rotarynews_com4

The Heart of Rotary Performance!

RX-8 Performance Parts Now Available!
714.779.8677

Navigation

RotaryNews Media



Ads by Google

Poll
Would you be interested in purchasing a book on the history and development of the General Motors two rotor engine (RC2-206).
YES
60%
NO
20%
MAYBE
20%
Total votes: 30

Who's online
There are currently 0 users and 92 guests online.

Is the MAZDA RX-7 Coming Back?
Submitted by No Rotor on Monday, September 27, 2004 - 9:33pm

[EDITORAL NOTE:] You probably got to this page from a google search. This isn't a story about the next generation RX-7, but a posting by some user a long time ago asking the question about the next RX-7.

We feel that the Kabura has the best chance to being the next RX-7 (Or RX-3...) , see this story on the Kabura. If the Kabura does not become the next RX-7, the next earliest chance Mazda will show an RX-7 would be at the next Tokyo Autoshow in October 2007.

[ login or register to post comments | previous forum topic | next forum topic ]

subject:
IT IS COMING BACK
author:
date:
June 20, 2007 - 6:20pm
As evidenced by page 64 of the june 2007 issue of Road & Track, the RX-7 WILL be coming back. Not a lot of mechanical details are known, but the styling will be based on the Kabura show car. It is scheduled to debut in 2010.
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
Article on Automobile Magazine
author:
date:
August 6, 2007 - 11:25pm
There was an article on Automobile Magazine (I think July or August) that RX-7 is coming back around 2011 with 16C non-turbo pumping 300ps. Do you think this just another rumor?

Personally, I thought 300-350 with sexy, light-weight body (2,500lbs range) would be a perfect match.
[ login or register to post comments ]

subject:
I am new to the site. but i s
author:
date:
September 19, 2006 - 6:35pm
I am new to the site. but i seen the 787B race car i want that engine for my FC3. so with that said i think mazda should put a streetable 3 or 4 rotor in the new RX-7. that would be awsome. i don't know about the MPG that would get but i like 700hp. tune it down to 350hp and that is a crazy crazy car.
[ login or register to post comments ]

subject:
Garrett Turbo Charger
author:
date:
July 18, 2006 - 5:24pm
This is off the subject a little but still about Mazda's. If you read my first post, I told you that I currently own a 2001 Mazda Miata which I bought brand new in 2001.
I was on E-Bay the othet night and someone had a buy it now price of something like $239.00 for a used Garrett Turbo charger for my Miata. I asked the seller if it was easy to install and how much HP would it add. The reply was "easy to install and a gain of 70HP with a 7% boost". Is that kind of HP & boost true?? For that kind of money??
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
turbo help
author:
date:
September 20, 2006 - 12:38am
i was going to turbo my chevy cavalier. i had the turbo. but just the charger won't do any good. you need a turbo manifold. some form of fuel managment, charge pipe. and other odds and ends. installing a turbo is not that easy especially building a turbo setup from nothing. and i never heard of boost being expressed as a %. normally it is psi. now i never was able to complete my turbo install. i crashed the car. but i will say this. save your money do it right, look for turbo kits. most of all research research research. info is your friend. try looking for turbo forums or even MX-5 websites.
[ login or register to post comments ]

subject:
Rumor Or Not
author:
date:
June 11, 2006 - 5:25pm
It may be a rumor or not but here's my opinion on it. I owned a 1985 RX7,a 1991 touring edition (white with Targa Top)but not the 3rd generation. Both of them were used but low mileage. In 1997 I had the chance to drive a low mileage 1993 and was blown away.I didn't buy it as it was a little bit much for my budget at the time.I have owned a 1994 Subaru SVX a 1989 Mazda MX6 and presently own a 2001 Mazda Miata (bought new) and a 1985 Toyota MR2 which is close to showroom quality.I have driven a new Honda S2000, a Porsche 944 and a BMW Z3.None of these cars that I have owned and driven can come even close to the 3rd generation RX7.I was able to drive that 93 all day, keep it over night and then return it to the dealer the next day.That was a hard thing to do.
The 3rd generation RX7, in my opinion, was the best looking and best all around sports car of it's time. It still turns heads today and always will. Just go on EBay and see what you'll have to pay to get a low mileage one that has been well kept.
The design was awesome and is probably why Mazda carried that design into the Miata's.
I'll be fortunate enough to have a 3rd gen. some day soon but until then, I hope Mazda has enough sense to bring back what they should have never dis continued. The RX7!!!!

Lildaveyg
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
Sure Hope You Are RIGHT!!
author:
date:
June 12, 2006 - 5:37pm
Yes indeed Lildaveya, I would have to agree that the 3rd Gen. RX-7 is not only one of THE best looking sports cars every devised by man, but also one of the most technologically sophisticated pieces of machinery ever produced for personal transportation. IMHO, all the other designs you mentioned were/are either too "boxy", too "retro" (Porshe), and/or too "wimpy" to hold a candle to the RX.

I have an almost MINT 2nd Gen TII, one of THEEEE nicest I've ever seen (my third 2nd gen) as well BUT, just one problem which I do plan on posting (a "whine")soon: its been sitting there for 3-years....untouched (I bow my head in shame :(!!!) Looks GREAT but if I fail to get that 13B going again it could, really, ruin my day (I LOVE this car..would hate to see her just up and "die" on me..forever :(!!) for sure - but I digress.

Then again, I really do love the looks of the 2nd gens almost as much as the (ALMOST!) as the 3rd gens and, in some ways, I actually PREFER (hey, my FIRST post here so chill on the flaming okay :)??) the 2nd gen OVER the 3rd...not because of the looks, however but because of the well-known "problems" that the 3rd gens have had throughout there existence :(. HOWEVER, I truly believe that IF I were to have (had the money!) purchased one of the..oh, THOUSAND (roughly)or so that I test-drove, that THIS car would NOT have all, or at least, as many problems as one reads about today. One can always dream, right :O?

There is but ONE automobile that I've ever seen, that, IMHO, could challenge both the looks, as well as the sophistication of the RX-7 3rd gen and THAT car was developed in the 1930's (I believe)..it was called the "Cord", anyone ever SEE that car :o?? Well if you have you'll know what mean - it was, IMHO, the "RX-7" of its time. Other than that....NO other car can even compete with a "3rd Gener"...

Did I mention that I LOVE these cars...WHOA, sorry, I mean these RX-7's :)??
StormCaster
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
Problems
author:
date:
June 13, 2006 - 3:47am
You're right about the problems, I think the biggest one that most people talk about was the turbo's and the fact that people didn't know how to take care of a rotary engine. I talked to a mechanic at my local dealer once when I took my 91 in, and he told me he had seen one come in one day with fuel lines melted.
One of the things that I wished had never happened though was having Ford buy into Mazda. I saw quality go down.
Still, 3rd generation was the Best. I'm still hoping for one. I was on E-Bay and Auto Trader last night.
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
Truly great car but the problems are real
author:
date:
June 21, 2006 - 12:57am
I purchased a '93 brand new off the lot (80 miles) and took meticulous care. I even went so far as to get a little egg timer that I always set for a two minute shutdown every single time I drove the car. Oil changes every 3000 miles and always right after track days. I did track the car (as it was meant to be) but not to excess and it was 100% stock. Even still I had the problems: hoses popping off everywhere, coolant leaks, inept dealers (took 3 trips to fix my rough idle and then only after it failed the smog check), cooked hoses, cooked wiring harness, cracked turbos, cooked battery. Needed new turbos/wiring harness before 50,000 miles.

I loved that car and contemplate buying one now. It's a tremendously beautiful car and extremely capable. I could reign in Corvette ZR-1s on tight tracks.

If only it were reliable. Mazda rushed it to market. It was competing against the 300ZX, Supra, 3000GT and was the better of them all. If Mazda would put in a more reliable engine in the exact same body I would buy one tomorrow.
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
The 93's were the first year
author:
date:
June 23, 2006 - 11:57am
The 93's were the first year and I think they received improvements every year. What was the most frustrating thing for me was that the best years were not even imported to the U.S. I kept seeing special models and improvements after 1995 but only lucky people in Japan and Australia got to own them. I think my two cars had already been sorted because I had very few problems.
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
Mazda RX-7
author:
date:
June 12, 2006 - 8:38am
I was lucky enough to own two 3rd gen RX-7s - a '93 and a '94 R2 both used because I couldn't afford the mark-up on a new one. I agree with you about the 1993 RX-7. Since Mazda discontinued the RX-7 I have owned a '99 Corvette fixed-roof coupe and now a Porsche 911. Mazda had it right with the FD3S - it was more fun than the Corvette and an equal to the Porsche IMHO. Mazda dealerships killed the perfect sports car with their rediculous mark-ups.
[ login or register to post comments ]

subject:
RX-7
author:
date:
January 16, 2006 - 3:04pm
Bring back the RX-7,I like it better than the RX-8
RX-7 With 300 Horsepower !!!
[ login or register to post comments ]

subject:
Are The MAZDA RX7s Coming Back?
author:
date:
December 7, 2005 - 11:03am
I'm still waiting for the RX7 to return. I need more rumors to keep me going :)

The return to racing is a good omen, The ghosts of RX-7 keep showing up everywhere - magazine covers, drag races, video games, die cast models, drifting competition - it was and is a great car to be this popular so many years after Mazda stopped production. Not many Japanese cars can claim that kind of cult status in the US.
[ login or register to post comments ]

subject:
RX-7
author:
No Rotor
date:
November 15, 2004 - 1:26pm
Yes the new RX-7 is coming back, it is not a rumour anymore. However it is still in development. In case you guys want to know the new Supra and Skyline is coming out too, I cannot wait:)
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
Rumors
author:
date:
December 26, 2004 - 4:57pm
Sorry.. It is till a rumor.
Until the unwrapping at an autoshow, or a press release saying the RX-7 is back, everything... EVERYTHING is a rumor. Period.
[ login or register to post comments ]

subject:
man i miss the 7s
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 13, 2004 - 8:57pm
....... bring back the 7S
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
Bring Back the 7!!!!!!!!!!!
author:
date:
October 21, 2004 - 5:46pm
1993 Mazda Rx-7 Touring, Tripoint Engineering Rebiuld, Silicon Boost Hoses, Aluminum Race Radiator, Hard Intake Pipes, Aluminum Strut Bar, Pod Mount Boost Gauge, Feed Door Handles.
[ login or register to post comments ]

subject:
1st: The RX-8 isn't ugly.
author:
date:
October 12, 2004 - 3:07pm
1st: The RX-8 isn't ugly.

2nd: The RX-8 doesn't have turbos, so of course it will be less.

3rd: The sales of the RX-8 are good, so we could see a new 7 in a few years.

4th: If you leave your email address on websites, spam spiders will pick it up and stuff your inbox with crap. Better to get an account here, and be notified when someone replies...
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
photos
author:
date:
December 31, 2004 - 10:23am
New to this site, from the UK. and have one of the very best gen3 7's around, almost topping 500BHp in road use form, been in Jap performance mag. Looks like a good site. Like to know more. I also turn up LeMans every year, and was hoping Mazda was going to make a show. Nothing, Sad man Sad! So, is there anywhere we can post pics or is down to links
[ login or register to post comments ]

subject:
Ditto
author:
No Rotor
date:
September 29, 2004 - 8:00am
I keep waiting, amusing myself with second-rate sports cars, for the next generation RX-7. The RX-8 is "nice" but it just doesn't have that oh-my-god-I-gotta-have-one feeling. Come on Mazda - GET ER DONE!
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
I like the looks of the rx-8,
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 3, 2004 - 4:35am
I like the looks of the rx-8, but the the trunk opening,too small, would like to see a hatchback version either on the rx-8, or on a new 7
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
D-man
author:
No Rotor
date:
October 7, 2004 - 8:25pm
The new 7 is still in development there are some rumblings on the net about it. The new seven will be a 2 door, 2 seater, based on the RX-8 platform and other then the miata is also going to be on this platform, all I have found is the anticipated release date is 2007.
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
2006
author:
No Rotor
date:
November 27, 2004 - 7:20pm
rx7city.com speculates the arrival of the new RX7 as early as 2006 and may be unveiled at the Tokyo motor show next month code named J77
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
Impossible
author:
No Rotor
date:
November 28, 2004 - 8:52am
Impossible:
1. The Tokyo Autoshow was LAST month
2. It was a Commercial Vehicle year (Car show is every other year, so next car/passenger Autoshow will be in October 2005)

Mazda still doesn't want to bring another rotary out.
[ login or register to post comments ]

 
subject:
new RX-7
author:
No Rotor
date:
November 13, 2004 - 4:11pm
I saw one sporting around town 2 days ago! I fell in love.
[ login or register to post comments ]

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.

Find us on Facebook

User login


Atkins Rotary
Automotive, Aviation, and Marine Applications of Rotary Engines
Phone 253.848.7776
Fax 253.848.3284
atkinsrotary.com

Google Search
Google

Follow us on Twitter


Forum topics

Top nodes



Who's new

home | events | forum | search | archive
Copyright © 2005 RotaryNews.com Media Group LLC, a Nevada Corporation