More rumors from Australia! Motoring.com is going on another limb reporting that the next Mazda RX-8 successor will sport a turbocharged rotary engine with at least 450hp on tap. Additionally, said new RX will be built on an extensively modified version of the last RX-8’s platform while employing Mazda’s current range of SKYACTIV technologies.
These technologies are said to remedy some of the past problems with the last RX’s engine involving excessive oil and fuel consumption and a weak torque delivery. This all contradicts a previous report and rumor from AutoExpress, who said the new RX will have a naturally-aspirated rotary with around 300hp.
Mazda was last known to be registering the RX-7 and RX-9 nameplates with Japan’s trademark office and other rumors point to a launch sometime in 2017. Though no official word from the automaker has surfaced and most of us aren’t even sure if an RX successor is really in the works. But with so many rumors and reports popping up, there must be something going on…