announced that it will reactivate manufacturing of parts for the RX-7 sports car, built between 1978 and 2002 in Japan. This initiative is part of the brand’s heritage program, launched in 2017.
The Japanese brand a few years ago had the initiative to start remanufacturing parts of some of its classic models. In the most recent announcement it was confirmed that production of parts for the Mazda RX-7 , built between 1978 and 2002, will start.
Specifically the parts will fit the second (FC) and third generation (FD) models of the sports car, which ran from 1985 through 1992 and 1993 through 2002 respectively. Its concept is based on a two-door coupe-style vehicle, configured as a two-seater or four-seater.
In addition, a convertible version was included in its range , and in popular culture the Mazda RX-7 is known for its different appearances in the “Fast and Furious” movie saga , piloted by the protagonist Domicic Toretto.
This spare parts remanufacturing project for the RX-7 complements the program that Mazda started in 2017 with the Mazda MX-5 or also called Miata. The offer of the first one will include 91 parts of which 30 are for the RX-7 FC and 61 parts for the FD.
The brand also said that as the program with the RX-7 progresses, more parts available will be added. First you will be able to access elements such as vacuum hoses, accelerator position sensors, friction bushings, among others.
Smaller and cheaper accessories such as screws, fasteners and grommets will be sold later . The list of parts to be manufactured was based on the needs expressed by the different workshops in Japan that work with the classic sports car.
At a more advanced stage, where the MX-5 is already there and the Mazda RX-7 is likely to arrive, customers can send their vehicles directly to Japan, and the brand takes care of completely restoring them and starting from scratch.
This kind of ” restomod” has become increasingly popular among manufacturers in the Asian country, as did Toyota with its Supra A70 and A80, Honda with its S2000 and Nissan with the R32, R33 and R34. The Supra for example, at the time was competition for the Mazda RX-7.