Considered as a rumour before, recent inflow of information has suggested that Mazda is bringing back their R7 in the form of Mazda RX-7 2017. Laying rest to all speculations, the R7 is about to return in as car featuring rotary power and boast of visuals that are not entirely different from its previous version, but unique in comparison. After stopping manufacture in 2002, this car will again make an entry as a celebration of Mazda’s fiftieth anniversary. We understand that you are as much excited as we are, so let us not keep you waiting any longer.
Mazda RX-7 2017: Design
The Mazda RX-7 2017 is a two-seater model fitted with new Recaro seats, which takes away a slight portion of this car’s previous weight. Less weight goes well with the car’s sports theme, and so does its streamline body along with low height. It will be based on the same platform upon which Mazda Miata was built. Even though it’s still too early to provide a detailed account on how this car might look like, we are still positive about the trustworthiness of our sources that have stated new LED lamps, bolder front bumper, aggressive grille and fiery red body colour to be the norm.
Mazda RX-7 2017: Engine Specs
Taking technology to a new level, the Wankel rotary engine will bolster performance of 2017 Mazda R7 to unprecedented new standards. This sports car will have a turbocharged engine variant capable of producing up to 400 horsepower, compared to the older version of Mazda R8 which only delivered 240 hp. We have no solid information to believe that the old 6-speed automatic transmission will be chucked out, so you can expect that even on this car.
Considering the fact that Mazda is still experimenting with engine types to find out the best possible combination, it seems to us that R8 is a model that does better without a rotary engine since it is not a sports car variant like Mazda R7. This new rotary engine might also make its way inside of Compact MX-5 Roadster as it fits the description of a smaller sized sports car, similar to Mazda RX-7 2017.
According to Kenichiro Saruwatari, who is the vice-president of Mazda’s European Research and development team, they are employing 30 engineers to research on rotary engines. They have also further stated that they might unveil a fully optimized and highly stylish model in 2020. As it seems to us, rotary type engines seem to be technology of the future that will make a huge mark on the global automobile industry.
Mazda RX-7 2017: Price and Release Date
While we may not have completely accurate information regarding price and release of Mazda RX-7 2017, but our trusted sources have lead us to believe that it would not be wrong to expect this car to turn up on sale sometime during early 2017. There are rumours that base model of this car would cost you around $30,000. Pricing is not bad, considering all the upgrades the car is going through especially in its under the hood department.