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DMazda RX-7 (FC3S)

Initial - D (Tau Man Ji - D)

Another car from Initial-D! This time it’s the Mazda RX-7 (FC3S). In the live-action movie, this car was driven by Ryosuke Takahashi (played by Edison Chen). Takahashi was previously undefeated until he met Takumi Fujiwara (see the Toyota Trueno AE86).

Takahashi’s Mazda is easily identified with the Red Suns logo indicating his Team affiliation. Mazda cars were previously known for their rotary engines (known as wankel engines). Instead of your typical reciprocating pistons, the wankel engine uses rotors. Check out www.howstuffworks.com and www.wikipedia.org for further details regarding this unique engine. Anyway, Mazda is the only car manufacturer currently able to successfully carry this engine.

For this particular model, the RX-7 is a Mazda series produced between 1978 to 1995. FC3S narrows it down to 1986-1992. Again, the model I got is a 1:24 scale.

* Ryo - manga and live-action movie version


Images from the movie:

Toyota AE86 vs. Mazda FC3S



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