1 de novembro de 2012

Mazda RX-7 returns in 2017

The legendary RX-7 with his also legendary engine, the rotary or Wankel, will return in 2017, 15 years after the previous RX-7 stopped being produced.

This was confirmed by Mazda’s sports car chief, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, who said the revival of the RX-7 will be timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Mazda’s first Wankel-powered car, the Cosmo, which entered production in May 1967.

At this time rumors point to the 16X Rotary engine to be at the heart of the car. Recently, while testing, the engine produced 300bhp. Yamamoto said the following about the possibility of using a turbo or a supercharger “At this time it has not been determined. Maybe later in life it will be turbo, but to start with maybe not.”

Source: AutoEvolution via TheMotorReport