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.


Source: Autocar

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  (504) posted on 05.17.2010

Looks menacing and promising sports car.. but IMO i like the body trim of the RX8.. the only problem is it’s engine.

  (808) posted on 05.16.2010

To be honest, the RX8 was not a big hit because of the engine. Yes, it’s a high rev engine and has a top speed of 250KPH. The problem is the Torque. It’s engine is lack in torque that’s why it didn’t sell well.

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