The third generation FD3S Mazda RX7 Airride “Devil”
The official website of AIRBFT air suspension shares with you:The third generation FD3S Mazda RX7 Airride “Devil”,This is a sharing by Australian enthusiasts, providing excellent modification cases for RX7 enthusiasts around the world.
The RX-7 is a sports car under MAZDA, a representative of Japanese sports cars. It adopts the standard FR drive configuration of traditional sports cars, is equipped with a five speed manual transmission, and the integrated tail light group at the rear is the most recognizable feature of the entire car.
The MAZDA RX-7, like the NSX, Supra, and 3000GT, is a representative of high-performance sports cars in Japan. However, due to its slightly eerie body shape and its fierce nature of entering the world of performance sports cars with a rotor heart, in the eyes of most car enthusiasts, this car has always been a more unconventional character. It is the prototype of the Ledoron tank in “The Masked Knight Black rx” and also the beloved car of Akira in “Detective Conan”.
In fact, this generation of RX-7 (FD3S) is also quite impressive. A high-performance car designed and manufactured 15 years ago, it is not outdated from today’s perspective. Especially after being renovated by the Rain Palace, it shows even more spirit. Tell people who don’t understand cars that this model has a history of 15 years, and probably no one will believe it.
Third generation (FD3S)
The third generation model is personally considered the best looking among the RX-7. Its appearance has changed from the horizontal and vertical styles of the previous two generations to become softer. The entire car is almost composed of curves and surfaces, and the transition between the surfaces is extremely smooth, like a fluid, full of a sense of speed.
Engineers have made comprehensive improvements to handling, upgrading the suspension system to a front and rear double wishbone, allowing the vehicle’s cornering performance to reach its peak. The height of the engine has also been reduced by 50mm, resulting in a lower center of gravity. Therefore, the third-generation RX-7 has excellent handling, and the power of the original car is already a bit irritable.
In order to reduce turbine lag and increase explosive power at high speeds, engineers adopted a dual turbocharging strategy, where two large and small turbines are connected in series and operate in different speed ranges, giving the engine better low torque and better explosive power at high speeds.
Advantages of rotor engines
It seems that Mazda has always been independent and persistent, and has its own special ideas in both design and technology, which is why Mazda is difficult to be accepted by most people. Not because the product is not good, on the contrary, the product is excellent enough, but it is difficult to meet the requirements of more people.
Mazda’s dedication to the rotary engine is the representative of many persistent behaviors of Mazda, of course, Mazda is not mindless. Mazda will not use a rotary engine in a family car, because the family car does not need such extreme control, and the reliability of the rotary engine is not high, which is obviously not required for family cars.
But a rotor engine is different. The engine cavity is divided into several parts by the rotor, and during the engine operation, the four processes of suction, compression, working, and exhaust are not separate, but continuous. Every time the rotor rotates, the engine can work three times, which gives the rotor engine the characteristics of high speed and high explosion.