2019 Mazda RX-9 New Rotary Engine, Specs and Price
We could not forget about the RX-7 which was one of the best known Japanese sports cars following with the RX-8, Supra and Nissan GTR. Tragically, we did not see the RX-7 for quite long, which was about more than a decade that it was disappeared from the market. The RX-8 was the successor and it was discontinued back in 2012 when the company accepted the fact about the lack of engine performance to deal with emissions standards in many countries. However, the fans are still there, with a big hope to see the 2019 Mazda RX-9 come out as rumors are circulating on it.
It is still the same as the previous model, the new 2019 Mazda RX-9 will be constructed with the longer MX-5 chassis. However, it is quite different from the predecessor since the company will make it lighter, shorter and narrower. It has increased wheelbase too. Rumors suggest that the company should support it with carbon fiber materials even if Mazda uses regular aluminum and steel. This is important to cut the cost down but still keeps the car in proportional weight. The company insiders explained that the weight would be less than 2,700 pounds. It will be a stunning car with some parts borrowed from the RX-Vision. The rear end is short and the low height will complete its design. It gets the evolution of the current Kodo design with aggressive body look. It is expected to have slimmer headlights with a bigger grille and curvy lines over the body. Some suggest that it is better to have a retractable spoiler for its smooth design especially during parking as well as the active air intake located in its front.
A possible thing that you will see inside the cabin is the car will only come with two seats. It is the trend that the company should keep since the original RX-7 and the RX-8. 2019 Mazda RX-9 will be completed with a two-door sports car as well as well-designed cabin. The most controls and the center stack will be added to help the driver for better driving experience.
2019 Mazda RX-9 Engine
The thing that will power the car under the hood is expected to be the first Wankel to use. The information about this engine is still unclear but the representative mentioned that the engine would be good to improve the reliability, fuel consumption as well as power output. As far as we know, they may use new and larger Wankel. 2019 Mazda RX-9 can go with two 0.8 liter rotors to displace1.6 liters. It is a turbocharged engine with direct injection system. To improve the performance, there will be Apex-seals. It means that the 1.6 liter is able to make 400 hp and more than 300 lb-ft of torque with the rear wheel drive layout and manual gearbox.
2019 Mazda RX-9 will be the strong rival for the Cayman and the TT-RS as well as other cars including GT350 Mustang or the Camaro. The expected price is about $50,000 for the base. No official announcement has been made about the exact release date so we have to wait.
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