2012 Mazda RX-7 Review And Price
Mazda – The Japanese auto manufacturing company is coming up with a refreshed architecture of its Mazda RX-7 with rotary engine almost after 1 decade. It claims to be the speediest vehicle of this age with hybrid mechanism. Nothing much is in news as the design is still in prototypic stage and is expected to ride on roads in near future with the name – 2012 Mazda RX-7. It s expected to replace Mazda RX-8 which is nearing its end.
2012 Mazda RX-7 is a sports coupe with two doors and 2 seating accommodation with a unique light weight rotary engine just behind front axle. Drawing an inspiration from RX-8 model, 2012 Mazda RX-7 is expected to add up tiny seat at the back with the design platformed on MX-5 roadster and the styling picked up from 2006 Kabura concept. With all these combinations expect the coupe with long hood bearing aggressive front and an arcuated roof. The structure is built on a set of big wheels probably measuring 17 inches or 18 inches with 5 spokes and a wheel base of 106 inches. It is expected to get the base curb weight of 3100 pounds.
Mazda exclaims that the coupe will get its power through turbocharger 16X rotary engine paired with electric motor to produce enhanced horsepower. Under the hood, coupe is supposed to be equipped with 1.3 liter Wankle rotary engine to produce momentum of 350 horsepower at the torque of 215 pound feet. The engine comes paired with 6 speed gearbox with manual transmission with a choice to opt for 6 speed automatic transmission. It is expected to get a sequential shift mode from manual transmission to automatic transmission. It is strongly believed to work on hybrid system which can efficiently operate on gas as well as electric power. If it gets the hybrid system then the coupe would arise to be the unique sports vehicle with rotary engine. As it is strongly believed to get the low weight 16X engine, the vehicle will certainly stand out with better performance by offer enhanced fuel economy. When paired with electric motors, the vehicle is expected to further improve the fuel efficiency. The sports car will use rear wheel drive mechanism.
Though the 2012 Mazda RX-7 cannot be classified under luxurious vehicle, it is designed with stylish interiors base on its current RX-8 model. The sleek interiors will certainly be loaded in leather upholstery with heated power seats, remote controlled keyless entry, self ignition operated with a push of button, rear spoiler, power steering wheel and a high end navigation system. The vehicle will come with the standard features like all wheel disc brakes, vehicle stability control and the traction control to prevent slipping.
The sports car enthusiasts have been waiting for the redesigned version of Mazda RX-7 for about 10 years. Now the waiting period is coming to an end and the fans would be able to see the redesigned architecture in flesh by the end of year 2011 with the anticipated price tag rolling around $32,000 to $39,000.