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Mazda RX-3
Debut Series Car Culture Series: Japan Historics
Produced 2016 - Present
Designer Mark Jones
Number DJF78
Mazda RX-3-2016 Car Culture-Japan Historics


Description

The Mazda RX-3 (Japanese: マツダ RX-三), also called 'Mazda Savanna' (Japanese: マツダ サバンナ) was a compact sports coupe produced by Mazda Motor Corporation from 1971-1978 in Japan and was the predecessor to the Mazda RX-7. The Mazda RX-3 originally was equipped with the same 10 ampere rotary engine as the Mazda Familia Rotary Coupe (also known as the Mazda R100) but RX-3s sold in the US and Canada were equipped with the larger 12 ampere engine used in the Mazda RX-2. The 10A engine's output was 105 hp (78 kW) and 100 lb·ft (135 Nm) of torque. 0-60 mph (0–97 km/h) time was 10.8 seconds. In 1972, a new process for coating the rotor housing was introduced, the Transplant Coating Process (TCP) using sprayed-on steel which was later coated in chrome to increase engine longevity. This was applied to all rotary engines manufactured from 1972 onward.

The Hot Wheels casting portrays a racing-inspired modified RX-3 Coupe with internal roll cage, 3-piece rear wing, Katayama flares and a chevron-shaped front air dam with down-force tunnels on either side. The casting is in left-hand drive, as seen on cars sold in the US, most of Europe and Canada. As of 2019, this is Hot Wheels' oldest model of Mazda in die-cast form.

Versions

The Mazda RX-3 has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
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2016 Car Culture Series: Japan Historics Metalflake Purple Black stripes & '3' on sides & hood, 'Advan', NGK logo, JCCS logo & JNC logo on sides Unpainted Metal Clear Dark Grey C4SPRR DJF78 Malaysia Base code(s): H52, J09 Mazda RX-3-2016 Car Culture-Japan Historics
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2017 Car Culture Series: Race Day Yellow Green Stripes on sides, hood & roof, '78' on sides & hood, 'NGK' 'Yokohama' & Hotwheels logos on side, 'M. Jones' on roof Unpainted Metal Clear Black Black  C4SPRR DWH77 Thailand Base code(s): K14 Mazda RX3-HW 2017 Car Culture (Race Day)--2
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2018 Car Culture Series: Japan Historics 2 Orange GReddy & JNC logos on lower doors Unpainted Metal Clear Dark grey CBRR8SP FLC07 Thailand Base code(s): K44 E4CD6A90-A503-4639-A3EA-5A5D8FE172F4
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2019 Fast & Furious Premium: Fast Rewind Red Licensed graphics from The Fast and the Furious (2001) ZAMAC Clear Black CBRR8SP GHH20 Thailand Base code(s): M37, M38 Fast-Rewind-RX3-Loose

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