Mazda Confirms 2017 RX-7 With Possible 300 HP On Tap

It’s safe to say that we’ve spent weeks- months- years, waiting for news from Mazda as to when we would get to see a next-gen RX-7. Believe it or not, it’s been just over 10 years since we saw the last rotary monster leave the showroom- and yes, tears were shed. But alas, we come bearing good news townspeople; in a recent interview with Australia’s The Motor Report, Mazda sports car chief Nobuhiro Yamamoto says that an all new RX-7 is coming in 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the rotary-engine. As of now, the project is mostly just a bunch of sexy sounding ideas, but when asked if the new RX-7 will initiate the use of forced induction Yamamoto said “maybe not.” PHOTOS: See more of the Mazda RX-7 What slim details he did divulge were the possibility of use of a new 1.6L rotary engine that will bring near 300-hp, and an extremely light body. Yamamoto also ruled out the possibility of a hybrid KERS style engine saying, “For a pure sports car, it must be internal combustion.” So far, we like what we hear.