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Next generation Mazda RX-8 rendered

With the current generation Mazda RX-8 going out of production in 2011, the company has already started the work on the new generation sports car. And according to the Japanese magazine Best Car, the new generation RX-8 will take its inspiration from the recently unveiled Shinari Concept .

As previously reported, the next generation RX-8 will feature a new rotary engine that can run on petrol or diesel. It is a two-stroke 16X engine that in its current state develops a total of 300bhp and sprints the car from 0 to 60mph in under five seconds. That is a significant improvement over the current 231 HP and 6.4 seconds time sprint.

Like all the future models in Mazda ’s line-up, the RX-8’s design language will be described by the word Kodo, which is Japanese for soul of motion. Talking about the new design language, Ikuo Maeda, general manager of Mazda Motor Corp.’s design division said: "this design will lead to the next generation of Mazda design and will lead to other elements."

Source: Best Car



9 comments:

Well, I think the rendering of the RX-8 is almost done. The rendering turn out kind of success. However, the good thing about Mazda is they always come up with a model that everyone needs to await!

usable back seats was a key selling point for me when I bought my RX-8 over a 350Z....but I too got tired of the horrid Mpg.

if i wait for a new lancer, then i wont have a new car in a year, then a year after of the new lancer a new Mazda 3, and i may want to wait for that, so no new car in what 5 years?

good to see them working on the new rotary already, hopefully it wont be so inefficient

These renderings just look weird. And out of proportion - the wheel at the rear is bigger than at the front. Unless the Mazda3 is RWD with a staggered wheel setting, it just looks plain weird.

A RX-9 isn’t coming! A RX-8 and RX-7 is. Mazda is still thinking about a production model of the Kabura but nothing is for sure. And IF the car goes into production it won’t be called RX-9 because the Kabura was MX-5 based and with a 2.0 petrol engine.

If this is in fact the 2010 Mazda3, I am sorely disappointed. It looks too much like a "we didn’t want to blow it so we played it safe" makeover that Mazda never does.

Thoroughly mix Nissan GT-R and Mitsubishi Evo X. Apply to front of generic sedan pretending to have "four-dour coupe" roof line, and voila!

The 16X isn’t a TWO stroke - it is a LONG stroke... just like stroking a piston engine.

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