Next rotary-engined Mazda RX-7 to be inspired by Taiki concept

According to Mazda’s design chief, the famous rotary-engined RX-7 is going to make a comeback within the next two to three years. A completely new version based on the Taiki concept will arrive before the end of the decade with rear-wheel-drive.

Mazda’s design chief, Laurens van Den Acker says that the Taiki concept, that was seen at the Tokyo Motor Show in October, will outline the ‘graphic design elements’ for the next-generation RX-7 which will be rotary-powered.

AutoCar says we can expect a 3.2 liter engine that produces an output above 250 horsepower. The next Mazda RX-7 is expected to be smaller and lighter than the RX-8. The RX-8 will become more of a GT car, remaining a four-seater to keep it from overshadowing the RX-7.

 

Source: AutoCar

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