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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2014, 01:22:34 PM »
Retro rx3 look would be awesome _=

But I think that Grant might be on to something. Current trend is to make different variations to one platform. So we might see piston, rotary, hardtop, cabriolet version. Its not bad idea...

But still I think that Mazda wants to keep RX series on its own series.

I cant wait :)
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2014, 04:46:31 PM »
When the rx8 came out all of the running gear, from what I heard, bolts straight up Into the mx5 that came out at the same time, as mazda intended to offer the mx5 with the renesis motor but pulled out towards production time.

Has everyone seen mad mikes new drift machine? Mx5 - 1000kg - 1000hp? Oh yes!!!

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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2014, 04:53:52 PM »
Really? Didnt know that...

He has new drift car? Again??? MX-5?
Hmm, I`m not so sure about MX-5 in high speed drifting. Short wheel base. And not so wide either...
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« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2014, 07:48:48 PM »
They\'re making it very wide:):D

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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2014, 07:53:35 PM »
The RX8 was out a couple of years before the Mk III MX5 but you can bolt RX8 running gear into a Mk III MX5 chassis.  A few people have and they\'re supposed to be quite a lot of fun!
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« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2014, 04:12:42 AM »
All \'INTERNET\' rubbish, this story has been copied and pasted word for word with ZERO truth and Zero MMC Japan confirmation over the past week.

Just look at part of this fantasy \'\'Familiar six-speed manual and five-speed auto gearboxes will be similarly honed for the new high-performance application.\'\'

Mazda has not used a 5 speed Auto, the current NC MX-5 and last RX-8\'s from 2006 are 6 speed.

Please don\'t believe this BS, there is still no sound business case for ANY all new RE ONLY Mazda. A 28 MPG just wont sell.
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« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2014, 04:16:42 AM »
Quote from: Grant Monkhouse;880230
When the rx8 came out all of the running gear, from what I heard, bolts straight up Into the mx5 that came out at the same time, as mazda intended to offer the mx5 with the renesis motor but pulled out towards production time.

Has everyone seen mad mikes new drift machine? Mx5 - 1000kg - 1000hp? Oh yes!!!


Huh, RX-8 was born in 2003, NC or MK3 was 2005.
And yes many parts will swap OK and many won\'t without a lot of cutting/welding.
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« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2014, 04:26:03 AM »
Quote from: Casey;880145
I so hope it\'s true, but we\'ve had so many "announcements" of an impending new RX that I won\'t believe anything until there is a formal Mazda statement and a "real" prototype on show to the public!

Fingers crossed though.....;)


Agree, the only REAL news about the rotary future was from current Japan CEO about 8 months ago who said unless there is a case and to sell 100,000 units a year then it wont happen.

I would love to see an all new RE ONLY, but I just cant see how it is viable, let alone all the new fuel/emission standards for 2017.
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« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2014, 10:47:50 AM »
Boo hiss! Lol..we where only having fun. Hybrid hydrogen is the only viable use i see for the future.
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