Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda’s New Rotary To Arrive With Turbocharging, Not Electrification: Report

At the recent 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda rolled out a stunning sports car concept powered by a rotary engine said to be more fuel efficient than any previous rotary design. Unfortunately, no technical details were revealed for the engine, which has adopted Mazda’s SkyActiv moniker for... read more

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Jay Leno Drives RX-7-Powered 1973 Mazda RX3

Jay Leno Drives RX-7-Powered 1973 Mazda RX-3: Video

If Jay Leno waits around a parking lot so he can talk to you about your car, rest assured, you've done a hell of a job with it. And that's exactly what happened here. ALSO... read more August 25, 2015 by 

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The Rotary Engine's Inner Mysteries Explained: Video

While Motor Authority has written plenty about the rotary, or Wankel, engine over the years, our stories have generally gone in two distinct directions. The first flavor... read more June 17, 2015 by 

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This 6-Rotor Wankel Is The Soundtrack Of Hell: Video

What’s better than two rotors? Four! And what’s better than four rotors? SIX! DON’T MISS: Mad Mike Details His 1,200-HP 4-Rotor Miata Engine Build: Video... read more February 10, 2015 by 

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Mad Mike Details His 1,200-HP 4-Rotor Miata Engine Build: Video

Factory support in motorsports is a wonderful thing. Doors open up for you, money is easier to come by and, more importantly to racers, the parts start flowing like a... read more December 11, 2014 by 

1999 Mazda RX-7

Mazda Rotary Sports Car Concept Coming In 2017, Production Version In 2020: Report

Recently, we heard Mazda was planning to launch not one but two rotary-powered sports cars within the decade. The first was to launch in 2017, to mark the 50th anniversary of... read more October 10, 2014 by 

1999 Mazda RX-7

No New RX Sports Car Without A Rotary, Says Mazda Design Chief

There are probably few cars hinted at more via official channels than a new generation of the Mazda RX-7, but despite the rumors going back more than half a decade it feels... read more September 30, 2014 by 

1999 Mazda RX-7

Mazda To Launch New RX-7 And RX-9 By 2020: Report

While there have been plenty of reports on the potential return of a rotary-powered sports car at Mazda, the latest has got to be the most ambitious yet. Motoring claims... read more August 21, 2014 by 

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Mazda's Rotary Engine Could Live On... In Electric Cars?

Fans of Mazda's rotary engines are among the most vociferous advocates you'll find in the automotive world. While some will never understand the appeal of rotary engines... read more November 25, 2013 by 

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Britain’s Bristol Cars To Finally Unveil Electric Supercar: Report

Back in 2011, we heard that historic British automaker Bristol Cars was working on an electric supercar capable of reaching speeds close to 200 mph. The fact that the company... read more February 4, 2013 by 

Rotary Supercars' latest teaser

Update: Rotary Supercars Reveals Details On New Project

Do you remember Rotary Supercars, the German manufacturer that was reportedly working on a supercar using a four-rotor Wankel engine? The same company that later announced a... read more December 11, 2012 by 

1999 Mazda RX-7

New Mazda RX-7 To Coincide With Cosmo’s 50th Anniversary: Report

With the RX-8 bowing out of production earlier this year, Mazda is now left without a rotary engine in its lineup. The main reason for the engine’s demise are its heavy... read more November 2, 2012 by 

Mazda rotary engine

Rotary Extended-Range Vehicle Coming Next Year, Says Mazda CEO

We’ve known for a while that Mazda was planning to reinvent the rotary engine as a range-extender for an electric car, but now the automaker’s CEO has confirmed... read more August 30, 2012 by 

Rotary engine

Mazda Rotary Ends Production, May Return As Hydrogen Range-Extender

The last rotary-powered car from Mazda rolled off its production line in Japan on Friday, a 2011 Mazda RX-8 Spirit R sold only in the Japanese domestic market. With no... read more June 27, 2012 by 

2011 Mazda RX-8 Spirit R

Mazda Extends RX-8 Production Due To Strong Demand In Japan

Mazda’s RX-8 will live on for a little while longer as the automaker extends production of its iconic sports car by another 1,000 units due to strong demand from... read more April 27, 2012 by 

Mazda SKYACTIV-G 1.3 direct-injection gasoline engine

Mazda Future Powertrain Plans Detailed

The quest for improved fuel economy across the model range will have a big impact on Mazda’s future product plans, but the news isn’t all bad. First and foremost... read more April 18, 2012 by 


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