2017 Mazda RX7

We already have an announcement for upcoming model from Mazda. In 2016 they will launch new MX-5 Miata model. That is sport car from Japanese carmaker, developed to compete in that segment. However, a year after that, we will have special model. The 2017 Mazda RX7 is being prepared, and it will commemorate anniversary of rotary engine which was launched in Mazda for the first time in 1967.  Not any, but that will be half of century for this type of engine, so we expect the 2017 RX7 to travel back in time and get a little more classic look, and a very same type of powertrain.

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2017 Mazda RX7 engine

It is still not clear what will power 2017 Mazda RX7. Some rumors say, as it was expected for 50th anniversary, that under the hood of the 2017 RX7 will be rotary engine. Turbocharged drivetrain will produce around 400 hp. That is significant boost to 240 hp in current Mazda RX8. We suppose that transmission system will be kept. That is 6-speed manual or 5-speed auto gearbox. Last rotary unit was launched in 2011 in RX8 model. Then already, predictions were made this type of engine will come back for its anniversary, and now we are closer to that day. Also, since there is no official confirmation from the company, we hear rumors that new Mazda RX7 is coming.

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2017 RX7 platform

Relative model to 2017 Mazda RX7 will be RX8. It had same rotary engine, so experts suppose that new RX7 could be built on same platform. According to leaked information, we have heard that engineers are planning smaller vehicle than RX8 is. Also, concept from upcoming 2016 MX5 Miata could offer some interesting details. However, 2017 RX7 will be attractive and aggressive sport car, built to compete in top classes with other famous vehicles.

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2017 Mazda RX7 competition

Main competition for 2017 Mazda RX7 will come from Porsche 911. However, other vehicles will be in the market, so it won’t be easy to get on top. However, details about new 2017 RX7 are still unknown, and we will find out more as launching date is approaching.