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Old 04-22-2010, 09:53 PM
 
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As per Motor Trend it would be capable of running on both, diesel and gas, over 300 HP, great fuel mileage and low emissions.

Report: Next Mazda RX-7 in development, but don't hold your breath — Autoblog
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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That would be nice, since the RX-7 was so awesome and the RX-8 is so awful.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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I'd like to see how an RX-7 would run with the MazdaSpeed 3 engine and 6speed manual transmission.
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:58 AM
 
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I'd like to see how an RX-7 would run with the MazdaSpeed 3 engine and 6speed manual transmission.
And ditch the rotary? Then it wouldn't be an RX-7 at all.
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:59 AM
 
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That would be nice, since the RX-7 was so awesome and the RX-8 is so awful.
I almost made the fatal mistake of trading in my toy at the time for one of these mules.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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I almost made the fatal mistake of trading in my toy at the time for one of these mules.

I drove one before I got my Z and was astonished at how slow and underpowered it was. It handles great, and is really cool inside, but it felt like they put the engine from a 1983 Corolla in it.
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Old 04-23-2010, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Derby, KS
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A pal of mine had a 1995 RX-7. Red 5 spd car. The performance was unbelievable.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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A pal of mine had a 1995 RX-7. Red 5 spd car. The performance was unbelievable.
Nothing gives me goosebumps better than the sound of a modified, ported rotary: "Brap, brap, brap, brap, brap"
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Central Texas
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The RX8 has low torque. It definitely is slow off the line. But it is a fine finesse car with a great balance of ride and handling. Need to rev it to get performance.

As said before it can't be an RX if it has a piston engine.

I owned a 1974 RX4 and a 1981 RX7. Would some day like to own another rotary. I just want better fuel economy than today's RX.
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Old 04-23-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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That would be nice, since the RX-7 was so awesome and the RX-8 is so awful.
This is a funny thing to read, considering how notoriously complicated and unreliable FD RX-7s were and how reliable and simple RX-8s are. I guess public perception is the value unit.
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