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Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Rotary sports car to miss Mazda’s 2020 centennial, offer hybrid option

Mazda is committed to the rotary’s revival. That much is clear. Where we’ll see the engine end up is a completely different story, however. It’s safe to assume that Mazda originally wanted to introduce a new rotary in a sports car. The RX-Vision concept unveiled two years ago is a... read more

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Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda execs continue to tease future rotary without any more details

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... read more September 6, 2017 by


 
50 years of Mazda rotary cars

Mazda marks 50 years of rotary cars

It was 50 years ago today that Mazda unveiled its first rotary-powered car to the world. The car was the Cosmo 110S sports car which made its debut at the 1967 Tokyo auto... read more May 30, 2017 by


 
Rotary-powered 1966 Volkswagen Beetle on Jay Leno's Garage

Jay Leno drives a rotary-powered Volkswagen Beetle

You never know what's going to turn up at Jay Leno's Garage. Leno is a fan of Wankel rotary engines and has featured a couple on the show in vehicles like a Mazda Cosmo 110S... read more August 2, 2016 by


 
Four reasons why the rotary engine is currently dead

Four reasons why the rotary engine is currently dead

Mazda's misunderstood Wankel rotary engine is among the most respected—and maligned—powertrain designs ever, as Engineering Explained's Jason Fenske points out in... read more April 4, 2016 by


 
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... read more November 3, 2015 by


 
Mazda RX-Vision concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda RX-Vision concept hints at next rotary engine

Mazda today unveiled the RX-Vision concept car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and it points to the return of the rotary engine. The low-slung sports car is a front-engine... read more October 27, 2015 by


 
Teaser for new Mazda sports car concept debuting at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda Confirms Development Of New Rotary, Will Preview It In Tokyo Concept

Mazda has been hinting at a new rotary for pretty much the last decade yet it seems that we’re still no closer to seeing the unique, Wankel-designed engine fitted to... read more October 27, 2015 by


 
Teaser for new Mazda sports car concept debuting at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda Teases New Sports Car Concept Ahead Of 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Mazda may be close to confirming plans for an all-new, rotary-powered sports car to fill the void left by the RX-8 which bowed out of production in 2012. The Japanese... read more September 29, 2015 by


 
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


 
Rotary Engine Explained

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


 
Six-rotor race engine spits flames

This 6-Rotor Wankel Is The Soundtrack Of Hell

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


 
Mad Mike Mazda Drift Car

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

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... 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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