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Next generation Mazda RX-7 to debut in 2011

This shouldn’t be the first time that you’ve heard about Mazda bringing back the RX-7 . However this time the news seems to be official, and even the current economic climate won’t stop the Japanese automaker from unveiling the new sports car in 2011 as a replacement for the not so successful RX-8. All three previous generations of Mazda’s rotary experimental 7 have been bona fide sports cars that offer their operators a lightweight chassis with razor sharp handling and the exhilaration of rear wheel drive that culminated with the FD3S and despite being down a few ponies from the competition, it made genuine Japanese super cars like the Skyline GT-R and NSX head for the hills.

Next generation Mazda RX-7 to debut in 2011

The next generation RX-7 will be powered by Mazda’s all new Renesis 16X power plant which debuted at the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show inside of the Taiki concept car. The Renesis(2) rotary engine is a 1.6 Liter twin rotor motor that will develop a maximum output of 350 HP and 215 lb-ft of torque. The new RX-7’s exterior will be inspired by the Furai concept and will go head to head with other sport compacts like the Hyundai Genesis Coupe and eventual Toyota FT-86 as well as Japanese thoroughbreds like the Nissan 370Z . If you were excited by the muscle car market coming back into full swing you might want save a little bit of emotion for the return of the sport compact tuning scene.

Source: Straightline


4 comments:

@anthonyevers37 : I think it’s a good thing that they show the future car that they’re going to release because, they will know the feed back of the people who saw the review of the car and the results if it pass the people’s taste in car.

they made the RX-7 really a sports car, and every time I saw a car like this I remember the movie Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, I really love the car and how the RX-7 was tuned and customized in that movie.

IMO RX-7 is more sporty and aggressive looking car, and it’s engine can produce 350HP on a 1.6displacement. well I guess many street tuners are already waiting for this toy.

I don’t know if it’s good or bad news. If this project happens, do you think people will look at it? Of course not. It’s like a secret weapon without any secrets to be revealed coz’ it’s already a plan but a lot of delay happened so the expectation on this car is not that good as it is and compare to Nissan 370Z, it’s nothing.

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