Tag: Ryuga

By on December 31, 2009

Ryuga concept: a sign of things to come?

Mazda have been working on the RX-8’s successor for sometime, and naturally most thought that it would be called the RX-9. As in one step up from the RX-8. Apparently, that’s not the case. Nitrobahn.com reports that RX-7 name is to be resurrected. Nitrobahn hypothesised that the reason for this is to “evoke memories of the rear-wheel drive Mazda produced in between 1978 & 2002”. The new RX-7 will be a 2 seater and due in 2011. Like the current RX-8, the RX-7 will be a rotary engine, which means it can be adapted to run on Hydrogen in the future. InsideLine report that the new engine will be 1.6 litres in a 2 x 880cc configuration. The extra displacement means that the engine should be capable of up to 350 BHP. However,  sources close to Mazda say they are adopting a simpler approach to the engineering of the car, by keeping the power of the engine between 200 to 250 BHP to try and keep the price below $25K. With the RWD Toyobaru, Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Kia “Kee,” and Nissan “Silvia” on the horizon, the future market for sporty coupes just keeps getting more and more interesting.

Recent Comments

  • JerseyRon: Yes, I realized Doug posted this over 2 years ago so why comment now? I couldn’t help but be struck...
  • JohnTaurus: That’s a great point. People who don’t like or care whatsoever about cars still know the...
  • HotPotato: “The interesting thing is that the number 1 trade-in for almost all electric cars is a Prius – which...
  • JohnTaurus: Use google to search all of craigslist. Just type “site:craigslist.org cto” and then add...
  • JohnTaurus: Someone needs to put a quarter in the “just get snow tires/YOU DONT NEED AWD” jar....

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote

Staff