Levolant Boost has reported that the car, which will likely be called RX-9, will look very much like the the RX-Vision that premiered in Tokyo 18 months ago. No firm details were given in the article but it guessed that the car's powertrain will be dubbed ‘Skyactive-R’ and it will feature turbocharging. A power figure of 450bhp has been estimated and the car would weight around the 1,300kg mark.
While the news is a welcome for enthusiasts, Mazda has made it clear before that it does not intend to build a sports car that is powered by a rotary engine last year. However, it has admitted that it is still developing the rotary engine to make sure it passes the emissions and fuel efficiency issues.