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Tokyo Autoshow 2007 Preview
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Monday, September 17, 2007 - 8:30pm


UPdate: The news is out: Mazda will be showing the Taiki and the 16X Long-Stroke Rotary Engine at Tokyo this year.Read this article for all the information


One of our favorite Japanese Magazines has a 'scoop' on what Mazda will be displaying at the 2007 Tokyo Autoshow, this October 2007. Following on the Nagere, Ryuga, Senku, and Hakaze concepts, this is the 'final' concept Mazda will show in the 'flow' series. Some of these lines have already made it into production cars, like the new Mazda 6, and some minor face lifts in the Mazda 3, and 5. (Also expect to see a face-lifted RX-8 coming this winter). The bigger news, however is just that. Bigger....

Mazda will show off next generation Rotary Engine technology, including a larger rotary, the first time the actual displacement of a 2 rotor engine will have changed since 1974 if it makes production. The last time a production engine increased was with the introduction of the 13b in the RX-4 and REPU in 1974. The engine will also be the first time the other dimensions of the rotor will have changed since the 13a in the 1971. The 13a was the engine that powered the front-wheel-drive Japanese only Luce.



The car shown is said to have clues from the Kabura and Ryuga, as well as other Mazda DNA. It will be the first all new Mazda Rotary Coupe since the third-generation RX-7 launched in 1991. The car is said to have a particularly distinctive exterior design, with lightweight, compact and high-output next generation RENESIS(2) rotary engine. It will epitomize Mazda's spirit of sports car, as the RX-7 won popularity among the customers since its 1978 launch. The last RX-7 model (FD3S) ended a 10 year production run in August 2002, and is sometimes still regarded as the pinnacle of Mazda Engineering and Design.

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Finally, a two seater again!.
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October 21, 2007 - 11:20pm
Finally, a two seater again!. Still waiting Mazda. Looking good
so far. No third seat or suicide doors. With possibly more power.
Looking like a true sports cars. Can't wait to hear some more!
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Taiki...or Taiki Minus...or Next Gen RX-7
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October 18, 2007 - 1:21am
I like everything except the front end. It's looks like a cross between a giant squid and a 350Z. The nose is just to angular for me. I'd tend more towards the current RX-8 nose & headlights...or the Gen-3 RX-7. HOWEVER....I love the thought of a larger rotary. Any chance there will be a 3-rotor 16X?
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Wow I love it! Can't wait to
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October 3, 2007 - 1:42am
Wow I love it! Can't wait to see great pic's from the tokyo show.
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Here we go again and I'm excited:
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October 1, 2007 - 11:28am
I followed the development of the RX-8 and there it was. Now we have reason to be excited again. If Mazda indeed does come out with an RX-7 and a redesign on the RX-8, it will be tough on which to choose. It was really great when I first sat in my RX-8 and indeed my dreams came true once I drove the car. Glad I am only 65, to where I can still enjoy driving like I stole it.
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"Final" Concept Has No Name?
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September 25, 2007 - 8:29am
So, will this concept depart from the RX naming convention? Maybe they should call it the RX10 and skip the 9 all together.
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anniversaries
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September 18, 2007 - 10:05am
40th Tokyo Motor Show. 40th Year for the Mazda Rotary. 10th Year for 7stock. What's in store for us at 7stock!!!!
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yeaaahhhh!!! woooot!!
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September 18, 2007 - 8:44am
hahahahhaha wait until the 8club server comes back up!! this will fun to crow about there.
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Amazing
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September 18, 2007 - 11:43am
Im so happy! we were right all along, and everything was right in our faces!

I got to start saving!!
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I WANT ONE!
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September 18, 2007 - 6:22am
OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD!

Ahem. Um, I'll take two, please. Where do I send my deposit?
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Hear ye, Hear ye!
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January 3, 2008 - 10:31am
I second this motion!!

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