Even though 2023 is still a long way ahead, there are already predictions that the RX-9 is going to be a full hybrid. This should not come as a surprise, given current trends, but the successor to the RX-8 is still being developed. Once it comes off the drawing board and rolls off the assembly line, we will know more about this issue.
So far, the latest rumors we have heard about the upcoming 2020 Mazda RX-9 talk about a SkyActiv-R rotary engine. Even though it should come as no surprise that Mazda is planning to have a new engine in five years, it is unclear if it is going to be aspirated.
They might just as easily go for the forced induction. This company was never the one to follow other manufacturers’ leads when it came to engine trends, with its reluctance to downsize and go turbocharged. The new engine for the 2023 Mazda RX-9 might be a different story, although this is not very likely.
It is far easier to believe that engineers over at Mazda are going to opt for a hybrid configuration that has already been cleared as far as trademarks go. In fact, we have heard a lot about a so-called mild hybrid configuration.
This means it will employ a rotary engine, which in turn translates to far lower CO2 emissions and the performance will remain roughly the same, or perhaps it will even be enhanced, depending on how well the developers do their thing.
The other part is rumored to be an electric unit not unlike Mazda is already using in their sports cars, at least the hybrid versions. Among other things, it will be responsible of starting the engines, it will be able to charge the batteries as well as provide that essential e-power boost.
The idea is not exactly new and original, since Mercedes-Benz has already beaten them to the punch, but it will certainly be interesting to see how the Japanese manufacturer chooses to compete.
If all goes well, in roughly five years, Mazda is going to have its own hybrid race car that is both eco-friendly and features improved specs to the point it could go toe-to-toe with any competitor out there.
However, since not even its name is known for certain, the developers have their work cut out for them. In any case, this will be an interesting period for certain.
2020 Mazda RX-9 Release Date
Most likely there isn’t going to be one; this is probably going to be a limited series and all of its models will be delivered between 2019 and 2023.
Price for Mazda RX-9 2020
It is still far too early to even venture a guess, given the time span, technology and materials that will come into play. It would not be even feasible to go there.
Whatever Mazda developers come up with. Even concept art is sketchy at this point.
You’ve got to be kidding me.
As specified, there are rumors about a hybrid, but this is it.