Mazda RX-7 in the World Rally Championship

Mazda RX-7

Manufacturer: Mazda
Category: Group B

The Mazda RX-7 Group B car, designed for the World Rally Championship (WRC), holds a unique place in rally history. Mazda entered the Group B era with the RX-7 to showcase their rotary engine technology.

Mazda RX-7 technical specifications

The Mazda RX-7 Group B was Mazda's entry into the fiercely competitive Group B era of rallying, known for its high power outputs and innovative engineering. The RX-7's defining feature was its unique 1.3L twin-rotor Wankel engine, which provided a distinct advantage in terms of weight and power delivery.

Production Years1984-1986
Engine1.3L Twin-Rotor Wankel (13B)
Power Output300 hp (224 kW)
Torque271 Nm (200 lb-ft)
Transmission5-speed manual
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)
Suspension (Front)Independent, MacPherson strut
Suspension (Rear)Independent, multi-link
Brakes (Front)Ventilated discs
Brakes (Rear)Ventilated discs
Weight960 kg (2,116 lbs)
Top SpeedApproximately 225 km/h (140 mph)
0-60 mphApproximately 5 seconds
Wheelbase2,431 mm (95.7 in)
Length4,285 mm (168.7 in)
Width1,675 mm (65.9 in)
Height1,260 mm (49.6 in)
Fuel Capacity110 liters (29.1 gallons)