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New Mazda RX-7

Mazda RX-8

About possibility of working out of the worthy successor known coupe Mazda RX-7 the company regularly enough hints throughout last 2-3 years. Recently similar messages look more and more authentic and approached to the validity.

New Mazda RX-7 will replace RX-8

Demand on Mazda RX-7 steadily decreases recently, and the model was not exposed to large restyling, except for cosmetic, since 2004. In a new modelling number for Mazda RX-7 there will be no place, besides, to avoid even to a partial competition in a lineup, the company should withdraw RX-8 from a scene.

As to a technical making preparing novelty it's a little data. It is known, that RX-7 will receive a turbo-engine, presumably 1,6-l: the such is now in a stage of primary tests. Power of the engine will vary in a range of 300-350HP, and profitability, thanks to a number of innovations, will be much more above, than at the 1,3-l predecessor.

Some western experts come out the assumption, that RX-8 can and not hold on at all before occurrence RX-7 and risks to appear laid off much earlier because of low demand.

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