Mazda is looking to revive their RX-7 sporty coupe, according to the latest rumors. It seems that the four seat model Mazda RX-8 will not make much sense to continue being produced, as Mazda would have three different sports cars in its lineup, including the Mazda MX-5 which also known as the Mazda Miata. It seems that the Mazda RX-7 is missed by a large portion of Mazda`s traditional buyers, so it could make its appearance as early as 2011 as a 2012 model. Obviously, the new Mazda RX-7 would still be a two door coupe.
According to the rumors, the Mazda RX-7 will get its power from a not so powerful Wankel engine, capable of developing around 200 or 250 horsepower, as the Japanese automaker is considering following the example of the first generation Mazda RX-7. It seems that they are also considering to make the Mazda RX-7 a two seat coupe with not a lot of fancy features, thus being able to keep the price tag around 25.000 dollars. This would not be bad at all, if the Japanese automaker will be able to make the next generation Mazda RX-7 to be lightweight. This comes after Mazda initially planned to offer the new RX-7 with a high power engine and a price tag of 35.000 dollars.
Still, these are just rumors and should be taken with a grain of salt. Officially, Mazda has released some information regarding their next generation RX model. More precisely, they announced that they are developing a new 1.6 liter rotary engine called the 16X Renesis that should be able to produce around 350 horsepower, according to other rumors.
It will be interesting to see if the new Mazda RX-7 will be able to surpass the four seat Mazda RX-8 in terms of popularity and sales.
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