The RX7 is a legendary Mazda sports car in its own right and glory. It has been the ruler of the streets for quite a long period of time. Within this period, it has conquered the hearts of car lovers and had become a fan favourite. Unfortunately, Mazda stopped further development decades ago and disheartened its fans. But now, in a very surprising turn of events, they have been planning to revive this old soldier in the form of brand new 2017 Mazda RX7.
2017 Mazda RX7 – KODO Design:
After almost a decade, new 2017 Mazda RX7 was confirmed at the 2015 Motor Show held in Tokyo and since then endless speculations have started to form regarding its specs and prowess. This new RX7 Mazda was confirmed in the form of RX-Vision which has a front mounted engine and rear wheel drive. It was carved from Mazda’s new impressive KODO designing concept. Great news is that, this latest RX7 may have a completely new next generation rotary engine powering it.
What to Expect In the Exterior:
As for a start, we have to take it as a fact that RX-Vision is a concept car; a forerunner for the brand new 2017 RX7 and thus, when it finally comes out in the open, 2017 Mazda RX7 will be looking pretty much similar to this conceptual RX-Vision. The best bet is that 2017 RX7 will be a toned down version of the concept car RX-Vision that was shown in Tokyo. This has to be done in order to accommodate all the necessary features that will make life easy for the driver.
Higher Roof Line:
The concept Vision is a little too aggressive with a very low placed roof line. The production RX7 will probably avoid that and trim down its level of aggression. This will cause an enlargement in the head space inside its cabin. The sleek outlook of the concept will however be preserved. A visible B pillar, with a raked windscreen will pretty much make up for it. Still, in case it falls short, the chrome lining on the windows would never fail.
Front fascia would feature a redesigned grille and revamped head lamps. Grille may remain same in size but will have chrome lining. Head lamps are set to become sleek, curved and will be armed with a futuristic LED light strip. A standard hood will be present with Mazda emblem on the car’s nose. Rear end may get a redesigned pair of tail lamps, new spoiler, diffuser and tail gate.
A neat and tidy interior design has been revealed in RX-Vision which could very well make its way into production in the 2017 Mazda RX7. Few changes are to feature however, as that will set the production vehicle apart from the concept one. The instrument cluster will be one of the first ones to be modified along with centre console and door panels. 2017 RX7 will have a standard level centre console with buttons and knobs. As for the infotainment system, a large touchscreen will not be much of a problem. A multiple purpose steering wheel will also be installed.
Leather will be used as the primary material for upholstery and decoration and this will be available with higher trims. Cabin will come in various combinations of dual tone colours.
2017 Mazda RX7 – What to Expect under the Hood:
Engine speculation and rendering is one of the trickiest part of 2017 Mazda RX7. Nothing significant has been revealed so far by the manufacturers. Considering its competitors, it is expected that this car will have a surplus of 275 HP in its Wankel and SkyActiv-R engines. It is expected that 2017 RX-7 will clock 0-60 mph in under 5 seconds and have a top speed of 150 mph. its main rival will be Porsche Cayman.
2017 Mazda RX7 – Release Date and How Much will Cost:
Mazda is keeping cards pretty close to themselves and has not yet given up a specific release date. But auto experts all round the world are making several assumptions about the release date and render the new 2017 Mazda RX7 in a manner that is most likely to turn out. As of now the RX-vision concept which has been released is very promising and it will interesting to see how much Mazda can actually deliver.
The 2017 Mazda RX7 should start it’s costing from $35,000 in the basic trim, going up with increase in figures.