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#1 Troutman

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 04:23 AM

There has been much speculation in recent seasons about the revival of the famous rear-drive, rotary coupe that ended life in 2002 and was replaced by the unconvincing RX-8 four-seater with rear-hinged rear suicide doors.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 12:57 PM

woohoo thats all the time i need
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Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:24 AM

Hopefully there will be updates to post.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:58 PM

If this does happen I will be all over it no matter what?!?!

 

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Posted 01 April 2008 - 03:55 AM

I have yet to hear updates.
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Posted 18 September 2008 - 01:23 PM

Yup, I'd be all over it.
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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:08 PM

http://www.carsales....next-rx-7-33444

In Australia for the local launch of the facelifted MX-5 this week, Yamamoto-san confirmed a redesigned RX-7 – almost certain to be based on the same new rear-wheel drive SKYACTIV platform that will underpin the fourth-generation MX-5 and Alfa Romeo’s new Spider in 2014 – will be launched by 2017.

Mazda’s sports car chief said the new RX-7 will be launched 50 years after the company’s first rotary-engined car, the Cosmo Sport, appeared in 1967. That means we’ll see the new RX-7 three years after the next MX-5 upon which it’s based, and 15 years after the last (FD3S-series) RX-7 ceased production in 2002, capping a 24-year lineage that debuted in 1978. While that model was produced exclusively for Japanese domestic market consumption, the last RX-7 disappeared from local Mazda showrooms in 1998.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 09:00 AM

rx-8 has been around unchanged for a number of years now, interesting to see a replacement.


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Posted 23 April 2013 - 06:05 AM

Mazda announced on August 23, 2011, that RX-8 will be discontinued from production citing the 2011 model as the last line of production. The RX-8 was removed from the European market in 2010 after the car failed to meet emissions standards.

Without the volume sales from Europe coupled with rising Yen prices, Mazda could not justify the continued sale of the RX-8 in other markets.[

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