Various Rumored Plans for the 2023 Mazda RX7 – The new 2023 Mazda RX7 will come as a 2-seat coupe. After the RX-Vision concept was shown off in 2015, many car enthusiasts have been wondering whether the new RX7 would come with a rotary engine – and whether the real ride would be as good as the concept prototype. Mazda has been working hard on the rotary engine, which is claimed to deliver better performance. So, what’s happening to the new design?
The Thing about the Rotary Engine
Mazda claims that they are developing a rotary engine, which is highly related to the brand. There won’t be a Mazda without the (rotary) machine. But without Mazda, the engine’s technology would probably have never existed for 50 years. Rumor has it that the company had always wanted to show off the engine in 2017, but somehow, they have postponed its inclusion in the RX sports car.
Auto enthusiasts are hoping that the real deal will happen soon. Mazda displayed the RX-Vision concept in 2015; it was a jaw-dropping moment. But somehow, the company didn’t make it happen until now. It doesn’t mean that Mazda is giving up hope of having the rotary engine for the RX sports vehicle, but it may still be in progress. But then again, they are racing against time because the emission regulations are getting more complicated and stricter. The chief designer and R&D head claim that they are still dreaming of it, so it’s highly likely to happen one day. But there is no confirmation whether the 2023 RX will come with it.
The Rendered Images
Although there is no confirmation about the 2023 Mazda RX7, it doesn’t mean that you can’t make your RX7. However, the uncertainty doesn’t stop auto enthusiasts from dreaming. Enoch Gabriel Gonzales, a reader of Motor1.com, wants to create his sporty RX7, so he comes up with a hypothetical and fictional rendering image. Keep in mind that the photos are purely speculative, but they look good. It has a good combination of the old and the new, mixing up the second-generation model with the already displayed RX-Vision concept.
Gonzales admitted that the 2015 RX-Vision concept inspired his images, combining it with the 90s second-gen coupe. You can see the cues from the rear window (curving around the B-pillar edges), the (almost) oval-shaped greenhouse, and the horizontal light connecting the tail lamps. The headlights and grille are placed lower than the current Mazda lines, and the emblem is situated above the grille, reminding you of the original RX7. There is also the eye socket, which is a sculpted detail placed above the main headlights. It would mimic a closed (pop-up) headlight pair, which was trendy in the 1980s.
Again, there was no information on what was happening to the upcoming RX7 model. Mazda hasn’t said anything about the engine, the updated design, the construction, or anything else. When it comes to the 2023 Mazda RX7, there’s a lot more to know. We need to wait for further details from Mazda.