For the 2001 model year Mazda launched a special edition of their RX-7, the Type RZ. The limited edition RX-7 Type RZ is equipped with red custom full-bucket seats manufactured by Recaro, a custom suspension system manufactured by Bilstein, and custom aluminium wheels manufactured by BBS. These and other enhancements reduce the overall weight of the Type RZ by approximately 10kg, improving handling and performance. The Type RZ has a custom body color; snow white pearl mica.
The improvements to the new RX-7 lineup, in general, included modifications to the brake and suspension systems to enhance driving performance and handling stability. The interior features an instrument panel with white meters, metal plated frame rings, and red illumination for a more sporty look. The reinforced side impact bars and ABS equipped with an EBD (electrically-controlled braking distribution) system for all four wheels enhance safety.
Features include: - Red custom full-bucket seats manufactured by Recaro - Custom gun metallic colored aluminium wheels manufactured by BBS - Custom dampers manufactured by Bilstein - Custom red stitched steering wheel manufactured by Nardi - Custom red stitched leather shift knob, stick shift boot, and parking brake lever boot - Driver's side kneepad - Passenger side aluminium footrest board
Company press release, last updated before 12 / 01 / 2004
I have an Rx7 Type Rz, I love it to bits! It has never been ragged, modified or ruined by cheap stick on stuff just original and looked after. But I have just bought my first house with my girlfreind and money is really tight so it has to go. its been a year since she said it and i agreed but still i havent "got round to it" yet but this week it is in the autotrader and I feel sick!
Rev RZ 20-7-2003
I think the RZ is a great RX7 its a shame they made a limited stock of only 175 which most the RZ would still be in japan. I think the rz has got what it takes to be better than the GTR and Supras. I mainly think the GTR is over estermated and a bit expensive for an boxy looking sports car i wish the rest of the world wood wake up an look at the RX7 because it really is the ultamate sports car when it comes to road and track
sorry, make that new intake and exaust ports. Im stupid i dont no what the hell i was thinking when i wrote thaT.