Months ago | 8th October 2012 12:10
In your opinion what would you say is a better car an fc or fd appearence, and performance wise.
This kind of question drives some FC and FD enthusiasts nuts. Because some like FC's and most of the guys who can afford an FD, get one. A lot of RX7 folks won't admit that's why they have an FC but it's true.
In my opinion, I think that the FC has the better styling when stock. It's very much an 80's car. And if it wasn't for the JDM trend/hellaflush trends the FD wouldn't look as good. It literally looks like a whale on wheels when stock.
But when it comes to aftermarket exterior support, I think the FD can outshine the FC. Have you seen a widebody FC? Shit looks like the Hulk in a bad way.
As for performance, it all the depends on the driver and the modifications done to the car. A S5T can make as much power than a regular FD but without taking into account the different variables (suspension set up, weight, wheel/tire combo, etc.), you'll definitely have a closer race than one may think. But I would take a FD over an FC in that department simply because the FD's suspension (for it's time) was much more advanced than the FC ever was. A modded FC can definitely handle the abuse though.
And meh, if you're a real interior buff, the FD interior is driver orientated/designed. The FC interior is super outdated and reflect it's time period.
And something that always should be considered when owning a car is maintaining it and parts support. For RX7's, FC parts are basically done. Little aftermarket support for the car. And when it comes to maintaining the two, the FC is much simpler. The FD, imo, needs to go through a process just to get it become a reliable car.