The Mazda Japanese based sports automaker has big plans with the future Mazda RX-7/RX-8 which is said to be produced in around three years from now, the model coming with a rotary engine that would develop 455 horsepower.

The next-gen Mazda RX-7/RX-8 was long discussed and now rumors state that the model will be completely changed in terms of performance than the present model.

Next-gen Mazda RX-7/RX-8
Next-gen Mazda RX-7/RX-8

There isn’t yet an official announcement made by the Japanese automaker, but a report from has mentioned that the model would be ready in 2017.

The same source also stated that the new Mazda RX-7/RX-8 would be standing on a modified platform, also seen on the present RX-8.

More than that, the new RX-8 will also be getting some new performance technologies, like the SkyActiv features, which will fix the unit issues, like high fuel and oil consumption or weak mid-range torque, found on the old rotary unit.

The Mazda Japanese automaker has already registered the nameplates for the future RX-7/RX-8 model, which is also rumored to sport to become a RX-7/RX-9 model.