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 |  Aug 04 2014, 9:02 AM

6. FD Mazda RX-7

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Another car from the heyday of Japanese sports cars, the third-generation Mazda RX-7, in production from 1991 to 2002, was known as the FD. In comparison to other Japanese sports cars in its class, the RX-7 was extremely light, allowing it to out-handle the competition. Pair that lightweight body with the twin-turbo rotary engine and the Mazda sports car was a certified rocket.

  • augie

    this is a fun, car-geeky list. i owned an e46 3-series, but strangely feel the e30 m3 is still bmw’s most iconic car. i think the audi b5 a4 was a great classic design and perhaps their first real mass market success.

    and am i the only person who thinks the car companies could be a little more creative in picking chassis codes that aren’t so close to the model names themselves, so as to not utterly confuse us all? how about porsche’s new 2023 911, chassis code: chameleon?

  • http://dbcooper.livejournal.com P.F. Bruns

    There’s also the P71 Panther Police Interceptor package for the Ford Crown Victoria, a mainstay of police forces (and of course, reconditioned as a mainstay of taxi and limo fleets) throughout most of the U.S.

  • sawyer

    It’s a little hard to read this list and not see the term “E30″ pop up.

  • Jamal

    Agreed. E30 is THE BMW chassis code. Forget E46.

  • Killa

    I’ve always been an R32 GT-R fan.

  • Rickers

    Really? That car is an overrated POS.

  • Goldo1802

    Where is the MkIV Supra? -_-