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Mazda hybrid patents surface, rotary engine to be used?

Mar 22, 2017

Rotary fans have been tormented by on-again, off-again flip-flopping with intentions to bring back the revered chook-cooker from Mazda. One minute it rolls out concepts such as the Taiki, the heart-meltingly gorgeous Furai LeMans prototype...

Mazda RX-4 gets insane custom 6-rotor rotary engine (video)

Mar 06, 2017

When it comes to custom modified cars, Australia’s culture is extremely rich, as evidenced by our Summernats 30 coverage. It looks like New Zealand is always coming up with some of the more amazing and...

Mazda RX-9 apparently on track for 2019 – report

Aug 25, 2016

The on-again off-again rotary Mazda sports car has finally been given the go ahead, according to Japanese publication Holiday Auto. Even before the RX-VISION (pictured) was revealed at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, speculation was...

LiquidPiston creates revolutionary ultra-compact rotary engine

Jun 19, 2016

LiquidPiston, a start-up company based in the US state of Connecticut, has installed a 70cc prototype X mini engine into a go-kart. The revolutionary new engine, which weighs just 18kg and puts out 5kW, offers...

Mazda fan attempts to place order for RX-VISION, gets response

Jun 01, 2016

A keen potential customer loves the RX-VISION concept so much, he contacted Mazda to put a deposit down, despite the manufacturer having no intention to produce it. Reddit user “clusterkid29” posted a thread in /r/cars,...

Mazda SkyActiv-R rotary patent application found, details interesting new layout

Apr 04, 2016

A patent application has be found in the USA detailing a new rotary engine configuration submitted by Mazda. This could give us some insight into the next-gen Wankel sports car. Dubbed SkyActiv-R technology, the patent...

Mazda RX-VISION concept unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Oct 28, 2015

Old-school Mazda rotary fans will be excited about this one. It’s a Mazda RX concept, making its debut at the Tokyo show, seemingly locking in a future RX sports car.   Called the RX-VISION, the...

Mazda previews concept sports car, next-gen RX?

Sep 30, 2015

Mazda has teased a very svelte-looking coupe concept that it intends to show at the Tokyo Motor Show next month, potentially previewing a next-generation rotary-powered RX. The taillight treatment and overall shape is reminiscent of...

Mazda 767b Le Mans car crashes at Goodwood Festival (video)

Jun 30, 2015

The car world lost a good friend today, with a 1989 Mazda 767b Le Mans race car tragically crashing out of the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb event. Seniji Hoshino was behind the...

Future Mazda RX sports car no longer on the cards – CEO

Nov 11, 2014

Some sad news has come from the mouth of Mazda’s current CEO, Masamichi Kogai, who says he has no plans to introduce a new RX sports car in the near future. The news comes after...

Next Mazda RX must use rotary engine, says design boss – report

Oct 01, 2014

Reports of Mazda working on a new RX sports car are circulating once again, and according to Mazda design chief, the rotary engine must live on. Speaking with Automotive News in Japan, Ikuo Maeda, Mazda’s...

Mazda 767b coming to World Time Attack in Sydney

Aug 28, 2014

Mazda Australia has confirmed it is supporting this year’s World Time Challenge at Sydney Motorsport Park in October, along side the legendary Mazda 767b quad-rotor Le Mans racer from the late 1980’s. Yes, that’s right...

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