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This is from Road&Track.

Don't think of the next RX-7 as a 2-door version of the RX-8 because we hear that the car will be more powerful and slightly smaller than its 4-door sibling. The next-generation RX-7 will be a 2-seat coupe riding on a shortened-wheel-base version of the RX-8 platform. There will likely be two renditions of the car: a base model powered by the RX-8's Renesis rotary producing 250 bhp; and a Mazdaspeed edition powered by a turbocharged rotary producing up to 300 bhp. Plans for a revived RX-7 existed when the RX-8 was being developed. When asked if there was room in Mazda's lineup for both an RX-8 and RX-7, top Mazda brass said yes. Therefore, much of the car's basic foundation, including its RX-8 derived suspension has already been determined.

Like the previous RX-7 (and unlike the RX-8.), the next car will be a pure sports car, with a low, wide stance, flowing profile and a lightweight body. However, the next RX-7 will be priced aggressively---we are hearing estimates of $30,000 to $35,000. Depending on the success of the RX-8, the RX-7 may bow as early as fall 2005. Showing additional flexibility of the RX-8 platform, another shorter, open-roof variant may provide the basis of the next-generation Miata, which could make its debut as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. Use of the RX-8 platform means that this next Miata will be larger than the current car, but would still be powered by an inline 4-cylinder engine, thereby keeping its price and performance below the RX-7. The car will measure roughly 157 in. from front to rear, and ride on a 90.5-in. wheelbase. There is the possibility of a retractable hardtop; if not, don't be surprised to see a coupe version also offered. As for the next-generation Miata, which will also use the RX-8 platform, a concept model will be shown at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. A Mazdaspeed Miata, powered by the rotary may bow in 2005.---- 8)
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