Mazda prepares a successor for the rotary sports car RX-8

February 24, 2016 at 9:02 pm

Mazda Company plans to release a new sports car, which, according to preliminary data, will receive the index RX-9 and will be equipped with a bi-turbo rotary engine. The rumors that the Japanese automaker is seriously thinking about a successor for the RX-8 model, appeared in 2011, but Mazda stubbornly refused to shed light on their projects and kept all the plans concerning a new sports car in secret.

2016 Mazda RX-8 elegant sports car image

2016 Mazda RX-8 elegant sports car image

Everything changed in 2015, when the executive director of the Japanese brand Masamichi Kogay hinted that it makes sense to release a successor of RX-8 on the basis of the MX-5 roadster architecture. The hints of Mazda’s boss were confirmed by the published information on the website «MazdaPartsUSA.com», in which the general manager and director of this resource Frank Mitchell expressed his confidence that the Japanese brand will equip its new sports car RX-9 with a rotary motor.

2017 Powerful Mazda RX-8 sports car photo

2017 Powerful Mazda RX-8 sports car photo

He said that, despite the fact that these power units have an increased level of emissions; Mazda will find a way to deal with this problem. It is expected that the new generation of rotary engine will boast of a capacity in the range of 450 horsepower.

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