Good news for Mazda lovers – 2016 Mazda RX-8 is ready and it will be released soon. According to well-placed sources, the latest generation of the Mazda RX-8 will be prepared by the resuscitation of the rotary. It has been highly speculated that the new vehicle will be based on the anticipated MX-5 Miata that comes stretched.

It is expected that the chassis of the new vehicle will likely be strengthened in order for it to function properly due the increment in the output. It is also presumed that the vehicle will remain within the confines of the company’s weight of around 2,888 lbs.

red 2016 Mazda RX-8 front view

Additionally, pundits and well-placed placed sources have indicated that the vehicle will make a global debut next year. There are suggestions that the vehicle may undergo a nameplate change but the information is still mysterious to date, but what we know is that the release date of the vehicle is likely to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Mazda Cosmo, which unfortunately was never imported to the United States.

The vehicle will come with some important redesigns in almost all facets including the engine. And speaking of the engine, the famous Wankel engine will most probably be replaced with a SkyActiv one. Keep posted on the review for more important details about the new 2016 Mazda RX-8.


Engine Specs

The Wankel Rotary engine is widely believed to be undergoing a hefty revamping under the philosophy of the Mazda’s SkyActiv design language in preparation for the freshest RX-8 replacement. The expected engine will sure bolster a high compression ratio and low weight that will result in quicker revs and reduced fuel consumption.

On the 3 tips of each rotor will be novel innovative gaskets that will be essential in assisting the already mentioned features. The vehicle will come with a 6-speed guidebook or an auto transmission system that is capable of generating up to 232 hp at an amazing 9,000 rates per/min.

2015-Mazda-RX9 rear and exhaust

Furthermore, the vehicle will be able to sprint from standstill to 60 mph in roughly seven seconds. The thirst for fuel will greatly be minimised thanks to the robust gas mileage programme that controls the fuel consumption.

The Wankel engine previously mentioned, according to well-placed pundits, will most probably be made available in either the upcoming 2016 year model or the 2017 Mazda RX-8 model, but the ultimate goal is to ensure the engine at least meets the minimum threshold of around 300 hp output over its 2015 precursor.

2016 Mazda RX-8 Interior & Exterior Photos

The overall design just like its predecessors will most certainly be characterised by a sporting activity, four seat coupe and a set of rear centred doors. The car being sporty-like will obviously come with tons of safety features that will be extraordinary in the vehicle.

2015-Mazda-RX9 on the road

Despite the lack of solid details about what to expect in the cabin, the vehicle will certainly come with futuristic designs and technologies. Alongside the high revving rotary, the car is projected to come based on the stretched version of the upcoming next generation MX-5 Miata.

As already mentioned, the chassis of the new Mazda will have to undergo a strengthening process in order to handle the increased volume of power output. The cabin, on the other hand, will come with superior materials even for its base model in order to combat its would-be rivals like the Subaru BRZ and Heir FR-S.

As for the exterior of the new 2016 Mazda RX-8, buyers should expect some major redesigns on the front and back fascia. And despite its appearance suggesting that the vehicle might come as a 2-door coupe, the vehicle might also be availed as a 4-door coupe in upper variations.

At the front, the front fascia is not expected to deviate much from its predecessors apart from the designs on its grille and headlights. The headlights will definitely come infused with LED technology.

2015-Mazda-RX9 on motor show

In overall, the front and back will be much better than the previous vehicle thanks to the cosmetic changes that will be appealing. We will be updating the post as soon as we get the latest information that commensurate with the upcoming new model, so keep checking our updates.

Price and Release Date of the New Mazda RX-8 2016

Well-placed sources privy to the automobile giant speculate the vehicle will come with a price tag of around $33,000 for its base model. The release date of the new vehicle remains a mystery for most, as the automaker has not divulged any info to the public, however, rumours allege the vehicle will most probably hit the markets towards the fall of next year.