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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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    Video: Redline debuts with Battle of Motorsports in first episode
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    What do you get when you mix YouTube and Ketzal Sterling of the High Octane DVD series? Another web-video series about high-performance cars with a motorsport twist and juvenile humor. Redline is the newest show by Sterling, and the man devised an epic shootout of seven seriously quick race ...

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    Video: Red Bull RX-7 goes drift crazy on New Zealand's Crown Range
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    For the first time ever, the Crown Range, New Zealand's highest paved road, was closed off for the drifting pleasure of one man. That man is Mad Mike Whiddett, and the machine he's piloting is a heavily modified Mazda RX-7 sponsored by the energy-rich crew from Red Bull and powered by a ...

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    Rumormill: Mazda to revive RX-7 in... 2017?
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    There is a special place in our hearts reserved for the Mazda RX-7. Its screaming rotary engine made the '80s and '90s a time of high-revving fun. While Mazda continued the rotary with the four-door RX-8, the two are not the same car, and eventually the latter was phased out. The Motor Report is ...

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    Video: Drift battle pits Mazda RX7 against Kawasaki ZX10
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    The bike vs car debate extends into the drifting arena – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Regardless of where you stand on the "drifting is/isn't a form of motorsports" debate, it's fun to watch a car being piloted on full opposite lock. But is it possible on a motorcycle? Icon ...

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    Report: Mazda working on next-gen rotary-powered RX-9
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    Mazda Kabura Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to a report from Autocar, Mazda is currently working on a successor to the old RX-7 and the current RX-8. (We've heard this before. Many times.) Believed to carry the RX-9 nameplate, the next-gen sports car is tipped to ...

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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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    Shocking Rumor! Mazda considers RX-7 revival
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    Rumors about a true successor to the FD RX-7 have been kicking around automotive circles since... oh, just about exactly when the car left the world for good way back in 2002. While it could be argued that the Mazda RX-8 is a spiritual progeny of the Zoom-Zoom kingdom's white night, the four-door ...

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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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    Report: Mazda designer wants to revive RX-7
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    Mazda Kabura Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ikuo Maeda, Mazda's design overlord, designed the soon-to-be-Stateside Mazda2. He also penned the Mazda RX-8, following quite literally the path his father laid before him: Maeda's father created the original Mazda RX-7. Now ...

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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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    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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    Grassroots Motorsports' Tim Suddard picks ten future Japanese collector cars
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    First generation Mazda Miata - Click above to see entire list of future Japanese Collector Cars
    "Everybody wants to go to the dance, no one wants to stay and clean up." So says Robert De Niro's Sam in John Frankenheimer's spy thriller/car porno Ronin. We mention the line, because it's not only ...

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    Student designed Mazda Yuuga Coupe features no smiley face
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    Mazda Yuuga Coupe - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The jury is largely in on Mazda's new happy corporate face and well, most folks don't like it. But what if Mazda designed a car featuring its Nagare design language minus the smiley face? That's exactly what one student designer named ...

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    Rumormill: Mazda RX-7 concept headed to Tokyo Motor Show?
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    Ever since Mazda revived its Wankel rotary program in 2004 with the RX-8, the internet rumormill has constantly been abuzz with reports of a proper two-door RX-7 variant. The latest such rumor comes by way of Japanese magazine Best Car (via JDM-centric website 7Tune.com), which indicates the new ...

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    Rumormill: Mazda RX-7 still under development, next RX-8 to be called RX-9
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    The recent news out of Japan hasn't been good for fans of front-engine, rear-wheel-drive two-doors. First came word that Subaru and Toyota were postponing the launch of their boxer-powered RWD coupe, then the S2000 is killed off and finally reports suggest that Nissan has cancelled its Silvia ...

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    Auction of the Day: Mint 1984 Mazda RX-7 GSL-SE for a good cause
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    Click above for image gallery of Patti Wilhelm's GSL-SE
    For the first generation Mazda RX-7, it didn't get any better than the GSL-SE. The FB cars were done by 1985, and the GSL-SE was only available for 1984-85. Carrying larger brake rotors, an upgraded suspension, revised front airdam and a ...

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    Wrenching LeMons: Late nights and flying sparks
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    As our October 20th deadline for destruction grows near, we've been making some significant progress on Project LeMons. After the interior was stripped and the hatch removed, Casey and Brad got to fabricating the roll cage out of pilfered pieces lying around the shop. We've got a full hoop mated to ...

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    Because we're masochistic like that: Autoblog enters the 24 Hours of LeMons
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    Click the image above for more pics of our rubbish racer."So you're really going to do this, huh?" We've lost count as to how many times we've heard that line over the course of the last two months. After covering the event live this past July, we came away from the 24 Hours of LeMons with dreams ...

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