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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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    Official: Reprieve! End of Mazda RX-8 pushed back by extra 1,000 units
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    And now for some good news from Mazda: it is doubling the run of its limited edition RX-8 Spirit R, adding 1,000 more units to production due to demand. Announced late last year, this Japan-only model celebrates the end of the RX-8's nine-year existence. The final Wankel-engined four-door is ...

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    Official: Mazda RX-8 Spirit R will be last special edition before production ends
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    Mazda has chosen to commemorate the departure of the company's RX-8 with one last special edition in Japan. The Mazda RX-8 Spirit R is set to arrive at Japanese dealerships next month and will offer 1,000 lucky buyers a host of aesthetic upgrades over the base vehicle. The package starts with an ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #240
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    2012 Honda CR-V, Chevrolet Cruze diesel, bending Ford SVT Raptor frames

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    Episode #240 of the Autoblog Podcast is ready, and this week Chris, Dan and Executive Editor Chris Paukert hold down the fort. We start with the 2012 Honda ...

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    Followup: Mazda rumored to use laser-ignition for next-gen rotary
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    Autocar is reporting that the next-generation rotary engine from Mazda may turn to a laser ignition system instead of traditional spark plugs. The report supposedly comes straight from the mouth of a shadowy senior engineer within the program. Mazda has been hard at work on the 16X Renesis ...

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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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    Redesigned Mazda RX-8 coming to Frankfurt? Not likely.
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    Mazda RX-8 R3 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Several reports have surfaced over the past day indicating that Mazda is prepping a thoroughly redesigned RX-8 for display at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September. However, according to Mazda USA's director of communications, Jeremy ...

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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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    Detroit 2008: facelifted Mazda RX-8 leaked
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    As more and more artists' impressions of the anticipated Mazda RX-9 surface online, images have leaked showing us what the interim facelifted version of the current RX-8 will look like. The image, as you can see, comes from a scanned Japanese magazine. The changes appear to be exclusively ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Mazda RX-8 refresh
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    Japanese car magazines often use 'chopped photos willy-nilly, so take this with a grainy bit of salt, but it appears that a scan of the face-lifted Mazda RX-8 has hit the web. We'll know for sure if this low-resolution subterfuge is accurate or not when the actual freshened RX-8 has its sheet ...

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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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    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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    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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    Mazda RX-8 "Nemesis" for the UK
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    Click to enlargeMazda UK has revealed its third special-edition RX-8. Dubbed "Nemesis," it follows in the footsteps of the RX-8 Evolve (translated) and the Prodrive-tuned RX-8 PZ. Unlike the cars that preceded it, which used the 231 PS RX-8 as a starting point, Nemesis is based on the 192 PS car. ...

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    Mazda unveils Prodrive RX-8
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    Mazda Motors UK unveiled Monday a limited edition RX-8 coupe for the U.K. market. Developed jointly with legendary motorsports company Prodrive, the Mazda Rx-8 PZ is an appearance and handling upgrade for the 230 hp RX-8.According to Mazda, Prodrive was tasked with creating a more involving driving ...

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