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    Report: Mazda2 with extended-range hybrid rotary tech shown
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    Every story dealing with a new rotary engine from Mazda lands in a different place on the matrix of possibilities between "Coming soon!" and "Never gonna happen!" In 2011 it was speculated that the rotary engineering program would be shut down with the demise of the RX-8, in 2012 the program was ...

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    Report: Mazda CEO says rotary not viable, so don't look for a new one
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    We have some very sad news to report, rotor-heads fans: Don't expect a new rotary-powered vehicle anytime soon. This comes straight from Masamichi Kogai, the CEO of Mazda, which is the only company to ever market a commercially successful rotary-powered automobile in the world. The issue, as it ...

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    Report: Rotary engine development halted at Mazda?
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    At the end of 2011, the Mazda RX-8 rotary-powered sport coupe/sedan will cease to exist in new-car showrooms. With it, the mass-produced rotary engine will take another hiatus. The original plan was to have the Renesis, the world's only mass-produced rotary, come back maybe as early as 2017 in a ...

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    Limited-edition Japanese postage stamp set honors iconic Mazda vehicles
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    Mazda has produced some iconic sports cars throughout its history, and now those vehicles have been immortalized in stamp form. Released as a limited-edition on November 1st, the Japan Post Network Chugoke Regional Office has created a 12-stamp set officially titled History of Mazda Motor ...

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    Report: Mazda rotary reportedly at least a year behind schedule, but work continues
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    Renesis rotary engine in 2009 Mazda RX-8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    "We will never give up," says Mitsuo Hitomi, general manager of Mazda's powertrain division, referring to the automaker's long-running investment into the rotary engine. This vote of confidence in Felix ...

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    Mazda RX-8 to exit U.S. market after 2011 model year?
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    2009 Mazda RX-8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to "a well placed source at Mazda's North American Operations," Motor Trend is reporting that the aging RX-8 is set to exit stage left here in the States after the 2011 model year. As it is, the rotary-powered sportscar is ...

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    Report: Next Mazda RX-7 in development, but don't hold your breath
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    Mazda Furai Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's the rumor that just refuses to die. We're not sure if that means there's a lot of truth behind it or it's just wishful thinking, but once again we're hearing that Mazda is hard at work on a new RX-7 sportscar. And while you ...

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    Mazda RX-8 to die as RX-7 resurfaces for 2012?
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    The rumormill just can't stop churning out stories of an impending Mazda RX-7 revival. We've been hearing that we should expect the rotary-powered sports car any day now... for the last few years. It's still yet to show its smiling face. Still, here we are with another report indicating that the ...

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    SEMA 2009: World's only known four-rotor Mazda RX-8
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    BMI Racing Mazda RX-8 four-rotor - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We came across this RX-8 at SEMA and it immediately rang a bell. Time Attack, four-rotor, Mazda RX-8? It's the BMI Racing car we saw on Streetfire a while back. It's said to be the only four-rotor RX-8 in the world and it ...

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    SEMA 2009: Turbo rotary Mazda MX-5 begs to be flogged
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    Turbo Rotary Mazda MX-5 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you get the impression things are all high gloss and dubs in Vegas, you wouldn't be far off. But walk around the SEMA compound long enough and you come across something cool that that speaks to the gearhead, track rat in each of ...

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    REPORT: Mazda's next-generation rotary needs more work
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    2009 Mazda RX-8 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Though the rotary engine certainly has its fair share of detractors, many who find themselves behind the wheel of a Wankel-powered machine from Mazda fall in love with the engine's zippy and rev-happy characteristics... including this ...

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    Is the next Mazda Renesis rotary set to get direct-injection?
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    Mazda rotary engine patent diagrams - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Last October, it seems that Mazda quietly filed a patent for a twin-spark, direct injection version of the automaker's iconic rotary engine. It's taken this long for anyone to actually notice application 20090101103, ...

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    More proof that Mazda RX-8 owners want to be Ferrari owners
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    Click above for more shots of the Mazda-rrari RX-8Thanks to an astute reader, we now have further proof that owners of Mazda's rotary powered RX-8 wish they were driving a Ferrari instead. Not that we blame them or anything, as the Prancing Horse has been plastered on many of the finest sportscars ...

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    Mazda extends rotary warranty on RX-8 to 100k miles
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Mazda RX-8.You've got to hand it to Mazda for its perseverance with the Wankel rotary engine design. Ever since it's engineers managed to make it semi-reliable, the turbine-like smoothness of the quick-spinning lump has seen duty in numerous ...

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    Don't jump! Rotary-engine 'Vette prototype saved from rooftop
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    Back in the 70s, GM was looking to take its much beloved Corvette to the next level. The General charged John DeLorean with investigating the possibility of putting a mid-engine rotary under hood, and the 1973 GM XP897 was the culmination of his efforts. The steel-bodied Vette was built atop a ...

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