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New Rendering: 2013 Mazda RX-9

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Mazda RX-9 Coupe

The Mazda RX-8 wasn’t exactly a crowd pleaser with trickling sales damaging its already bruised reputation, so Mazda’s decision to axe the car before any further damage could be done was a smart one to say the least. The car more than likely won’t be missed, but Mazda has chosen to fill the void in their lineup anyway with a new model: the Mazda RX-9 .

Built on the MX-5 chassis, the new RX-9 will follow along Mazda’s new "Kodo - Soul of Motion" design language as seen on the Shinari concept unveiled in 2010. The two-door coupe will weigh no more than 2,755lbs and will feature Mazda’s 16X rotary engine paired with an electric supercharger. This engine will mated to a twin clutch, two pedal six-speed tranny and will deliver 300hp. However, the increase in horsepower from the RX8’s 232 to the RX-9’s 300 won’t make for frequent trips to the gas station. This revised engine is said to improve fuel economy by 20%.

The official debut will be sometime in 2012 with sales to begin sometime in 2013. Yes, we know that’s quite a bit of time to wait for the actual car, but at least we have these renderings fresh off the artist’s desk to tide everyone over until that time.

Hit the jump for the second rendering of the 2013 Mazda RX-9.

The future RX-9 in an electric blue!

Mazda RX-9 Coupe


16 comments:

I am offended by the article trashing the RX-8. I loved the RX-7 FD twin turbo model but I also love the 8. It is a different rotary car. It offers 9,000 rpms of pure fun if you know how to use them, the handling is fantastic and at the same time it carries 4 people comfortably and looks cool. Jeremy Clarkson from Top Gear called it the best all around sports car made. He’s right. I definitely look forward to the RX-9 but I will never regret owning my RX-8. I’ve worked for Porsche-Audi and currently work for Ferrari and Maserati so I think I know what I am talking about.

I always have a positive note about Mazda. I think they are one of the car manufacturers who makes a car with aggressive and glamor! Well, I love to read more about the future specification of this car. 

Is the Mazda tired of producing a competitive engine? I think It look like a G35 and
I do hope that they would come up with faster version!

yeah it’s great but unfortunately the realiability of its engine is questionable and at the same time the displacement and speed is kinda low.

I think it’s great that Mazda is keeping the Wankel motor alive! It may not be the most efficient of IC motors but hell it sounds great at 9000+rpm!

wow this car is getting better and better, the previous one is one hell of a gas gussler, good thing that its engine is now redesigned. it gives more power and speed and the the same time better engine quality.

@papy

ford actually sold most of their stock in mazda, so i’m not sure that they would have access to ford’s engine but even if they still do it’s a moot point since this is a RX car. Without a rotary engine (that’s what the R stands for) it ceases to be a RX car.

One of the great things about mazda is that they don’t just design a car and drop in an engine. They design the engine then build the car around it.

wow that was a new breed of super charger. well I really don’t know if they should call it turbo anymore but it sounds fine for me.

huh! I thought ford owned, or at least share their technology with Mazda? the new ford 2.0Turbo EcoBoost engine would be most sense here. mazda should used this for the RX9. and not the Rotary engine.

Gonna miss those coach doors from the RX-8.

This car sounded awesome right up to the point where they mentioned the stupid flappy paddle gearbox.

I beg you mazda. Please put in a normal manual.

What is that thing on the roof?

nice color! lool

Brings a bit of the Ferrari as well, However bad photoshop, or better said, messy photoshop!

It has some Maserati inspiration in it! Not sure if Mazda is after italian design...!

The reflexions on this Photoshop are kind of crappy! Is not looking as a car nor a drawing, looks more like a messed up car!

Leaving the technical skills behind, the overall shape sounds promising, however the headlights are way to small to fit in there anything, and the fog lights are kind of wrong.

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