The RX-7 is a sporty front-midship, rear-wheel drive coupe produced by the Japanese automaker Mazda from 1978 to 2002. It was a direct replacement to the RX-3 and replaced all other Mazda rotary cars before being replaced itself by the RX-8 in 2003.
The RX-7 has had 3 previous generations: the SA/FB (1978-1985), the FC (1986-1991) and the FD (1992-2002). It sold along side the cheaper but also less sporty
Mazda 626. From 1988 to 1992, a convertible version of the RX-7 was briefly released. In 1989, Mazda finally released a roadster model in their sports line up and dubbed it
Mazda MX-5 (Miata).