released in 1992
A very fine effort by Aoshima. This kit is a kerbside model of an Efini RX-7 Type R.
It comes with well detailed cockpit interior and chassis, almost as good as
and in some places (instrument console, Powerplant Frame) even better than the
Rosso kits. Although the body shell is molded in red, the rear spoiler and the
door mirrors are molded in black, so be sure to use a good primer before painting.
The kit comes with delicate stainless steel Efini badges for the body.
Revell Europe did a rebox of this kit without the steel badges.
released in 1992
The exact same kit as the red bodied Efini, but this time the body is molded in black.
The same kit as the red bodied Efini RX-7 again, but this time it comes with an extra set of parts offering a left hand drive dashboard, a new set of door panels (only the passenger door has a grip) a new set of wipers and a steering wheel equipped with airbag. The metal badges have Mazda emblems instead of the Efini ones and also offer inserts for the wheel centers.
This kit was made exclusively for the USA.
released in Oct 2010
rereleased in June 2013
Aoshima came full circle with this release, the box does not mention it but the kit still represents a Type R with full aerokit.
As the base RX-7 FD kit has been modified several times over the past 18 years, this release differs slightly from the original release.
The differences are:
As with the original release, the tires are Bridgestone Expedia.
Body and front bumper molded in white; aerokit parts, interior and chassis parts molded in black; wheels, exhaust tips and door mirror faces are satin aluminum plated.