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Mazda RX-7 GSL SE specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1200 kg (2646 lbs)
Dimensions 4.32 m (170 in) long, 1.67 m (66 in) wide, 1.26 m (50 in) high
Wheelbase 2.42 m (95 in)
Introduced 1983
Origin country Japan
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Lap times

Track Time
Willow Springs 1:49.08


0 - 60 mph8.5 s
0 - 100 mph25.0 s
1/4 mile16.4 s @ 83.9 mph
Top speed171 kph (106 mph)

Powertrain specs

Engine type 2 rotor
Displacement 1.3 l (80 ci / 1308 cc)
Power 137 ps (135 bhp / 101 kw) @ 6000 rpm
Torque 180 Nm (133 lb-ft) @ 2750 rpm
Power / liter 105 ps (103 hp)
Power / weight 114 ps (112 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 150 Nm (111 lb-ft) / t
Transmission 5 speed manual
Layout front engine, rear wheel drive
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1984 RX-7 GSL-SE OWNER  3m ago

Yeah, this info is totally in accurate. 1. There was no GSL-SE in 1983. The GSL-SE was offered as the top trim level for the 1984-1985 model years, which was the first RX-7 to get the 13b rotary and a 4.11:1 axle ratio 2. The 1984-85 GSL-SE tipped the scales at 2375lbs. 3. I can confirm that my 1984 GSL-SE is gear ratio limited to around 130mph at redline in 5th gear.

It seems the author has conflated older 12a performance figures and 2nd gen weight info to make this quite slow and rotund mythical 1983 GSL-SE


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196ss  3m ago

Thank You for your first-hand information about this car.
According to the site Mazda RX-7 GSL SE MY1984 was available in late 1983.
Magazine Car&Driver tested this car and several others at Willow Springs. 106 mph was their tested top speed on the track, not maximal speed overall. I accidentally put that number on the wrong place.
By the way best Willow Springs laptime was 1:49,08.
I've submitted this laptime earlier, but it was deleted for unknown reason.

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Anonymous  3w ago @196ss

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NotSure  8m ago

Yeah, I had my old RX-7 GSL totally stock up to 110 mph on a flat stretch of I-77 and had room to go if not for my fear of the cheap tiger paw tires I put on it. Maybe that 104 mph is on an oval track.

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Fastedee  3y ago

Top speed seems 20 mph too low. Willow Springs time?