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 |  Jul 18 2013, 8:45 AM

9. Mazda RX-8


As of now, this is the last rotary powered vehicle sold in the USA. Lucky for us, it was a good one. Featuring show-car like styling, the RX-8 had two demi-doors on either side that allowed easier access to the backseats which could accommodate an adult human, albeit a shorter one.

The 238 hp 13B RENESIS engine is the most powerful non-turbocharged rotary engine ever installed in a production car from the factory.  With the six-speed manual it was possible to rev this motor all the way up to 9,000 rpm. The car also handled great and delivered maximum driver joy.

  • Alfie

    How many gallons of oil were burnt making this post?

  • Mike Schlee

    Three gallons and two apex seals

  • Souse

    No C111?!?

  • Bryan Pizzuti

    Yeah, right after Mazda won LeMans, FIA outlawed rotary engines. They’re getting as bad as NASCAR with the rules these days…

  • Transpower

    Wow, I totally don’t remember the Aerovette….

  • Ken H

    Thank you for including the 20b cosmo.

    As an owner im Really happy to see it in an article