Mazda working on a turbocharged successor to the RX-7 sports car

Article by Christian A., on August 29, 2010

As early as 2013, Mazda is expected to introduce a turbocharged successor to the RX-7. Insiders say that the new RX-7, which is likely to be named RX-9, will keep the rotary Renesis technology used by its predecessors and the RX-8. Notably, production of the RX-8, which has unimpressive torque and poor fuel economy, will end next month.

However, Mazda is currently examining several radical options that would make the powerplant generate better economy and would provide torque that's needed to keep pace with competitors such as the VW Scirocco.

A source shared that Mazda is testing the rotary in combination with various technologies such as an electric turbocharger.

The new model is considered appropriate for the Nagare design language, which nature (i.e. wind and flowing water) has inspired.

This language has also led to the creation of five highly rated concepts in 2006 and 2007. Future Mazda concept cars will not feature the Nagare. However, it will still appear on the upcoming production cars.

Actually, Mazda will unveil a new design direction this autumn. The use of Nagare's side panel creases should prove to be a more straightforward process on the RX-9 sports car.

Topics: mazda, sports car

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