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.