Mazda Still Not Committed To Resurrecting The RX-7

A new rotary-powered sports car coming from Mazda has been on the minds’ of enthusiasts for quite some time now and the RX-Vision Concept was thought to pave the road for it.

However, the automaker doesn’t have any plans to put the study into production, as the brand’s global director and senior managing executive officer Yuji Nakemine said.

The Mazda exec told CarAdvice that the study is “kind of a dream of bringing that to the market in the future“, adding that there is “no specific plan to mass-produce the vehicle“.

Nakemine continued to talk about the future, stating that the firm has to focus on the current product lineup, “then if we make good money, and are more robust and can afford more engineering resources, we can again talk about new concepts or visions or whatever” and that “we shouldn’t be, kind of, distracted by so many rumors“.

What the Mazda official says between the lines is that the manufacturer doesn’t want to spend a lot of money on the development of a new rotary-powered car, which was initially expected in 2020 to coincide with the company’s centenary, using a Wankel engine with an output in excess of 400 HP.

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