Rosso RX-7 FD3S

Rosso was a short lived Japanese company, allegedly founded by some former Fujimi employees. During its brief existence Rosso made some excellent kits and these RX-7 kits are no exception.

The Rosso RX-7 kits are all kerb-side models but cockpit interior, chassis and suspension are all very well and accurately detailed. Just an example of Rosso's attention to detail: there is a choice of manual or automatic shift levers with matching three or two pedals clusters. I've seen optional shift levers before, but never with the right sets of pedals included as well.

The box top paintings by H. Ohishi for the Efini kits are true works of art.

Kit PRA-X 6 (cat nr.24006), Efini Type R

box top (14KB) This kit comes with all body parts molded in red. The spoiler kit comes separate. Neat touch is the optional luggage cover, which hides a fully detailed trunk.


Kit PRA-X 7 (cat nr.24007), Efini Type X

box top (11KB) The only true Type X 1/24 kit I know of. It is the same as the Efini Type R kit, but with the body parts molded in black.
In addition to the spoiler kit (which was optional on Base and Touring/Type X RX-7's), this kit comes with the full Bose sound system: console face plate, speakers, 'snake' tubes in the trunk and even including a perforated luggage cover.


Kit PRA-X 10 (cat nr.24010), Efini RX-7

box top (8KB) The box top picture shows a Japanese Efini RX-7, the kit in the box depicts an Efini Type R.
This kit was sold with a factory painted body (painted either black or red).


Kit PRA-X 12 (cat nr.24012), Mazda RX-7 R1

box top (8KB) Although the box top picture shows a Japanese Efini RX-7 (in fact it's the mirror image of the picture on the PRA-X 10 box), the kit is for a US specs Mazda RX-7 R1. Again it is basically the same as the Efini Type R kit, with a black body, with the right hand drive dashboard replaced with a left hand drive one and a new set of decals.


Kit DORI² 1 (cat nr.25001), Efini RX-7 Type R

box top (14.7KB) This is the Efini Type R kit with some interesting extras:

The rest of the Type R parts are all there, including the spoiler set and the optional shift lever and pedal sets for manual or automatic gear box.
The chassis and interior parts are molded in grey, the body and exterior parts are molded in yellow.


Kit DORI² 2 (cat nr.25002), Efini RX-7 Type X

box top (22.1KB) This is the Efini Type X kit with the same extras as the DORI² 1 Efini RX-7 Type R kit. All of the Type X parts are still included, including the Bose sound system parts, the spoiler set and the optional shift lever and pedal sets for manual or automatic gear box.
The chassis and interior parts are molded in grey, the body and exterior parts are molded in red.


Kit CAM-24 (cat nr.43024), Efini RX-7 Type R

box top (8.8KB) This is a 1/43rd scale version of the Efini Type R kit.
The chassis and interior parts are molded in grey, the body and exterior parts are molded in red and wheels, exhaust and sump guard are satin aluminum plated.
Very nice Potenza tires, a nice little set of decals and a sheet of pre-cut metalized foil stickers for mirrors and headlight reflectors make this kit almost as well detailed as the 1/24 RX-7 FD kits and certainly better than most die-cast models, once again confirming Rosso's keen eye for detail.


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