The Mazda RX-7 Spirit-R was such a great send off.
After the original production of the FD3S ended - it rose from the ashes in one last production run of 1500 vehicles with a tuner catalog full of limited parts in an effort to make the last RX-7, the "ultimate" RX-7. Mazda threw everything they had at it; carbon fiber Recaro seats, limited edition interior trim, bigger brakes, agresive gearing, special floor mats and a trick passenger footrest - it was really the ultimate send off.
These vehicles ALSO got a special red key from Mazda to compliment the host of special parts the car received. These keys have been non-existent for years. But like the Spirit-R itself - we set out to revive them!
The Spirit-R Replica Keys we have produced are manufactured with injected molded heads and chrome covered brass bodies. Although originally only available in red, we decided to make a run in red as well as black.
We have verified fitment on all 1993-1998 Mazda RX-7s [FD3S]. That means, you can walk into any Home Depot or Lowes or your favorite lock smith and have these cut from your existing key (or VIN). However, 99+ lock cylinders seem to very slightly and as such, may be an issue for Series 8 (99+) owners.
Key feels good holding it.
This key is smaller than the one Mazda provided which is exactly what I was looking for. Not to mention it looks pretty cool and the quality is top notch!
It's a great looking key, and a nice upgrade from the 94 oem key.
I'm not sure how much horsepower a red key adds -- at least as much as red brake calipers -- but it's pretty cool that Garage Alpha was able to reproduce this super rare part. Goes great with my Spirit-R shift knob and red trimmed Garage Alpha floor mats. Shipping was fast, too. Thanks for keeping so many FD parts alive.
Purchased a black and red key for my FD. Both are great quality. Looks and feels much nicer than the stock 94 FD key! I had both of them cut at Home Depot using their laser key cutter. I would caution against going to Home Depot and would tell anyone to go to a lock smith. They cut both keys slightly longer than needed so when in a door lock or ignition I have to slightly pull the key out and it works fine. Minor annoyance, but not on the product itself.