Several reports confirmed that the Japanese carmaker is once again working on a new version of the famous rotary engine. This is a clear indicator that the company is seriously considering bringing back the famous RX sports car.
Although many experts suggest the RX-9 name, we will stick to the name of the previous-generation model, which would mean that the next year is about to bring as the 2020 Mazda RX-8. Car enthusiasts definitely have huge expectations from this model. Unfortunately, we are still waiting to hear something from the officials.
- Unique engine design.
- Beautiful sound.
- Plenty of power attractive design.
- Probably won’t come so soon.
- Rotary engines are usually less reliable.
If the 2020 Mazda RX-8 arrives, we can presume that the new model will come in a pretty much typical sports car manner. The previous generation came with some pretty interesting design solutions, such as suicide back doors. The new model could come with a similar approach, in order to resemble the successful model that was produced between 2003 and 2012.
On the other side, many reports suggest a more common, 2-door coupe layout. In any case, the new model will come based on the company’s gorgeous design KODO design language, borrowing many design elements from the recently presented Vision Coupe concept. The new model will sit above the Miata, so we may presume it will compete mainly with sports cars like Nissan’s new-generation Z-Car, Ford Mustang, Chevy Camaro and other sports car.
This aspect is definitely a mystery. At this point, we can speculate only about most general things, such as the overall cabin layout. No matter if the 2020 Mazda RX-8 comes with two or four doors, we count on a 2+2 seating configuration. Also, we may presume that the new model will feature a dashboard design that follows many styling solutions from the company’s current models, of course, with the addition of several numerous details.
The engine has always been the most interesting part of this sports car. We have no doubt that the 2020 Mazda RX-8 will continue with its unconventional design approach, which means the famous Wankel rotary engine.
For those who are not familiar with this technology, this in practice means small displacement, significant weight savings, plenty of power and beautiful sound. The previous-generation RX-8 features a 1.3-liter engine with around 225 horsepower. The new one should feature similar displacement but significantly more power, probably around 300 hp.
2020 Mazda RX-8 Release Date and Price
Unfortunately, we are still waiting to get any official information about the new model. The only thing we know is that the new rotary engine is under development. Therefore, we won’t speculate about the launch date and possible price at this point.
March 25, 2019