2016 Mazda RX7 Price and specs

2016 Mazda RX7 will come with light weighted chassis and rotary engine, according to the latest news. Still, it remains unclear whether this model will be launched as 2016 or 2017 model, but either way, we are looking forward to it. The production of RX-7 model was stopped in 2002, and there wasn’t much word about its comeback, since Japanese car producer worked on its RX-8 model. This time around Mazda RX7 will be named as a RX-8 successor.

2016 Mazda RX7 Front

2016 Mazda RX7 news and expectations

Look of the upcoming model 2016 Mazda RX7 will be designed by KODO design language. Although this was expected, Japanese producer will not leave things like this. Its design will be further upgraded with sharp lines, and sporty details. Due to usage of light-weighted platform and light materials, 2016 RX7 should weight around 2800-3000 lbs, which will provide better fuel economy and aerodynamics of the vehicle.

Exterior of the 2016 RX7 will have most resemblance with MX-5, with whom it shares the platform. Ikuo Maeda, Mazda’s global design chief, said that new RX7 will not be made in retro styling, but didn’t reveal any further info about what could be expected.

2016 Mazda RX7 Interior

2016 Mazda RX7 specs

When it comes to most interesting part of the 2016 Mazda RX7 looks like this model revival will also revive some old performance cues. According to latest reliable info, new RX7 will be run by a new naturally-aspirated rotary engine, recently developed by Mazda. However it is still unclear whether the engine will be with two or three rotors, although twin-rotor setup is more likely. The output will be around 250 horsepower, while the displacement should be around 1.2-liter.

This decision is mainly caused by Mazda’s goal to create sports coupe rather than regular supercar with amazing outputs, and low fuel economy. Among available transmissions Japanese car producer will offer manual gearbox, while automatic will be available too, as optional. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, but there is no reliable info stating whether Mazda will offer all-wheel drive option for its upcoming RX7.

2016 Mazda RX7 Rear

2016 Mazda RX7 rivals

As we mentioned earlier, new RX7 will not be competing with supercars, but with sport coupes such as Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro and Hyundai Genesis. New Mazda RX7’s cheaper alternative could be Subaru BRZ, while pricier variant is Nissan’s 370Z.

2016 Mazda RX7 price and release

Although it is still early to give assumptions about price tag of the 2016 RX7, the company itself revealed that their price target would be around $30,000. Its release is expected early on 2016, while this Japanese manufacturer could decide to delay the reveal, and to launch it later as a 2017 model.

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2 Responses to 2016 Mazda RX7 Price and specs

  1. Joan cappell says:

    Just want to know when available and price and if available in convertable soft or hard top

  2. Joan cappell says:

    Available hard top or soft convertiabl

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