Mazda 2023 RX7 Redesign, Price, Specs

Mazda 2023 RX7 Redesign, Price, SpecsWhen rumors have swirled for years about a Mazda 2023 RX7 successor, Mazda has finally announced that it’s coming in time for the decade’s close. Mazda’s KODO design language was interpreted as more abrasive when the RX-VISION concept was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2015. In addition, the manufacturer has confirmed the presence of a brand-new rotary engine.

Although Mazda has not stated a specific release date for the next-generation RX7, its development depends on how quickly engineers can produce a reliable and fuel-efficient Wankel engine. The next-generation RX7 is expected to be unveiled in 2023, but until then, we created a rendering and a speculative review to give you an idea of what to expect.

Mazda 2023 RX7 Redesign

Exterior Design

Like many concept cars, the Mazda 2023 RX7 will undergo some changes before it reaches production. For display purposes, we’ve rendered a more muted version of the Tokyo lab in our rendering. The first thing our artist did was raise the roof of the RX-VISION. No production car will have this feature due to the reduced head and shoulder room with a low roofline, despite the concept’s aggressive appearance.

Mazda 2023 RX7 Exterior
Mazda 2023 RX7 Exterior

The idea doesn’t seem to lose much of its seductive proportions with a taller roof, a less sloped front windscreen, a visible B-pillar, and a chrome window. The front fender’s grille has been slightly enlarged, and the new, multi-spoke wheels have been added to the car’s overall profile. The front end of the RX7 is expected to get a new grille, bumper, and headlamps. A chrome surround and the horizontal slats found on all current Mazdas are certainly on the way, even if the production grille’s general shape and size remain the same.

While the splitter and center portion stayed untouched, the bumper side intakes have grown in our depiction. Although the concept’s thin units seem cool, a production vehicle might be better off without them. Although the lower portion of the lights will most likely be based on Mazda’s present design, the upper LED strip could be used on the production model. A standard hood and Mazda emblem on the nose completed the final production rendering. We also removed the grille Mazda emblem.

Interior Design

The RX-VISION gets a clean and straightforward cabin that may be used in production today, unlike many concept automobiles. However, the instrument cluster, door panels, and center console are expected to be reworked by Mazda. While the RX7 will get a standard center stack with buttons and knobs, the latter will likely get the most attention. There should also be an expansive display and an in-dash infotainment system. Still, it’s unclear if the screen will be positioned atop the dashboard like in many recent Mazda vehicles or incorporated into the center stack. Additionally, a multi-function steering wheel and a more complete instrument cluster should be on your radar for the near future as well.

Mazda 2023 RX7 Interior
Mazda 2023 RX7 Interior

The concept’s extensive use of leather and aluminum inserts suggests that these materials will be standard equipment on higher trim levels. The entry-level model of the RX7, like the MX-5, must be more economical than its rivals, which means it will have less or no leather. That being said, the interior should be athletic and available in two-tone combinations on the entry model.

Mazda 2023 RX7 Engine

In terms of the RX7’s powertrain, Mazda hasn’t said much other than it will be a Wankel with a name like “SkyActiv-R.” It is, however, possible that the sports car will be turbocharged and aimed at Porsche Cayman. The RX7, lighter than the Cayman at roughly 2,700 pounds, will need at least 250 horsepower to compete with the German coupe’s 275 horsepower in basic trim. Expect a top speed of at least 150 mph and a 0-to-60 mph time of roughly five seconds.

Mazda 2023 RX7 Engine
Mazda 2023 RX7 Engine

It’s been reported that R&D chief Kiyoshi Fujiwara told Top Gear that Mazda is working on a new generation rotary engine with fuel economy and CO2 emissions “at the same level for an equivalent standard petrol engine.

Mazda 2023 RX7 Price and Release Date

It’s too early to speculate on RX7 prices, but it’s safe to assume that it will be Mazda’s most expensive product currently on the market. The final price will depend on various factors, but even in the base trim, the sports car is likely to exceed $35,000 in cost. When the Mazda Cosmo, Mazda’s first rotary-powered vehicle, celebrates its 50th anniversary in May 2023, a greatly awaited appearance is expected.