Mazda Will Revive New RX-7

March 16, 2013 at 11:54 am

Discontinued in 2002, the Japanese double sports car Mazda RX-7 may return to the market in the near future. This is the official information passed to the public by the representatives of the company on the press conference. Let’s see what we managed to learn more about this project.

2013 Mazda RX-9

2013 Mazda RX-9 Photo

Currently, the idea of reviving the legendary model of the Japanese company was discussed by the upper management of Mazda. According to majority of official company sources, the verdict on the new project will be submitted after a careful study of the economic situation in the world. It is assumed that the successor to the RX-7, which will receive the index symbol RX-9, will inherit its predecessor’s front-wheel and rear-wheel drive layout. At the flagship coupe Mazda initially plans to install an atmospheric version of the rotary engine Wankel, and a little later in the range of engines will also be turbocharged version of the unit.

2013 Mazda RX-9

2013 Mazda RX-9 Pic

According to rumors, sports car Mazda RX-9 will be built on the same platform with the model MX-5 of the next generation. For the home market Mazda plans to produce the model RX-9 in a four versions, a version for Europe will be equipped with two seats. The approximate cost of the successor of Mazda RX-7 will be $ 25,000.

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