2016 Mazda RX-7: 6 Things You Should Expect
If there’s one vehicle — other than the Supra — that we’re excited to a see a revival of, it’s the Mazda RX-7. Mazda hasn’t really officially said it’s happening (yet), but there are plenty of rumors to coincide with the idea of a revival sometime in the next two years.
So we thought it only right to dig a little deeper and find out exactly how this revival could happen, and how a new RX-7 would even perform in the market. Spoiler alert: It’s probably going to be awesome. Here’s all you need to know.
It shouldn’t shock anyone to imagine a new RX-7 with Mazda’s signature design language. Seen in the rendering here, the RX-7 will keep Mazda’s Kodo design language, but add some sharp cues along the way. You’ll even notice the rear fog lamp is a nifty homage to the rotary engine.
Skyactiv Rotary Hybrid Engine
That’s a lot of words to describe one engine, but all of those words put together could make some magic. Mazda is admittedly already working on a hybrid version of its Skyactiv engine, but keeping the rotary tradition alive in the RX-7, they’ll somehow find a way to make those two things work together.
Manual Gearbox (Hopefully)
One thing we can credit Mazda for is keeping purists mostly happy. With the MX-5 and even the RX-8, Mazda still offered the old three-pedal layout. We don’t doubt they’ll do the same with a new RX-7. Of course, an automatic will be probably be available too.
Is there any other way?