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Mazda continues investment into rotary engines for ‘special characteristic’
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11th Mar 2019
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Mazda continues investment into rotary engines for ‘special characteristic’

Bringing back the iconic rotary engine is still a work in progress at Mazda, as the Japanese giant works to find the best way to use the unique internal combustion configuration while most manufacturers publicly focus their efforts on electric mobility. Mazda remains an outlier in the automotive industry, trying to inject a sense of reality into the electric vehicle (EV) frenzy.
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Alborz Fallah
Mazda's new swan-wing door patent isn't exactly helping its 'no new sports car' claims
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30th Aug 2017
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Mazda's new swan-wing door patent isn't exactly helping its 'no new sports car' claims

A recent patent filed by Mazda has once again sparked rumours of a potential RX-9 rotary sports car - which could, some reports suggest, debut at this year's Tokyo motor show in October. (Even if Mazda's CEO claims no such car is happening...) The document details a door that opens out and upward, helping occupants to avoid hitting curbs in a low-riding car. While the idea itself isn't a new concept, Mazda's filing includes a more simplified mechanism to make closing the door easier.
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James Wong
Mazda 'RX-9' still on the production backburner
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15th Apr 2016
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Mazda 'RX-9' still on the production backburner

The Mazda RX-Vision concept that stole the Tokyo motor show last November remains on the production slow-burn, with plans to make it for the road seemingly still in their infancy. The gorgeous RX-Vision concept captured minds and hearts alike when it premiered six-months ago, while it also gave a glimpse at where Mazda was at with the rotary engine — its spiritual hallmark. Mazda called this update the SkyActiv-R engine
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Mike Costello
Mazda RX rotary sports car concept might emerge next month in Tokyo
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15th Sep 2015
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Mazda RX rotary sports car concept might emerge next month in Tokyo

Mazda has given one hell of a strong hint that it will begin talking in earnest about its long-speculated reborn rotary sports car at the Tokyo motor show next month. The mooted launch of a reborn Mazda RX sports car (some say to be called the RX-9) with a modernised rotary engine has long been a talking point surrounding the Japanese company.
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Mike Costello
2013 Mazda RX-7 to use turbocharged rotary
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22nd Jul 2010
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2013 Mazda RX-7 to use turbocharged rotary

A recent report by Autocar reveals Mazda could be pretty serious about bringing out an RX-7 successor, possibly called a Mazda RX-9. Early speculations suggested the proposal of such a model would use a redesigned, naturally aspirated RX-8 13B, twin-rotor engine. Now, reports are saying the next/new RX-9 could use a turbocharged variant, swinging back to the days of the 13B turbo used in the Series 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 RX-7s. An insider was quoted as saying to Autocar,
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