New RX-7!!

Discussion in 'Asian Forums' started by KRSONe1, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. Mazda has officially endorsed plans to build a rotary-powered RX-7 replacement. Boy racers and rotory fans will be able to snap one up by 2006

    It's nigh on a decade since the RX-7 last rolled down the production line in Hiroshima, but news is filtering through that will have rotorheads humming.

    The new RX-7 concept... its a rotary too!

    With RX-8 officially on sale in its major markets, Mazda is now turning to its next sports-car project. The company has officially endorsed plans to build a rotary-powered RX-7 replacement.

    In the footsteps of the 1978 original, it will be a sleek, lightweight two-seater. Some platform, suspension and driveline elements will be borrowed from the RX-8 parts bin. Although expected to launch in 2006, a concept will probably be unveiled by Lewis Booth at the Tokyo Motor Show next month.

    An amped version of the Renesis RX-8 engine is likely to power RX-7. With wider and stiffer rotor housings, a higher redline, and displacement out to about 1.6 litres, Mazda reckons on output of around 225 kW in normally aspirated form. It appears there will be no turbocharged version. Fear not, though, as for the first time ever, Mazda is working on a supercharged rotary option for RX-7.

    The production car, code-named J77, is likely to be shorter and wider than the RX-8. There may even be a cabriolet variant with a fabric or folding hard-top hood.

    Forthcoming Japanese performance cars entering the final stages of development include the Toyota Supra, Honda NSX, Nissan GT-R (twin-turbo 3.5 V6, 4wd) and, possibly, Subaru's 300 kW B11S.

    New Zealand Autocar Magazine
     
  2. "Boy racers and rotory fans"
     
  3. pics?
     
  4. Uh huh, I'll believe all of this once the NSX replacement arrives.
     
  5. that was probably added on by the original poster
     
  6. lol, i was thinking along the same lines
     
  7. An even higher redline? That would be AWESOME.
     
  8. Could be true. I've read elsewhere that there might be a supercharged RX-7. I think it was in the latest EVO.
     
  9. What's the current redline on a RX-7? 8000rpm?
     
  10. I'd rather see torque and reliability.
     
  11. B11S... interesting...
     
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  13. lol, you look like a geek.
     
  14. The trend w/ Jap maufacturers today seems to be a cheaper version of the sports car(350Z, RX8 are less than 30K both of which are slower than the 300ZX and RX7 respectively) the whole reason the Jap supercar era ended was because the cars got too expensive and sales declined.
     
  15. they should have the tach go to 20'000 rpm and on the bottom it should read "multiply by 500" instead of the usual 1000.
     
  16. Boy racers would go crazy. OMG MY CAR REVS LIKE AN F1 CAR!1
     
  17. lmfao, It would be

    OMGZ I CANZ REVZ MAH CARZ LIKE THE GAY CARS ON DA TVZ DOO
     
  18. Couldnt agree more on torque and reliability, MPG would be nice too <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
     
  19. "Forthcoming Japanese performance cars entering the final stages of development include the Toyota Supra,..."

    As this is untrue, Im going to assume the whole thing is BS.
     
  20. I'm pretty sure I remember reading this article in Autocar about 3 years ago.
     
  21. they have a concept? pics now.
     
  22. 225 kw is quite a bit out of a n/a rotary.
     
  23. Its called the TXT by toyota it will be seen at a motor show in 2005. If its a Supra no one really knows.

    B11S Is the next WRX in concept form, they played with RX-8 style Doors on it, it will happen. EVO X fighter.

    NSX will come back one day, ONE DAY.

    GT-R. coming soon.

    Your wrong, i assume your full of BS.
     
  24. The NSX never went anywhere so how can it come back?

    Dumbass Australians.
     
  25. Living in California means that this means nothing. Rotaries have a harder time passing smog. Anyone know why that is?
     

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