It is being said that a new Mazda RX7 is in pipeline and the car could have its public debut sometime in 2015. The new car will be powered by a new gen rotary engine.
While this news is in contradiction to Mazda CEO Masa-michi Kogai denying that his company is working on rotary engine revival, several media groups claim that the manufacturer is already working overtime on a new rotary engine that will make its public debut with the RX-7 in 2015.
There are good chances that the next gen rotary engine will be naturally aspirated and would have a a cubic capacity of around 600cc per rotor. The engine will have a twin-rotor layout and hence, will have a total displacement of 1.2 liters, which is basically equivalent to 2.4 litre conventional internal combustion petrol engine. This upcomnig new age rotary engine would have a max power of around 250 bhp . While rotary engine are known for their issues with reliability issues and high fuel consumption, the next gen motor would be devoid of all such troubles.
Talking about the new Mazda RX7′s exterio design, it would follow the same design philosophy as the next-gen MX-5, which is due in 2015. In charge of the upcoming car’s design is Ikuo Maeda, whose father drew the original RX-7 way back in the 70s!
Stay tuned to Motoroids for more updates on the new Mazda RX-7