All-New Mazda RX-8 To Land At Frankfurt: Report

Mike Stevens | Jul 24, 2009

WITH THE FAST approaching Frankfurt Motor Show now less than two months away, speculation about which manufacturers will be showing which models is about to kick into overdrive.

Joining the list of possible appearances comes news that Mazda is preparing to show a new RX-8 in September. A new RX-8 would mark the popular sports car's first redesign, succeeding the facelifted version which debuted earlier this year.

To bring the RX-8 into line with the rest of the Mazda family, the new model is expected to feature a prominent five-point grille, similar to that used on the Mazda3 and MX-5. The car’s bodywork is also expected to carry more of the ‘Flow’ design language, as featured on Mazda’s recent concept cars, according to Auto Motor Und Sport.

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Beneath the skin, the new RX-8 will carry on with a revised version of the current car’s platform. Mazda’s Renesis 1.3 litre rotary engine will also headline yet again, although with a series of revisions to power and fuel consumption figures.

Inside will be an all new interior with a focus on lifting interior quality. An updated instrument cluster, Bluetooth handsfree, leather Recaro seats and a new Bose audio system are expected to figure among the highlights.

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  • Tony D says,
    5 years ago
    Can we hope to see a DSG!? The auto in the RX8 is pathetic...
  • Jess says,
    5 years ago
    The RX-8 needs more power. The game has moved on and it's well underpowered to be called a sports car anymore. Mazda seriously should look at turbocharging this car. Keep the weight down and give it 225kW / 350Nm. It's current power levels are pathetic.
  • Joe says,
    5 years ago
    @Jess, Spot on. Rotary Enthusiasts are hoping for a new RX-7 which will bring back a turbo rotary!
  • kf says,
    5 years ago
    This will be the best news since the original release of the RX 8!!
  • Joe says,
    5 years ago
    @Tony D, an Auto and a Rotary do not mix!
  • Wardski says,
    5 years ago
    The RX-8 needs a turbo, and come in both dual clutch (like evo x) and 6 sp manual.

    The way they are going (including the slightly revised ugly shape), its going to become a disaster...

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