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2010 Mazda RX-7 as reported by Road and Track in their June 2007 issue.
Submitted by MSP909 on Monday, April 30, 2007 - 12:17am

I was just wondering if anyone saw this story of the possibility of Mazda bringing back the RX-7 for the 2010 model year as told by Road and Track? There is an artists renditions of what the new RX-7 might look like. This might be very interesting if all is true...can't wait to find out more!

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the RX-7 for the 2010 model year as told by Road and Track
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May 4, 2007 - 10:26pm
Yes I saw it,too. Even though my magazine was torn up from the mail I also was curious. Good article.Still loving my RX-8 at 53,000 miles.
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2010 Mazda RX-7
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May 3, 2007 - 10:36pm
A new RX-7 would be cool, but keep in mind that there is a limited market for sports cars. Mazda's putting all its eggs in one basket with the old RX-7 led to the disappearance of the rotary from the US market for eight years after sales fell. RX-8 sales have not been "all that" lately either. I would submit that the piston-powered Miata drains some sales from the RX-8, and even the Miata is not exactly common in my neck of the woods. Another RX-7 would probably not sell as well as Mazda would want, and it could hurt RX-8 sales and lead to the demise of both cars.

Mazda is starting to take steps to offer the rotary in other products. An example is the hydrogen-powered hybrid Premacy/Mazda 5 in Japan. If the rotary is to survive, it will have to be offered in other vehicles besides sports cars.

I'll put it this way. When I was employed full-time and considering an eventual new car purchase, I did not even begin to consider an RX-8 because it did not fill my needs, which include carrying two older family members, wheelchairs, groceries, etc. But if Mazda had offered a RENESIS-powered Tribute or 6 wagon, I would have been saving my pennies to try to buy one.

This issue is what Mazda will have to consider for future rotary vehicles. I'd even say that Mazda dropped the ball by not offering a rotary version of its pickup or the Tribute (yeah, I know, the US B-series pickup is a rebadged Ford Ranger, but still!). Hate to say this, but another RX-7 is what we don't need.
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return of the seven
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April 30, 2007 - 12:09pm
a 2010 mazda rx-7 could come out, but if it is coming out soon mazda being very quiet about it. there is some possible concept like the ryuga or senku.
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