The Mazda Roadpacer was introduced in 1975 to Japan
Click on this link for a history page written in Japanese http://history.mazda.co.jp/RotaryStory/Graffiti/Part2/09.html
Mazda 13B Rotary 654cc
Seating Capacity : 5
Top speed 157km/h
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75-78 Mazda Roadpacer 4dr sedan 13B.
This was sent to me from Jamie:
this is from a 1979 car catalogue i have
MAZDA ROADPACER SEDAN
ENGINE - 13B 39.9CU X 2,654CC X 2
COMP RATIO 9.4:1
HP 135 AT 6,000RPM,
MAX TORQUE 138LB PER FT
HITACHI DOWNDRAUGHT 4 BARREL CARB
ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP
WATER COOLED 9LT
TRANSMISSION - DRIVE REAR WHEELS
3 RATIOS,1ST:2.458, 2ND:1.458, 3RD:1, FINAL DRIVE 4.444
RIM WIDTH 5"
MAX SPEED 103MPH/165KPH
11.7KG PER HP
CARRYING CAPACITY 480KG
FUEL CONSUMPTION: NOT DECLARED (FOR OBVIOUS REASONS).
FRONT DISC INTERNAL FINS
DUAL CIRCUIT SERVO.
& WEIGHT :
WHEEL BASE 283CM,
FRONT/REAR TRACK 153CM,
GROUND CLEARANCE 16CM,
TURNING CIRCLE 12.6MT
FUEL TANK 75LT
BODY - 4 DOOR SEDAN, 5-6 SEATS, FRONT BENCH SEAT.
OPTIONS - SEPARATE FRONT SEATS.
COST - 3,835,000 YEN (EX WORKS)
this cost is astronomical when you compare it to their Cosmo RE LTD Coupe
(top of range luxury sports coupe)which was 1,855,000 yen at the time. this equates to more than twice the price. like having a $145,000 holden compared to a $70,000 statesman caprice. i think it was built to be in the market against the TOYOTA CENTURY (V8), NISSAN PRESIDENT (V8) and to a lesser extent MISTUBISHI DEBONAIR (4 cyl). these were top line limo cars for diplomats and company execs. the other three are still made today,the nissan and toyota are almost the same as they were in 1979 but with lexus/infiniti motors.
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