Next Mazda RX-7 will use a rotary engine
As a few people may have known, the Mazda RX-8 is not a very successful model and Mazda decided to drop it. The Japanese company has decided that it will bring back the RX-7 to fill the unfulfilling void the RX-8 will leave behind.
According to the British magazine, AutoCar, Mazda is preparing 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.
The next RX-7 is already under testings and it seems that Mazda’s R&D department has invited several external drivers and racers to try it out.
As a reminder, the new RX-7 will be an affordable, user-friendly sports car with a reasonable price tag of $30,000USD.