Mazda RX-9

  • Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

    Despite its recent breakthrough in sparkless ignition gasoline engines, Mazda has no plans to abandon the rotary engine which its executives insist is still being developed for future applications. “We’re still continuing development of the next-generation rotary engine,” Mazda engineering executive Mitsuo Hitomi told Wheels during a recent tech briefing on the sparkless ignition engine, which Mazda refers to as a Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) engine because it still uses spark ignition in some situations. Hitomi also admitted to the Australian publication...

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    Mazda CEO Rules Out Rotary-Powered Sports Car

    There have been numerous reports and official hints that Mazda could launch a rotary-powered sports car to either celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first rotary-powered model in 2017 or its own centenary in 2020. Now, the automaker’s CEO has put an end to the speculation. Speaking with...

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    Report: Mazda rotary sports car concept coming in 2017, production version in 2020

    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 the Cosmo Sport, Mazda’s first rotary-powered car, while the second was to arrive in 2020 to mark the...

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    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 like we’re still no closer to ever seeing a new rotary-powered sports car being launched by Mazda. The last we heard is...

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    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 Mazda could launch not one but two rotary sports cars within the next several years, giving the automaker a three-tiered sports...

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    Is Mazda's Rotary Engine Program Dead?

    Mazda has halted further development of a replacement for their Renesis rotary engine, at least for now.

  • 2010 Mazda Shinari Concept

    Rumors and insinuations about Mazda's next-gen rotary-powered sports car have been brewing since somewhere around the midpoint of the RX-8's life cycle. Some of those rumors were quite juicy. This one isn't. Instead, it's dry as cardboard crumbled into a cupful of soygurt. The gist of it: the RX-9 could be saddled with a hybrid drivetrain borrowed, at least in part, from Toyota, rather than a fire-spitting 300-horsepower rotary. A rotary motor will still live under the RX-9's hood, according to the report, but in much-tamed form. The hybrid will assist with fuel economy and torque. Given the...

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    Mazda Teases New RX With Facebook Question

    Rumors, reports, and ruminations on the next generation of Mazda's RX line of cars have never been in short supply. But now Mazda is stirring the pot via its Facebook fan page. The latest locus of loco is a question asked of Mazda's fans: "If you were to design a new RX model, what key features...

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    Report: Mazda RX-9 Will Develop 300 Horsepower From New Rotary Engine

    As we reported last month, Mazda has no plans to abandon its Wankel rotary engine despite the automaker struggling to meet new fuel economy and emissions standards with its latest designs. The Mazda RX-8 is currently the only production car on the market with a rotary engine but it will be phased...

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    More Details On Mazda RX-7 Successor

    The upcoming replacement to the RX-7 will bring back Mazda's rotary coupe roots.

  • 2010 Mazda MX-5
    Insider Reveals Details About Next-Gen MX-5 And New RX-9

    The launch of the next-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata has reportedly been pushed back as far as 2012 because of a number of major changes in store for the car. Not only is Mazda developing a new generation of lightweight platforms and fuel-efficient powertrains, but a new coupe version is also...

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