Mazda RX-7

  • First generation Mazda RX-7

    Long gone, but hardly forgotten, the Mazda RX-7 arrived on the scene in the late 1970s as an affordable sports car with the Japanese automaker's peculiar Wankel rotary engine. But, strange engine aside, it would cement itself as one of a handful of Japanese sports car icons. Donut Media returns with yet another video to trace the roots of Mazda's iconic sports car, which run deeper than its most successful sports car, the Mazda MX-5 Miata. Like most new Japanese sports cars, the RX-7 arrived as a bargain performance car, but would morph into more of a grand tourer in its second generation...

  • Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
    Mazda execs continue to tease future rotary without any more details

    Despite its recent breakthrough in sparkless ignition gasoline engines, Mazda has no plans to abandon the rotary engine which its executives insist is still being developed for future applications. “We’re still continuing development of the next-generation rotary engine,” Mazda...

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    Mazda CEO Rules Out Rotary-Powered Sports Car

    There have been numerous reports and official hints that Mazda could launch a rotary-powered sports car to either celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first rotary-powered model in 2017 or its own centenary in 2020. Now, the automaker’s CEO has put an end to the speculation. Speaking with...

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    Report: Mazda rotary sports car concept coming in 2017, production version in 2020

    Recently, we heard Mazda was planning to launch not one but two rotary-powered sports cars within the decade. The first was to launch in 2017, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cosmo Sport, Mazda’s first rotary-powered car, while the second was to arrive in 2020 to mark the...

  • 1999 Mazda RX-7
    No New RX Sports Car Without A Rotary, Says Mazda Design Chief

    There are probably few cars hinted at more via official channels than a new generation of the Mazda RX-7, but despite the rumors going back more than half a decade it feels like we’re still no closer to ever seeing a new rotary-powered sports car being launched by Mazda. The last we heard is...

  • 1999 Mazda RX-7
    Mazda To Launch New RX-7 And RX-9 By 2020: Report

    While there have been plenty of reports on the potential return of a rotary-powered sports car at Mazda, the latest has got to be the most ambitious yet. Motoring claims Mazda could launch not one but two rotary sports cars within the next several years, giving the automaker a three-tiered sports...

  • 1999 Mazda RX-7

    With the RX-8 bowing out of production earlier this year, Mazda is now left without a rotary engine in its lineup. The main reason for the engine’s demise are its heavy fuel consumption and subsequent high emissions, which makes it simply not viable in the current market, though Mazda remains faithful to the rotary and hopes to one day see it in at least one of its models again. Mazda is working on a new rotary engine, and is expected to debut it next year. It will serve as a range-extender for an electric car, which will most likely be based on the next-generation Mazda3. This is a sad...

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    Mazda Design Chief Maeda Talks More RX-7 Revival Plans

    The RX-7 might make a comeback, but it'll take a comeback of the U.S. economy to make it happen.

  • 2007 Mazda Furai Concept
    Report: New Mazda RX-7 May Replace RX-8

    Due for launch in late 2011, the new car is expected to eschew outright performance and prestige in favor of affordability and reliability.

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    More Details On Mazda RX-7 Successor

    The upcoming replacement to the RX-7 will bring back Mazda's rotary coupe roots.

  • X3 concept based on Mazda RX-7
    X3 Concept Based On Mazda RX-7

    Reuben Zammit has created a number of stunning designs over the past 12 months but unlike most designers he has been fortunate enough to have some of his designs approved for production. His Bugatti Type 12-2 Streamliner concept, which we saw earlier today, is pure fantasy but his new X3 sports...

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