2016 Mazda RX-7 Pricing Details, Rotary Engine, Other Updates

Friday, January 16th 2015. | Mazda

We want to bring you closer to the 2016 Mazda RX-7. The supercar has a lot to offer. Please read the following review till the end, so that you know if this car is what you need. It seems that the company is in an effort to revive the RX-7 nameplate. Yes, the rumor is very exciting even though we are not sure if it will see the light of day. Rumor has it that the car is under development along with a next-generation rotary engine. If anything, more details will not make you wait longer. It is kinda funny because the rotary engines are no longer developed by the Japanese Automaker.

2016 Mazda RX-7 2

2016 Mazda RX-7 price

If the rumor happens to be true, that will be very surprising. Rumors are swirling around also about the specs of the upcoming RX-7. They say that the car will be more agile and lightweight. The 2-seater coupe is also expected to run on an engine that puts out 250 hp. Was that enough power? That was decent when compared to the majority of coupes released today. What will the price tag be? People assume that the pricing can likely start at $ 30,000. As for the launch date, expect the announcement to come this year. It will be planned for the next year’s release, hopefully.

2016 Mazda RX-7 3

At this point, all these are still rumors. Do not get your hopes up before anything official hits the airwaves. The model is yet to be signed off by the automaker. They just choose to let the rumors fly away. While the company refuses to give an official statement, we have high expectations pertaining to the rotary engine. We really hope that it will finally be fully realized. Another thing we heard was about the car being built using a similar design philosophy as the MX-5 Miata. This one is more certain as it will make a grand debut at the Chicago Auto Show.

2016 Mazda RX-7 4

2016 Mazda RX-7 rotary engine

What will be new on the rotary engine? If you want any forms of forced induction, better get rid of that thought. There is a chance that it is not gonna be turbocharged. They are still discussing upon the selection between twin and triple rotors. According to several sources, the twin-rotor is more likely to appear on the new series. Speaking of the design, it can mimic the same signature styling from previous releases. There are probably tweaks here and there, but we believe that the signature design language remains unchanged.

2016 Mazda RX-7

2016 Mazda RX-7 performance

The fog lamp can possibly pay homage to the rotary engine. The engine is an interesting topic. The company has already hinted at the development of a hybrid version of its Skyactiv. What is about the power? The power output will be generous, but it may not hit the 500 mark. It is possibly between 300-350 hp. If you want to make a comparison, you can include the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang. The performance is respectable and the frame can shed off some weight, meaning that it can run faster. There is no detail of the weight, but it can come close to 3,000 lbs.

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