Mazda been pretty quiet on future production plans for many of its vehicles, especially with regards to its sportscars. Obviously, we’re way overdue for a new MX-5 Miata (coming soon), but much hasn’t been said regarding an RX-7/RX-8 replacement. That is, until now.
According to Autocar, Mazda will resurrect its long lost RX-7, in concept form, sometime in the next two or three years. Production coming in 2017. But what will power this sporty new Mazda is even more drool-worthy.
Chief designer Ikuo Maeda, whom is proposing the project, says that he’s “yet to know what the new coupe should look like,” but does know that it would likely sport a high-powered version of the brand’s signature rotary engine with close to 300 horsepower. A hybrid powertrain is also possible.
Of course, Mazda execs aren’t sold on the idea just yet. Global marketing chief Masahiro Moro tells the publication, “I just don’t see the right numbers in the equation yet.” For now, we’ll keep you updated with more information down the road.