The New Mazda RX-9 May Just be Real
August 29 2016,
Now, RX lovers around the world have another reason to be excited, as it seems that Mazda has given the green light for the next chapter in the RX legend: the RX-9, which could be unveiled as early as the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show -- in concept form at least.
A Lot of Power in a Light Package for the New Mazda RX-9
According to early reports that have yet to be confirmed by Mazda, the RX-9 will arrive on the market by 2020 and would be powered by a 1.6-liter dual-rotor Wankel engine, just like the previous RX engines. However, this unit would deliver between 300 and 400 horsepower, thanks to a turbocharger. Better yet, the RX-9 would only weight about 2,800 pounds, making it nothing short of a missile on the road.
In terms of design, the 2020 Mazda RX-9 would closely resemble the Mazda RX-Vision Concept unveiled at last year’s Tokyo Motor Show. If this all comes to pass, the production version of the RX-9 would be unveiled to the world two years after the concept rumored in 2017.
We may have to wait a little longer to know if these rumors are true, but one thing is for sure; Mazda is not about to lose its reputation for building cars that are both efficient and a blast to drive.
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