2022 Mazda RX-7 Looks unbelievably amazing

2022 Mazda RX-7 Looks unbelievably amazing

The Rendering is just too good to be true

This artist is not giving up hope. Maybe there will be a new rotary sports car one day.

“Without the rotary engine, there would probably be no Mazda. And without Mazda, the rotary engine certainly wouldn’t have been in production for nearly 50 years.” This is the message the Zoom-Zoom company published on a page dedicated to the quinquagenary (I promise I did not make up that word!!) of its rotary engine in 2017. Since then, Mazda has announced the rotary’s return as a range-extending engine, but with no signs of a new RX sports car.

Well, there was the jaw-dropping RX-Vision concept back in 2015, a production version is unlikely to happen. That said, Mazda hasn’t given up on the prospects of a rotary-powered sports car, although it has described this project as being a “race against time” due to emissions regulations getting stricter. It’s “still our dream,” said the company’s head of R&D and the chief designer in October 2019, so it just may happen someday.

Much like Mazda, Motor1.com reader Enoch Gabriel Gonzales is also a dreamer by deciding to create his very own RX-7. This purely hypothetical fourth generation of the sports car is a mélange between the old and the new by taking cues from the second-gen model (FC) and mixing them up with the aforementioned RX-Vision concept. Here’s how the author describes his work:

“Many elements were taken from the RX-Vision Concept showcased in 2015, but some were also derived from the second-generation coupe from the 90s. These include the almost oval-shaped greenhouse, rear window that curves around the edges of the B-pillar, horizontal light that connects the tail lamps. The grille and headlights were also placed much lower than current Mazdas, with the emblem placed above the grille to make it more reminiscent of the original RX-7. I also included an original detail which I call the ‘eye-socket.’ This features sculptured details above the headlights that mimic a pair of closed pop-up headlights that became a trend in the 80s.”

It’s a stunning machine for sure, and arguably one of the best renderings we’ve seen lately, depicting a new RX. There had been some exciting rumors about a new rotary performance car to celebrate Mazda’s centenary in 2020, but that’s not likely going to happen. Nevertheless, we’re keeping our fingers crossed. The lessons learned during the development of the range-extending engine will eventually lead to the revival of the RX. In the meantime, the only thing we can do is ogle at the RX-Vision and renderings like this one right here.

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