Mazda RX-7 Concept to Be Unveiled in Tokyo?

Mazda RX-7, which is expected to go on sale in the first half of 2012, might make its first public appearance this year at the Tokyo Auto Show in the form of a concept. According to a report by, the car will very likely hit the market in the first half of 2012, with the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show projected to witness the revealing of the production model.

As for the technical details, only a little is known at this point but earlier reports hinted the future model will feature rotary engine technology. Displacements are yet to be revealed but more information is expected to be announced in the upcoming months as we get closer to this year's Tokyo Motor Show.

Getting back to previous media coverage on the RX-7, earlier reports claimed the next-generation will rely on a a 16X rotary mid-engine that will be capable of generating a maximum power of 270 hp through a normally aspirated unit. Improved fuel efficiency will be partially achieved with the help of a 800cc x 2 configuration, wrote in a separate report, compared to the current 654cc x 2 variant. This will result in a 20 percent better fuel economy, the source added.

The new model will be obviously much more focused on protecting the environment compared to the current Mazdas and will rely on an advanced engine range optimized to reduce emission levels and fuel consumption. Additionally, the RX-7 will be somehow based on Mazda's new design previewed in the Nagare concepts but still, more information is expected to surface in October.
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