Sometimes my job doesn’t really feel like a job. Shooting this stunning ‘Spirit R’ Mazda FD3S RX-7 Type-A at the uber-clean home of Benzenes Detailing was one of those days.
In 2002, Mazda produced one last run of the twin-turbo RX-7 for the Japanese home market. As a final salute, Hiroshima threw everything they had at their departing halo car: forged, staggered BBS wheels; adjustable rear wing; Bilstein shocks; and a 280 bhp 13B-REW rotary engine.
They called it the Spirit R, one last sortie, one final flight of the purest driving machines Japan ever created. They made 1500 of them, two thirds of that the most hard-core Type-A version.
The Type-A Spirit R is a two-seater model fitted with the Recaro-made exclusive red full bucket seats. These lightweight seats reduce the overall chassis weight of the vehicle by approximately 10 kg.
Braking performance is enhanced through the use of large drilled type ventilated disk brakes for all four wheels and high rigid stainless mesh brake hoses. The Type-A Spirit R model is the ultimate RX-7, boasting the most outstanding driving performance in its history.
I am all for modifying cars, but a machine like this deserves to be left alone. Once attainable, these gorgeous-looking sports cars are now fetching well into six figure territory now. For a simple man like me, these are now but a dream.
Thanks to Johnny from Benzene’s Detailing for letting me get up close and personal with this beauty.
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