Mazda RX-7 Series 1 Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
The first generation of the RX-7 was a two passenger car that was produced from 1978 through 1985 with a total of 471,018 examples built. The mass RX-7 is commonly referred to as the “SA22C” from the first alphanumerics of the vehicle identification numbers. The most famous aspect of this vehicle is probably the engine. It was a revolutionary engine created by Felix Wankel and named the “Wankel Rotary Engine”> Inside an elongated chamber, a rotor with three curved ides revolves around a central driveshaft. Air and feul enter from the sides and are compressed as the rotor spins. The result is the equivalent of a conventional combustion chamber. The compact rotary engine installed behind the front axle, gave a great balance front / back weight balance, and provides a low center of gravity for a “small” and lightweight car. The engine displaces 70 cubic-inches and offered 100 horsepower at 6,000 RPM and 105 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 RPM. In 1981, integrated plastic-covered bumpers were added, along with wide black rubber body side moldings and wraparound taillights. Disc brakes were located at the four corners.