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    Chery reportedly researching Wankel engines for extended-range EVs
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    Mazda isn't the only company out there working on the next-generation rotary engine. According to China Car Times, Chery is also dabbling in Wankel technology. The company isn't so much interested in bringing non-piston love to The People's Republic so much as they are finding a more efficient way ...

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    RSC Raptor GT does a wicked rotary-powered Fiorano impersonation
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    RSC Raptor GT – Click above for image gallery
    Based on the photo above, you might think that you're looking at some version of the Ferrari 599. You'd be wrong, though, as this is actually a specially-built rotary supercar from an independent German manufacturer known as – you ready ...

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    Report: Next Mazda RX-8 to use Sky G rotary
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    Mazda has big plans for the future of its rotary engine. According to GoAuto, the company is currently hard at work on improving the powerplant's fuel economy by a full 50 percent. If it can pull it off, the new mill will proudly wear the same "Sky" designation as its traditional four-cylinder ...

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    Next-gen Volt could use diesel, two-cylinder or rotary range extender
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Back in 2006 when the Chevrolet Volt was first conceived, its extended-range electric (ER-EV) powertrain was originally dubbed E-Flex as its configuration was designed to be flexible. The only part of the system that was constant ...

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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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    Geneva 2010: Audi A1 e-tron Wankels its way to the show floor
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    Audi A1 e-tron concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    No, Wankel is not really a verb. At least, not that we know of. But it is the last name of the man who designed the rotary engine, and we think our man Felix would be more than pleased with the latest application of his barrel-shaped ...

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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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    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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    Tokyo 2009: Mazda RX-500 still awesome nearly 40 years later
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    1970 Mazda RX-500 Concept - Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the coolest concept cars here at the Tokyo Motor Show isn't even new. In fact, it's almost forty years old. Originally displayed at the Tokyo show in 1970, this Mazda RX-500 Concept features styling similar to the legendary ...

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    VIDEO: Norton NRV588 rotary-powered motorcycle in action
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    Norton NRV588 rotary-powered motorcycle - Click above to watch the video
    Undoubtedly, the company that's most often associated with rotary engine technology is Mazda. The Japanese automaker has been building Wankel powerplants for decades, with the current RX-8 standing alone as the only new ...

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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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    Rendered Speculation: Mazda's Taiki-inspired RX-7 revival
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    "We've just introduced a special edition of the RX-8" was the response from a Mazda rep when asked when we might get a new RX-7. Not the answer to the question, but we understand that it's all hush-hush when it comes to whatever might be in store on the 2-door, rear wheel drive, not-an-MX-5 tip. A ...

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    Mazda debuts new-gen Rotary in Taiki show car
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    Say what you will about the styling of the Mazda Taiki concept that's currently on display in Tokyo. It's quite possible that what's underneath is more interesting, anyway. Under the hood of the Taiki is a new gen rotary engine from Mazda called the 16X Renesis. Of course, the Rotary engine has its ...

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    Tokyo Preview: Mazda Taiki concept
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    Click the image above for a high-res gallery of Mazda Taiki Concept.Mazda's presence at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show later this month will revolve around the awkwardly titled "Sustainable Zoom-Zoom" theme that seeks to incorporate the brand's driver-oriented two-word pledge with a long-term ...

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    Frankfurt 2007: Mazda RX-8 Special Edition
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    Mazda is celebrating 40 years of putting engines inspired by pony kegs in their cars by rolling out a special version of the RX-8 2+2. Mazda's official hyperbole about the RX-8 brags that the car changed customer expectations of what an affordable sports car should be when they launched the ...

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    Japan gets Mazda RX-8 Rotary Engine 40th Anniversary edition
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    Click image for photo galleryThis year marks the 40th anniversary Mazda rotary power, and to celebrate, the automaker is building 200 RX-8 Rotary Engine 40th Anniversary edition cars for sale in Japan. Each is finished in Marble White, features special badging and some unique features like a ...

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    For Sale: Mazda Hen's Tooth..err, Cosmo
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    click on the pic to see more of Chuck's shotsAutoblog addict Chuck Goolsbee was out in his E-Type last weekend and naturally wanted to avoid the freeway in such a delightful car. Pulling a Clark Griswold, Chuck got lost on an Indian reservation. Rather than have the neighborhood assist in stripping ...

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    Celebrate 40 years of rotary power with Mazda
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    Click image for a gallery of the Mazda Cosmo Sport The good old internal combustion engine has been in service since the 17th century when Sir Samuel Morland rather impractically used gunpowder to drive water pumps. It was not until 1876 when Nikolaus Otto invented the modern four stroke engine ...

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    Delorean finally gets the engine it should have had all along - 3 rotor Wankel
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/Delorean_with_a_300hp_3_rotor_Wankel_engine'; In the late sixties and early seventies, many car companies were enamored with the power density of Wankel rotary engines, including NSU, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and General Motors. GM ultimately built at least ...

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    Road & Track rumormill: Mazda RX-7 development underway
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    When the newest issue of Road & Track arrived in our mailbox, we were impressed that the 60th anniversary issue was sport compactalicious. The cover sports the new Mitsubishi EVO X alongside a photochopped '08 Impreza STI, and the inevitable shootout consists of the Civic Si, MazdaSpeed3, MINI ...

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