• Mazda RX-7 Successor is Once Again Under Discussion

We haven’t heard any details on a possible Mazda RX-7 successor for quite some time now, but new details have surfaced on the internet suggesting that such a rotary-powered successor to the RX-7 could be offered as a competitor for the next generation Nissan Z.

The new RX-7 will sit atop the current Mazda lineup and, unlike the RX-8, it will not come as a four-door coupe. It will, however, again come in the same front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout.

Rumored to be called RX-9, the new sports car will likely be powered by a new rotary engine developed by the company and is set to be put into production within the next five years. This RX-9 will likely be initially offered in naturally aspired version, but a turbocharged version is also a possibility.

According to Mazda officials, a final decision hasn’t been made just yet because the company wants to investigate the economic situation before deciding if to offer the new sports car or not.

We’ll keep an eye out and let you know when we hear more details.


Source: AutoCar

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  (548) posted on 04.11.2013

I did not like the headlight of Mazda RX 7. I guess the car manufacturers will decide what’s best for the consumers but I hope that the Mazda will reconsider the four-door coupe and upgrade the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout.

  (1) posted on 03.18.2013

I asked Mazda Canada a month ago if there was a possibility that a new rotary engined sports car will be made, they said that it was in the works and might feature there SkyActiv technology.

  (349) posted on 03.14.2013

I consider RX7 ugly with an old look.

  (346) posted on 03.14.2013

If most of you are sorry, I’m not. I’m even glad. Maybe they will think better and instead of loosing their time on this, they will think about something brand new.

  (377) posted on 03.14.2013

I hope the company is fine and the things go ok because is one of my favorites.

  (341) posted on 03.14.2013

Sad news, unfortunately but isn’t really really for sure so we may have chances smiley

  (397) posted on 03.14.2013

So sad to hear this cause I hoped they wiil do something about it.

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