We have told a lot about 2020 Mazda RX-8 so far, and as we can see, there is nothing happen particularly so far. The manufacturer is still struggling with the new engine technology and different legislation for these types of the engines. On the other hand, the car has undergone significant changes in design, retaining the old look and design, so the car should attract attention when it is finished. We were able to see a new testing mule in Nurburgring which showed how far the manufacturer went with this model.
- The car is made with the special rotary engine.
- It is a sporty coupe for a favorable price.
- It is not known how the engine will follow fuel efficient and emission legislation.
- The design is not précised yet.
The manufacturer will not change the design of the prototype firstly showed 2016 when it comes to the 2020 Mazda RX-8. It is a logical continuation of the Mazda RX-7 model, meaning that it remained long front end with a rhomboidal mesh grille and irregularly shaped front lights. The rear end is a continuation of the sloped roof and it is much shorter than the front end, providing stability and speed. The testing mule had large air vents on the sides of the bumper and lowered bumper, too. There are small similarities with the Nissan 370z Nismo in shape and size.
There is obviously no information about the cabin of 2020 Mazda RX-8 and we believe that even the manufacturer has not précised it yet. It is for sure that the cabin will be sporty and modern, with futuristic ascents.
Now, let us say something about the engine. As we said, it should be a specially made new rotary engine that Mazda engineers have improved for years. The new model is called in factory Skyaktiv-9 and represents an improved engine made in new technology. The engine is turned from the 180 degrees from the classic engines and has shorter pipes to a top mouth turbocharger, which decreases the lag. There are also predictions that the new Mazda RX-8 will have an electric motor, too. The strength of this new engine should be around 400 horsepower.
2020 Mazda RX-8 Release Date and Price
According to the manufacturer, the most challenged in producing the new 2020 Mazda RX-8 will be fit with the new rotary engine in current legislation, fuel emission law, and fuel efficient legislation. On the other hand, it will be a sporty car that is in line with the models in class due to price. Predicted number is around $45,000. We are thrilled to see how the resolved that problem with the engine, but most of all, to feel how driving in this sporty machine looks like. Unfortunately, experts say that there no chances that Mazda could make this car before 2020, mostly because of strong legislation and specific rotary engine technology.