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No RX-7 Until At Least October 2005
Submitted by SuperUser on Monday, January 12, 2004 - 1:24pm


Japan -- American customers will have to wait at least another year to find out if Mazda does in fact have a program to resurrect its beloved, rotary-powered RX-7. "There are no plans for us to (re)introduce the RX-7 in North America within the next year or so," said Jim O'Sullivan, president of Mazda North American Operations. O'Sullivan said that high demand for the company's flagship RX-8 has Mazda's rotary-engine assembly lines in Hiroshima running at full capacity. He added that the company is not planning additional applications of its RENESIS rotary engine "unless we're going to do an expansion of the engine plant itself. We would need a major commitment to volume to expand the plant." Mazda built over one million RX-7 coupes between 1978 and 2002.

We've reported that there would be no RX-7 at last October's Tokyo Autoshow, and hinted that there would not be one at this year's Detroit Autoshow. The Detroit Autoshow came and went with the only Rotary News being the Hydrogen Powered RX-8 that we covered from the Tokyo show. Our sources told us not to expect a prototype RX-7 until 2005. Today, Jim O'Sullivan told reporters "there are no plans for us to (re)introduce the RX-7 in North America within the next year or so," He also added that no other Rotary Powered Vehicles would be brought out soon "unless we're going to do an expansion of the engine plant itself. We would need a major commitment to volume to expand the plant."

We predict the RX-7 will start development a year from now, with a debut at the 2005 Tokyo Autoshow, with the final production version not showing up until mid 2006... All depending if the RX-8 does well enough to validate the expansion of the RENESIS Engine plant. An expansion of the plant could also open the doors for other Rotary Powered sports cars from Mazda. Cars like a RENESIS Powered Miata? Or something we've been pushing for at RotaryNews.com for a while, a rebirth of the old-school rotary RX-3?

This is your chance to have your voice heard, and shape the direction of the RX-7 and future rotary powered cars. There are two things you can do right now. First, reply to this article with your wishlist for the next RX-7. Second, visit the Save The Seven Campaign and write a letter to Mazda. You can copy and paste your comment left on this article to your letter.

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subject:
DMRH wrote: Now that its pu
author:
date:
August 4, 2005 - 5:42am
[quote=]DMRH wrote:
Now that its public, I think I can say that this RX-3 concept has been in the wings for over a year. Mazda officials from japan & USA told me about this car last year & said its part of a line up of 3-different rotary powered cars.

RX-3 will be an affordable entry level rotary car
RX-8 will continue to the series-II & series-III & beyond
???? will get a rotary option (finally) & make up the third RX powered car
[/quote]



There was an Official Announcement?
Have I missed something, it's always been just a rumour like RX7!
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subject:
I can't afford a $50,000 car.
author:
date:
March 28, 2005 - 2:31pm
I can't afford a $50,000 car. I want an RX that's priced like a 3, drives like a miata, and while I'd prefer it to be a sleek little coupe, if it were a 3-door, it would be ok as long as it drove the right end. I'm not interested in convertibles or turbos or 4-seaters.
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subject:
new rx-7
author:
date:
March 21, 2005 - 5:41pm
A new rx-7 ehh! Okay, the first thing I'd have to ask for is more refinement out of the renisis 1.3 liter. A few more horses in the manual wouldn't hurt as well as addressing some of the ridiculous problems I've heard about in other forums (i.e. claims of coolant leaking into the oil pan). The second would styling far from that of the rx-8 which looks sorta dopey with the back two suicide doors. The 50/50 weight distribution makes superb handling and when coupled with a sport suspension, you have a great handling car. Not to mention that the fd engine had only 13 moving parts which is great for and internal combustion engine. I saw an article the other day about a new turbo rx-8 which produced something like 330-350 hp. That kinda power would make a new rx-7 a great competitor against the mustang, s2000, 350z, corvette, and many other sports/pony cars. However, for this to be feasable, the body styling would really have to change from the rx-8. Mazda has been in need of a true sports car for some time now and has the foundation for a very good machine here. The following link goes to a thread featuring an article about the possibility of a new rx-7 and a computer illustration of what it might look like.http://forums.beyond.ca/showthread/t-68500.html
I think this design is pretty sexy. Glassed in headlights will be the way to go. The new rx-7 should also blend styling cues from both the FC and FD.
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subject:
my ideas
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 10, 2004 - 8:39pm
Leave the car body alone, the 93-95 style is still comparable to the best looking porsches IMO. Add a Renesis 3 rotor or use the 20b 3 rotor. 300-350hp single or twin turbo. As long as it is turbo. 3 rotors will be needed to keep us up with the Z06. I do not want to see the RX-7 second rate to an American Domestic. Its time to regain our glory. The RX-7 was and still is one of the most respected cars on the road. Do not mess up the RX-7 like this RX-8. That little of power on a 3 rotor was a disgrace.
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subject:
rx-7 wishlist
author:
No Rotor
date:
November 28, 2004 - 8:55pm
what i'd like to see...
1.better body styling than the rx-8 (continuous, no break panels)
2.rear wiper, hatchback
3.retractable headlights
4.light weight
5.nice spoiler, skirts, airdam (like japanese mazdaspeed FD3S)
6.bright paint colours available (no dark tones please)
7.FC3S style hood scoop (if applicable)
8.limited slip differential
9.non-digital speedometer, tachometer (heads up display would be cool, though)
10.good 50/50 weight ratio
11.sport tuned suspension (since family guys are getting rx-8s)
12.turbo-charger/intercooler
13.generation 1 price tag
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subject:
rx-7 wishlist
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 10, 2004 - 12:38am
a monster 20B 3-rotor turbo engine under the hood
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subject:
hehehe...crazy idea but logic
author:
No Rotor
date:
November 28, 2004 - 3:18pm
How about make the reborn sportcar rx7´s engine with 4 rotors and 1 single turbo charge.it would be fun...and also could crashed all those ferarri´s , mclarens f1´s and koenigsegg CCR´s...i have the 1995
rx7 and i need more power than that...huhuhu..2 rotor seems not enough for me and for a title sportscar... :)
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subject:
New RX-7 (if made)
author:
No Rotor
date:
November 28, 2004 - 1:40pm
I have 2004 RX-8 Automatic. It has plenty of power for me. I hope they give the people a choice in the matter of Turbo or not. I heard from my Mazda mechanic, who has a 1993 RX-7 and an RX-8, the Hot 7 really does get hot from all that power. The result is a lot of shop time and money. Give me a weaker and more reliable RX-7 Please.
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subject:
Make up your mind dude!
author:
date:
January 29, 2005 - 7:02am
You contradict yourself so many times in your numerous posts.
You stated that you have an Rx-8 auto that has plenty of power for you
but yet you want a turbo. Why did you buy the RX-8 anyway? And why in the world did you get an auto.? I just bought an 05' 6sp and couldn't be happier. The RX-7 has gone the way of the dinosaur dude. If Mazda had any intention of returning the RX-7 to market I don't beleive that they would have put so much into the marketing of the 8. I have a friend who works for Mazda NA and he stated that there would have to be a heavy
demand in order for Mazda to re-introduce the RX-7. Most preliminary
indications I have seen show now such demand exists. That's why Mazda is putting alot of it's resources into marketing the 8.
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subject:
RX-8 as a substitute for a real (2 seater) sportscar...
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date:
February 10, 2005 - 1:33pm
New guy here...

I had two RX-7s the last a '87 Turbo II and I loved 'em both. I didn't get a FD (third gen) because of all the troubles my brother (and others) experienced with thiers.

I waited as Mazda let the car die here in the states and was greatly disapointed in the 'family truckster' RX-8 when it came out. I'm not against the RX-8, you family guys need a Rotary Rocket too, but a two seater with back doors is kinda silly and on top of that, the car just isn't attractive.

I'm running a NB MX-5 right now and it's not a bad little car, but it isn't a Wankel and it simply isn't big enough for my traveling needs. If there is no RX-7 in a year or so, I'll very likely be driving a C6 Corvette in the future.

The choice is really up to Mazda. They left all thier faithful RX-7 owner/drivers without a car.

Rich
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subject:
Hot 7
author:
No Rotor
date:
November 29, 2004 - 8:12am
The reasons why the RX7 gets hot is due to the precat, radiator, and exhaust. When you change these parts with aftermarket ones, it doesn't get hot anymore. My 94 RX7 runs perfectly cool. Peter Farrell is a good recommendation for exhaust and downpipe. Fluidyne, for the radiator.
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subject:
BRING RX-7 BACK PLEASE
author:
No Rotor
date:
November 18, 2004 - 9:20pm
bring it back, bring it back, bring it back, bring it back!!!!!!!!!
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subject:
Please come out a new RX-7
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 17, 2004 - 8:27am
why mazda don't design a new RX-7(FD3S)?!!
just make it like the old "FD3S(spiritR)" make it more nice and more powerfull in 280hp with a fast shif gear
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subject:
Just how old school, just how lightweight?
author:
No Rotor
date:
September 18, 2004 - 4:05pm
I love my RX8 bottom line.
How retro and lightweight are some of you liking?
Example, do you want trunk padding and carpet?
How does a coupe the size of a Mazda 3 sound?
Do you mind or want accessories that add weight like power seats and sunroof?
Have you personally driven a Miata and what did you think of the drive?
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subject:
CHALLENGEX7 wants it back!!!
author:
No Rotor
date:
August 17, 2004 - 6:45am
i like the FD alot ok i want one by the time i graduate i dont care if i have to get a 93-95 but if u dont make a new one u will be forever forgotten.
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subject:
Please return the RX7 to the USA
author:
No Rotor
date:
July 8, 2004 - 10:22am
1995 was a bad year for all rotory lovers in America. Mazda needs to realize the market for a new turbo charged rotory sports car. That has only two doors, and two seats. I'll have to buy a '95 if Mazda won't bring us a new one.
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subject:
Make a new RX7 and I'll buy ...
author:
No Rotor
date:
May 22, 2004 - 2:09pm
I want a sports car. I do NOT want a RX8. I WILL buy a Vett if there is nothing else when it comes time. Simple enough?
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subject:
wrong site for you
author:
No Rotor
date:
July 1, 2004 - 4:47pm
its not a rx7 if it doesnt have rotors
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subject:
New Rotaries
author:
No Rotor
date:
May 21, 2004 - 10:12pm
Mazda have a hard act to follow with the FD series RX7. The next will need to be an absolute gem. They alreay have the chassis to do it on, the RX8. I am interested in the possibility of an entry level rotary. People have postulated over another RX3. I do doubt we'd ever see a carby on a rotary again (old school) but a detuned RENESIS could be a good guess as a power plant to also slot into the Miata. Or back to a 12A displacement engine,(a 13B with narrower rotors)? As the Mazda6 is probably going all wheel drive, could the mazda3 (Sportif) be having a rear wheel drive, Rotary conversion?
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subject:
RX7
author:
No Rotor
date:
May 20, 2004 - 6:56am
you guys are out of your minds if you are thiking of making a new rx-7, there is nothing like it, in this planet, like a rx-7, tha it's the truth sports car in my opinion, please mazda, make it happen

jsr,

nj
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subject:
New production RX-7
author:
No Rotor
date:
April 21, 2004 - 12:43pm
I've held off on the rx8
bandwagon so that I will be financially free to purchase a new rx7 when they become available. Don't keep me waiting mazda. ;)
-Dave Clair
93-Rx7
74-Repu
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subject:
Bring Rx7 back!!
author:
date:
January 17, 2005 - 7:06pm
i would like to see rx7 back on the market! but not just the fd3s! i especially love the fc3s rx7! so please bring back the fc3s as well please!!!!! i love that car!!!!
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subject:
More power
author:
No Rotor
date:
December 9, 2004 - 5:25pm
Just give me the old FD and give me 300+ hp with a 4 rotor single turbo....We want an engine that can keep us up with the Z06.....the FDs engine can barely keep up with the new one coming out even when the FD is fully modded
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subject:
4th gen
author:
No Rotor
date:
June 20, 2004 - 12:11pm
3 rotor renesis would be the way to go for these guys, it would require minimum tooling to get going versus a larger displacement two rotor, there is no need for it to be expensive either, keep it simple, and keep it NA, it would produce the hp numbers they would want and reliablility of NA as well, the up side is when the aftermarket guys such as myself get ahold of it and start boosting it, the aftermarket will explode. and hp numbers will be nice and high, keep it around a realistic 2500 2600lbs and you'll have a great car. 550-650lbs lighter than a Z06 is not too bad. Mazda could do this, and they could do it for a reasonable price.(RX8 coupe) Keep in mind it is not going to go against the more expensive ZO6 or Viper, but the Vette, Mustang and EVO and STI. I think part of it may be they want to get their investment out of the RX8 first, then spread it's cost over other platforms. Whatever the reason may be they could and should do it, and at least by 06.
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subject:
Have you ever driven a turbo
author:
No Rotor
date:
May 12, 2004 - 9:24pm
Have you ever driven a turbo rotary??? Your kidding yourself if you think NA is best you wanker.
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