Mazda Hints At Hydrogen-Powered Rotary Engine

The latest edition of Mazda’s internal magazine, Zoom-Zoom, may hint at the arrival of a Hydrogen-powered rotary engine sportscar from the Japanese automaker.

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10 More Future Collector Cars That Are Affordable Now

It’s a bit of a guessing game as to which cars will be collectible in the future, though there are certainly factors that let us take a guess. 

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New Mazda RX-7 Scheduled for 2016 Launch

Rumor has it that Mazda is preparing to resurrect its RX-7 nameplate and it will be powered by a next-generation rotary engine.

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Top 10 Greatest Mazdas of All Time

Mazda-mania just happened over the weekend, with a record setting 683 Miatas parading in Lelystad, Netherlands. The sight of so many Mazda enthusiasts jogged our foggy memories, and helped us to remember our own personal connections with the brand, as well as some of the greatest Mazda’s of all time.

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Mazda Will Continue to Develop Rotary Engines
Mazda is committing to fuel economy with its new SkyActiv technology, which was expected to render the companies rotary engine lineup defunct. Not so says Mazda, confirming that development continues on the next generation of rotary. 

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Mazda Marks End of an Era With Final Rotary Engine

Starting in the 1970’s, Mazda brought its first rotary engine to market, and last friday, the company assembled its last one, marking the end of an era for the Japanese automaker. 

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Mazda RX-8, Honda Element Among Cars Axed in 2011

A new year is around the corner, and with every new year comes change. Numerous new models will be added to dealerships across the country, while for 2012 many other models will disappear.

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Mazda MX-5 And RX-8 Could Become One Says CEO

During a press conference at the Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda‘s global chief, Takashi Yamanouchi said that a rotary powered MX-5 is a possibility down the road; he also went onto say that the company might consider merging its two separate sports car lines [MX-5 and RX-8], into one.

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Mazda RX-8 Spirit R Signals End Of Rotary Engine, 1,000 To Be Made

The Mazda RX-8’s production run has already ended for much of the world, but Japan is sending off the last rotary engine equipped sports car (for the time being) with a special run of 1,000 cars dubbed the “Spirit R”.

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Mazda Still Working On Rotary Engines, Could Be Ready By 2017

During the gap, engineers will work on improving the rotary’s mileage and oil-eating capabilities, as well as improving reliability. The new rotary project had been scaled back during the recession, but senior officials are eager to continue developing it to fit with Mazda’s “zoom-zoom” image. It could go in the RX-7/ RX-9 revival that’s been floating around for years, or it could even go in the MX-5 Miata. Either way, one thing’s for certain: they won’t give up on the triangle spinner.

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Mazda RX-9 Could Get Hybrid Technology From Toyota

Here’s a fun question for your upcoming pub quiz: name the only hybrid rotary car ever produced. If you named the Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid, then congratulations! But next year you might be able to name the RX-8’s successor, the aptly-named RX-9, as another car that’s hybrid Wankelin’.

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Mazda Suspends Dealer Orders For Japanese-Built Cars, Nearly All Mazdas Affected

Mazda is planning to close down their assembly plants again, while stopping orders from dealers in the United States for their made-in-Japan vehicles.

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Custom Mazda RX-8 Sports Lambo Styling

Now here’s something you don’t see every day. And be thankful you don’t.

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Mazda Planning SKY Rotary for Next RX-8 With 50% Fuel Economy Improvement

The next-generation Mazda RX-8 will get significantly improved fuel economy thanks to a new SKY Rotory engine. According to a report by GoAuto out of Australia, Mazda is planning a second-gen RX-8 with a completely reengineered rotary engine. If the Japanese automaker’s engineers are successful in improving the engine’s design, they plan on delivering a new powerplant with 50 percent better fuel economy. And if this goal is achieved (a necessity if Mazda is to continue using the rotor setup says R&D director Seita Kanai), then Mazda will also brand this engine with its new SKY moniker – a name its using for a new lineup of fuel efficient four-cylinder gasoline and diesel powerplants due out in the near future.

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REPORT: New Mazda RX-7, With Turbo Rotary, Coming In 2013

All aboard the speculation train! The rumors surrounding Mazda’s new RX-7 don’t stop coming, and with the demise of the RX-8, its a safe bet that Mazda will follow up their quirky four-door sports car with something more conventional.

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