RX-7: The New Mazda RX-7 and Mazda Rotary Engine Sports Cars
- Publish Date: 1986-02-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Jack K. Yamaguchi
Since its debut in May 1978, the Mazda RX-7 has become one of the most popular and distinctive sports cars in America. Here, in spectacular color and painstaking detail, is the inside story of the RX-7 and its unique rotary engine design - a history that culminates this year in a brand new Mazda, one which surpasses all previous models in engineering, performance and dynamics. Sports car enthusiasts will find in this handsome volume a wealth of information on the rotary engine's development over the past twenty years. The rotary was the most radical advance in engine design since the invention of the automoblile. Insights into the people behind the rotary engine are accompanied by detailed illustrations and lavish full-color photographs of the Mazda sports cars, inside and out. Finally, there is a close look at the new 1986 RX-7, sleeker and more power-efficient than ever before, with advanced independent rear suspension, rack and pinion steering, larger wheels, and an even greater performance. By Jack K. Yamaguchi. Edited by Ron Wakefield. Driving impressions by Paul Frere. Book features 420 color and 120 black and white photographs, as well as 85 drawings. 1985 by Dai Nippon Printing Co.