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    http://motoring.nzoom.com/motoring_...388-389,00.html

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    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.

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    damn, i can't wait to see this thing, i'm excited

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    lol me too
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    Link doesn't work... but yeah I can't wait to see what it will be like as well.
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    Originally posted by JAYMEZ_STi
    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.

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    should be sweet!
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    I want to see the concept!!

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    repost link, sounds sweet

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    Default Re: 2006 Rx-7

    Originally posted by JAYMEZ_STi
    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.
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    Man can't wait

    btw linky no workie

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    repost where?
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    sorry to say but most likely not gonna happen...
    i think you're talking about this? how old was that article anyway?

    its an old photoshop of what was expected to be the new rx7
    also:
    No Plans to Revive RX-7, Mazda Insists

    Those expecting to glimpse a new rotary-powered Mazda sports car at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show will be in for a serious disappointment, several senior Mazda officials tell TheCarConnection.com. It's not that the automaker isn't exploring the idea of reviving its legendary two-seater, which went out of production last year. For the moment, though, it has its corporate hands full with the new four-seat RX-8, which is just in the midst of a global launch. There's another problem, stresses Mazda Motors Board Member Steve Odell: limited production capacity for the new Renesis rotary engine. There's only capacity for 60,000 of the engines a year, he notes, around what Mazda hopes to need for the RX-8, and expanding production would be "quite difficult." Translation: extremely expensive. But there is a future for the rotary, he adds. "I'm sure we'd like" to produce other rotary-powered models, including a new RX-7, "if the demand is there." A solid hit with the new car could be the encouragement Mazda needs. -Paul A. Eisenstein
    i think mazda has moved on to the rx8 and rx7 no more... but there are still good news..
    http://www.mazda.com.au/currentnews....cleZoneID=3225





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    I think it's fanboys' wishes to resurrect RX7. Finanically, it makes no sense. It's not like RX-8 is flying off the lots anyways. Gas sucking usually = high torque. But that's not the case for rotary engine.

    I can see a RX7 is RX8 and Miata are both discontinued.

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