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    Default REPORT: Mazda's design chief working on new RX-7

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    We've been hearing rumblings about a Mazda RX-7 revival for so long, we've almost gotten numb to the idea of a next-generation, rotary-powered coupe. But Mazda's new design chief, Ikua Maeda, has given us a desperately needed hope injection when he told Autocar that initial sketches have been completed and he's campaigning Mazda execs to bring the new sports car to market.

    The reborn RX-7 will likely be powered by Mazda's next generation Renesis 16X rotary engine, most recently seen in the Mazda Taiki concept, displacing 1.6-liters and making use of a longer stroke, direct injection and aluminum side housings. Outputs haven't been disclosed, but it's safe to assume the new mill will put out around 250 to 300 horsepower and a sizeable increase in torque, while boosting fuel economy and reducing emissions (and hopefully burning less oil in the process).

    Maeda says the new RX-7 will move further upmarket than its predecessors, with a focus on higher interior quality going forward. Fine by us, but we hope a hardcore, track-focused version is in the cards as well. And if Maeda is to be believed, we could see the fruits of his labors in concept form as early as next year.


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    [Source: Autocar]REPORT: Mazda's design chief working on new RX-7 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 20 Oct 2009 15:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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    The last model RX7 still holds its age well....

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    Oh pleeeeeeeeease keep the old shape!!!!

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    Should be good as long this is not the moron that gave mazda the idea of cars with retarded smiles

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    Is this better Al... It's got a little smile if you really look close. I preperred this model over the rest....

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    no sad faces either thanks...., what about a mean look like the Evo X and Ford RS

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    it looks so bad with a smile, as does that other Taiki concept
    Last edited by pockets; 22-10-2009 at 08:49 AM.

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    please the Evo X doesnt look mean at all you

    Bring on a new Rx7, there will be one in our garage for sure

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