Next Mazda RX-7/RX-8 to get 455 HP engine image

The successor of the Mazda RX-7/RX-8 will be coming in approximately three years and it will be packing a total of 455 HP from a rotary engine and also with turbocharging.

One of the most discussed roadsters out there, the Mazda RX-8, is about to get a successor, but unlike the current version, which has the impressive and not so reliable rotary engine under its hood, the new one will be getting a new rotary engine and turbocharging. The announcement hasn’t been made official just yet but according to a report published by, the new vehicle will be coming in 2017.

According to our source, the total output which will be produced will stand at approximately 455 HP (335 kW) and the new roadster will be riding on a platform which has been extensively modified but also used on the current RX-8. The model will be getting several SkyActiv technologies which will be fixing the engine issues of the old rotary unit like the high fuel consumption, the oil consumption or the weak mid-range torque. The RX-7 and RX-9 nameplates have been already registered by Mazda.