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2009 Mazda RX-8 – Click above for high-res image gallery

2009 Mazda RX-8 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mazda Furai Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mazda Furai Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Mazda RX-8 R3 - Click above for high-res image gallery

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 next RX-7 is just around the corner, this time as a 2011 or 2012 model.

BMI Racing Mazda RX-8 four-rotor - Click above for high-res image gallery

2009 Mazda RX-8 - Click above for high-res image gallery

Mazda Hydrogen RX-8 - Click for a high res gallery

Mazda's Wankel rotary engine has always been unique in the automotive landscape as a mass-produced internal combustion engine that eschews such unsightly items as pistons, valves and camshafts. The Wankel packs lots of power into a very small package, but one thing it's never been is fuel efficient, despite its relatively meager 1.3-liters of displacement. It seems the Japanese automaker is working hard to change that reputation with the next generation of the RX series.

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Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Mazda RX-8.

Click the image above for a gallery of the 2009 Mazda RX-8.