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Will The Rotary Engine Power Mazda's Future--With The Help Of Electricity?

To many purists, Mazda will forever be linked to the rotary engine that the company first launched in the 1968 Familia Rotary Coupe. Throughout the years, rotary engines have played a significant part in the company’s history, and the current death of the rotary engine is particularly painful... read more

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Mazda 787B Four-Rotor Race Car Returning To Le Mans After Winning 20 Years Ago

Back in 1991, when the McLaren F1 supercar had just been born and the Persian Gulf War was still raging, Mazda was working on a new endurance racer, one with a four-rotor... read more May 20, 2011 by 


 
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Video: Revolutionary New Engine, 90 Percent Lower Emissions

There may be life in the old dog yet - engines have never been the cleanest of machines, requiring fossil fuels for their power and releasing all manner of gases, elements... read more April 11, 2011 by 


 
Rotary engine

Mazda Rotary Engine Will Return, May Take Several Years

With the RX-8 sports car expected to be discontinued after the current model year, Mazda, the last bastion of the Wankel rotary engine, will be without a car in its lineup... read more October 21, 2010 by 


 
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Mazda SKY Rotary Engine Under Development

The rotary engine is a love-it or hate-it piece of engineering. Marvelously simple and compact yet viciously inefficient, variants of the spinning triangle have seen use in... read more September 7, 2010 by 


 
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