The rotary engine will come back. The Mazda plans to revive the legendary coupe RX-7.
The company promises in 2017 to introduce a new generation of the legendary supercar RX-7.
2017 Mazda RX-7 back in the saddle
50 years for a good car not an age. Perhaps it is thought that bosses and Mazda decided to grace their fans with a return to the lineup RWD coupe with a rotary engine.
This news was immediately interested motorists, who are already scratching their heads over how the engine will be equipped with this car.
It is curious that in 2017 it will be precisely half a century since the appearance of the Mazda manufacturer first rotary engine assembly.
By the way, Mazda is the only car manufacturer in the world that produces rotary engines.
2017 Mazda RX-7 chassis
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“Sportscar of the new generation (it is not excluded that it will remain to be called RX7) will remain rear drive and will weigh less than 1,300 kilograms,” — said in a dialog with The Motor Report the chef of Mazda sportscars Yamamoto Nobuhiro.
2017 Mazda RX-7 engine specs
In addition, Mr. Yamamoto announced that the new generation coupe RX-7 will be powered by a aspirated 16X rotary engine capacity of 1.6 liters and power 300 HP
Thus, as promised in the company, the power unit will comply with environmental standards Euro-6. This was achieved by a new high-tech catalyst.
Authors suggest that this motor in volume in 1.6 liters will give 300 HP More, it is already known that the coming generation RX-7 will become much easier the old model, long since discontinued production. Most likely, the car body will be made of carbon fiber.
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2017 Mazda RX-7 turbo-charger
It is not clear whether the engine is boosted by turbocharging, but if such decision be taken, then, as stressed by Nobuhiro Yamamoto, it will be a scheme with one turbo-charger, not two sequential turbochargers.
2017 Mazda RX-7 will share the engine
It is also possible that the rotary engine will also appear in the next-gen Mazda MX—5 Roadster.
2017 Mazda RX-7 release date
To talk about the release date of the model is still very early. You can guess that model will be shown at the end of 2017 and then start taking orders.
Release date: end of 2017
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