The second generation RX-7’s all-new styling stole a lot of cues from the Porsche 928 and managed to look more substantial without growing in size, and only adding an extra 80lb in weight. It gave safer handling thanks to new rear suspension, and sharper steering from rack-and-pinion instead of recirculating ball. The revised ‘13A’ engine kicks out more power – especially in the Turbo version that became available in the UK from 1988 with up to 200bhp. The following year a convertible was added to the range, though these are harder to find.
Price at launch:
Independent, MacPherson strut, anti-roll bar
Independent, semi-trailing arms, multi-link location, coil springs
rack and pinion