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Brad


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posted April 01, 2008 08:09 AM

!!!!!!!!Mazda to build the REPU again!!!!!!!!

Mazda just released today that they will be building the REPU again. Based on the current B-series platform, the truck will feature frame stiffening, fender flares, a unique grille with rotor emblem and the battery located under the bed, behind passenger door!!!

4 wheel vented rotors and ABS standard. Limited Slip differential standard. And 4WD as an option. It has the best rack and pinion steering they ever made; steering response is said to be immediate with excellent feedback.

Extensive rustproofing measures taken.

Motor will be a 3 rotor version of the Renesis, with subtle porting changes to add torque without reducing peak hp. A reported 375hp and 350torque. 6 speed manual or 5 speed auto with paddle shifters.

Contact your dealer today!
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-brad-
74 REPU Lawn Green
81 Rx-7 racecar. 12a J-
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MAZDAMARK


Hauling
Posts: 139
posted April 01, 2008 08:22 AM

I heard they're bringing back the RX7, too....
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94 RX7
89 RX7 GTUs
85 GSLSE
88 323 GTX
1975 REPU

       
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tpfister88


Revvin Up
Posts: 62
posted April 01, 2008 08:32 AM

Awsome !!!
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74 Green/Primer REPU

       
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Klaus44


Redlining
Posts: 365
posted April 01, 2008 09:09 AM

I hear that rotary versions of certain other Mazda cars...

...such as the Mazda3 will be making a comeback as well... kinda like a modern version of the rx-3...


       
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mazdarx605


Redlining
Posts: 314
posted April 01, 2008 09:13 AM

I dropped by my local dealer just a few minutes ago,and the confirmed this rumor. I put my name on the list for the first one they get in green. I cannot wait!!!! The sales guy said I could expect to see them showing on dealer lots by the fall of this year. Probably earlier on the west coast.

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tpfister88


Revvin Up
Posts: 62
posted April 01, 2008 11:34 AM

I'm going to stop by the dealer here after I pick up my kid at school.
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Hunter


Hauling
Posts: 178
posted April 01, 2008 01:23 PM

new REPU

that is fantastic.
I hope they finally implement direct injection.
Bruce Toski

       
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tpfister88


Revvin Up
Posts: 62
posted April 01, 2008 01:32 PM

No luck here

I went to my local dealer here in dallas and this was the first they had heard of it. Spoke with the owner of the dealer ship and he is going to check into it and give me a call.
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Brad


Rotorhead
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posted April 01, 2008 01:44 PM

Special autocrossers Option Package

I talked to my local MAZDA dealer today, who was extremely helpful. He said there will be a Special Autocrosser's Option Package. Aimed at the 2nd generation REPU taking the B Stock SCCA National Championship.

Factory lowered 3 inches, with relocated suspension pickup points front and rear to optimize tire contact patch throughout suspension travel and increase the camber curve without throwing toe or the track width out of wack. Fiberglass leaf springs and Watts link. Bilstein shocks, larger sway bars. And still retaining a 5000lb towing capacity.

I'm all giddy. Can't wait!!!!

       
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sparky


Redlining
Posts: 299
posted April 01, 2008 02:44 PM

Brad,
Post a link with the info...photos???
This is way cool. I guess the value of our trucks will increase.

       
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tpfister88


Revvin Up
Posts: 62
posted April 01, 2008 02:45 PM

Dude thats awsome I can't wait till my dealer gets some freakin info!!
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tpfister88


Revvin Up
Posts: 62
posted April 01, 2008 02:54 PM

I'm thinking this is an APril Fools joke.
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VintageMazda


1st Gear
Posts: 25
posted April 01, 2008 03:11 PM
Edited By: VintageMazda on 1 Apr 2008 15:12

Saw dealer on lunch break

They showed me a picture of the 2nd generation REPU and it look sweet. You'll never guess what it had - a locking gas cap. Not chrome, but polished stainless steel. They even showed me a pic of the back of that cap in the brochure and it looks like it will fit onto our old REPU's!!!

Since stainless is extremely expensive these days these will be sold for $75.00 plus $25.00 shipping direct from JAPAN.
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kansei


Redlining
Wankelized
Posts: 423
posted April 01, 2008 04:52 PM
Edited By: kansei on 1 Apr 2008 16:53

Anyone have a picture of the new truck, or know where there is one posted? No word on the MazdaUSA site, nothing on rotarynews, one of my dealers had not heard of this... I am checking with the Regional Sales Manager tomorrow...

Neal.
PS- If this is just a joke, Brad, sleep with one eye open....
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Neal A.E. Swigert
Greenville, Michigan
1974 REPU Resto Project
1976 808 Wagon
1977 Cosmo
1978 Savanna RX-7 GT
1980 Leather Sport RX-7
1980 Petty Targa RX-7 #11
1985 GSL-SE RX-7
1988 RX-7 10th Ann
1993 RX-7 VR Touring




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prcracer


1st Gear
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posted April 01, 2008 04:53 PM

New REPU

Who will build it and where? I believe B series is built by Ford now, in this country.

Jeff

       
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sparky


Redlining
Posts: 299
posted April 01, 2008 05:34 PM

QOUTE::: If it't too good to be true, Chances are it's not..


I think Brad's yankin our chains. Who else would think up a 3-Rotor Repu with autocross option. BTY- I think the quoted HP and torque values are a little out of range. I don't think Mazda can get a extra 150 HP from 1 more rotor on a renesis. Also, who else would yhink to mention how PERFECT the steering is. It looks like Brad's genius extends beyond the realms of supension.

This is by far the best april fools joke as of yet....

       
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mwpayne


Hauling
Posts: 195
posted April 01, 2008 08:18 PM

I damn near fell for it...

But just for fun posted the link on the RX7club forum..:)

       
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tom93r1


Redlining
Posts: 458
posted April 02, 2008 11:04 AM

Haha, that was awesome!

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Klaus44


Redlining
Posts: 365
posted April 02, 2008 11:12 AM

If 1600+ HP are possible...

...from a turbocharged 4-rotor... ANYTHING's possible... !

       
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Brad


Rotorhead
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posted April 02, 2008 01:49 PM
Edited By: Brad on 2 Apr 2008 13:52

Happy April Fool's Day!!!

       
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