After discontinuing the Mazda RX-8 in 2012 due to emission issues, Mazda had repeatedly announced its plan to revive the RX-7. This has always been a plan with no concrete execution until the 3D rendering of the upcoming 2022 Mazda RX-7 circulates on the internet.
Lately, the 3D rendering of the possible design of the 2022 Mazda RX-7 emerges, giving hope to fans of the possibility of RX-7 revival.
Will Mazda’s legendary rotary-engine-powered sports car truly materialize within the next couple of years? Let’s look into such a possibility and the possible features that come with the new sports car based on the car’s circulating 3D rendering.
It Is Not Mazda’s Official 3D Rendering.
Before you become euphoric with the possible revival and release of the 2022 Mazda RX-7 sports car, you should be aware that Mazda’s ubiquitous 3D rendering is not officially released. It is made by a Mazda fan and pixel artist Enoch Gabriel Gonzales. Therefore, the possibility for Mazda RX-7 to be revived, let alone released—soon continues to remain small.
This, nonetheless, doesn’t entirely kill fans’ expectations of the release. Mazda certainly will not keep its RX sports car and its success in pushing the potential of the Wankel engine—in dormancy for too long. Besides, fans’ tremendous responses—both positive and negative—to the 3D rendering can be positive feedback to encourage Mazda to revive Mazda RX-7 as soon as possible.
Within these years, Mazda needs something big to offer to its customers amidst the stringent competition. The revival of the Mazda RX-7 can truly give the company a clear edge in such a competition.
About the 3D Rendering
The 3D rendering of the 2022 Mazda RX-7 sports car is quite spectacular because it does adopt the design of several popular sports cars and is also quite successful in maintaining the car’s unique traits.
A short glimpse of the 3D rendering reveals some features taken from other cars, such as the rear part of Kia Stinger GT, eye sockets that visibly come from McLaren 720s, and a body profile that is inspired by Maserati GranTurismo.
The rest of the design is quite typical of Mazda cars. You can see Mazda3 appearing in the car’s brake lights and Mazda6 on the headlights. The styling language used, which is called Kodo Soul of Motion, is also clearly Mazda’s.
All in all, the 3D rendering of the 2022 Mazda RX-7 sports car sports the mixture of the most beautiful elements of many great sports cars, but fundamentally, it is still a Mazda car with its unique RX-7 touch.
2022 Mazda RX-7 Matters
Why does the revival of the 2022 Mazda RX-7 sports car matter? As said earlier, Mazda does need a clear edge as the new decade of automobile competition is dawning.
Although Mazda has revealed the design of a concept car called RX-Vision Concept that is expected to be the future RX-9, fans expect the possible coming of either RX-8 or RX-7, especially considering that the RX-9 doesn’t materialize even after five years since the revelation of its design.
Mazda’s RX-series sports cars are among the most anticipated cars because of their uniqueness in terms of the engine they use.
The RX series is even regarded as Mazda’s secret weapon to conquer the sports car market. These sports cars are known as the only sports cars that use and successfully enhance the rotary engine’s capability invented by Wankel.
The cars had been in production since 1970, though they finally had to be discontinued in 2012 due to their failure to meet the European emission standard. 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the series, making the year and the subsequent few years a perfect time for Mazda to revive it.
The company has indeed announced the possible revival of the series since its discontinuation in 2012, with the last official clue regarding the revival being the revelation of the concept car.
The emergence of Mr. Gonzales’s 3D rendering refreshes fans’ enthusiasm in anticipating the 2022 Mazda RX-7 sports car. Let us expect that the car will finally find its concrete shape within the next couple of years.
2022 Mazda RX-7 Release Date & Price
We couldn’t expect much about the New RX-7. However, Mazda has the RX-Vision, which can replace the RX Series. We expect the RX-Vision Coupe to be launched in a few years. When released later, the price should be starting at least $70,000.