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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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    Confirmed: Mazda 16X rotary engine two years away, will arrive in all-new model
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    We last reported on Mazda's next-generation rotary engine project in June of 2012 when the automaker built its last Renesis-powered RX-8, but rumors of this new engine's development had been around way before that final car left the production line in Japan, last year. We now have enthusiastic ...

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    Report: Mazda builds final rotary engine
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    Mark it down, auto enthusiasts. Mazda built its last rotary engine on Friday, June 22. By final, we mean the line that assembled Renesis engines for Mazda's RX-8 sports car was idled, and there are currently no plans to restart its production. Mazda has a long-running history of building ...

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    Video: Project Sea Lion is one crazy roadgoing and seafaring spatula
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    We see some fairly radical machinery come up for sale on occasion, but few creations manage to raise our eyebrows so high as Project Sea Lion. Created to nab amphibious land speed record, the machine uses a Mazda 13b rotary engine for propulsion, and its creator says the drivetrain is good enough ...

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    Video: 17-year-old Zach Veach shows us around Infineon
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    We're not sure what you were into at 17, but if you're anything like us, odds are it wasn't bombing around Infineon Raceway in a Renesis-powered race car. This would be the primary difference between young hot-shot driver Zach Veach and the rest of us goons. Despite his tender young age, Veach ...

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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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    Report: Mazda still pursuing rotary development
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    Fear not, rotaryphiles. According to a report from The Detroit News, Mazda isn't giving up on the rotary engine anytime soon. Though the RX-8 is headed for the production guillotine, Mazda execs have apparently confirmed that engineers are working on a more efficient and more powerful version of ...

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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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    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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    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: Another stab at the 2012 Mazda RX-9
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    Would you like some car with those wheels? This latest rendering of the anticipated Mazda RX-9 sports car comes from an enthusiast in Japan and was posted on the Ford fan forum FoMoCoNews.com. Although the artist swears that it's close to the mark, the actual design, like the rendering featured ...

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    2012 Mazda RX-9: Winding Road adds fuel to the fire
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    The mysterious images of a 2012 Mazda RX-9 that we brought you a few days ago appear to be illustrations cooked up by Winding Road magazine's in-house sketch artist Glenn Poblete, who literally drew on Mazda's current design language from the Kabura concept and other recent Mazda showstoppers to ...

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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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    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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