Old magazine advert for Mazda RX-7 GS Sports Car. Circa 1980.
The 1980 Mazda RX-7 GS
Just one look is all if takes to appreciate the exceptional value of the Mazda RX-7 versus Datsun 280ZX or Porsche 924.
As remarkable as the Mazda RX-7 is on its own merits, it looks all the better when compared with the competition. Because the sleek, aerodynamic RX-7 is virtually everything you could want in a refined sports car—at an almost unbelievable price.
It can reach 0-50 in 6.3 seconds. Its inherently compact rotary engine is placed behind the front axle, for ideal weight distribution and superb handling.
In auto racing, a specially prepared RX-7 won its class at the Daytona 24-hour race. Another RX-7 set a world speed record at Bonneville.
The smoothness of the rotary engine makes the RX-7 a quiet sports car. All this performance from a car that can attain excellent gas mileage on the open road.
17 EST.mpg 28 EST.** hwy mpg
But the front mid-engine RX-7 offers infinitely more than performance. It also provides extraordinary comfort.
So if you know what you want in a sports car, and you don’t want to pay a king’s ransom to get it, take a look at the RX-7 GS or S Model. The beautifully-styled, high-mileage, high-performance sports cars from Mazda.
You’re also going to like the looks of RX-7 GS standard features.
AM/FM stereo radio with power antenna • Side-window demisters Cut-pile carpeting Tinted glass • 5-speed • Tachometer • Styled steel wheels • Steel-belted radial tires Front and rear stabilizer bars • Ventilated front disc and finned rear drum brakes with power assist • Electric remote hatch release. 3-speed automatic transmission, air conditioning, aluminum wheels and sun roof available as options.
*Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for GS Model shown. S Model $7495. Slightly higher in California. Actual prices established by dealers. Taxes, license, freight, optional equipment, and any other dealer charges are extra. (Wide alloy wheels shown $275-$295.) All prices subject to change without notice.
**EPA estimates for comparison purposes for GS Model with 5-spd. Trans. The mileage you get may vary depending on how fast you drive, the weather, and trip length. The actual highway mileage will probably be less. California, 16 estimated mpg, 27 estimated highway mpg.
Mazda’s rotary engine licensed by NSU-WANKEL
The more you look, the more you like.