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Mazda rotary celebrates its 50th anniversary (mega gallery)

May 31, 2017

The Mazda rotary sports car is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, since the first introduction of the 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S. To help mark the occasion, Mazda has brought together a collection of...

Top 10 cars with the strangest engine conversions

Mar 22, 2017

Engine swaps are, more often than not, to enhance a car’s power and speed. Note the Ferrari-powered Toyota 86, or GTR-engined Nissan Patrol we’ve featured, as well as the myriad small cars at Summernats 30...

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...

Next Mazda RX to use rotary range-extender hybrid – report

Nov 28, 2013

The future of the Mazda rotary is still a bit up in the air at the moment. The latest we hear involves a rotary being used for an upcoming rear-wheel drive sports car with a...

Mazda rotary engine development continues – report

Feb 25, 2013

With the Mazda RX-8 now out of production, there are currently no rotary-powered vehicles on the market. Mazda is working on a new-generation ‘RX’ sports car though, and a new rotary engine is under development....

Mazda rotary to be revived next year, for new hybrid

Nov 27, 2012

The Mazda RX-8 was the last rotary-powered vehicle on the market. It went out of production earlier this year. While development of a new ‘RX’ rotary sports car is still underway, Mazda will introduce a...

New Mazda RX-7 coming in 2017

Nov 04, 2012

Mazda sports car development chief Nobuhiro Yamamoto has confirmed that a new Mazda RX-7 successor is on the way. The new model will feature a rotary engine and is expected to be based on the...

Mazda signs off Renesis rotary engine production

Jun 27, 2012

After nine years of service, the Mazda RX-8 Renesis rotary engine production has ended. Mazda built the last unit on June 22 last week, as ever-tightening emissions laws make it very hard to continue on....

For Sale: 1993 Mazda RX-7 with V8 Chevrolet LS1 conversion

May 10, 2012

Now here’s an interesting one. It’s a 1993 Mazda RX-7 that has received a V8 Chevrolet LS1 engine conversion. It’s currently up for sale in the US showcasing a neat presentation and mild styling tweaks....

Mazda RX-8 Spirit R production extended by 1000 units

Apr 28, 2012

Mazda released a special send-off last hurrah RX-8 called the Mazda RX-8 Spirit R for the Japanese Domestic Market late last year. Just 1000 examples were going to be the final Rx-8s ever produced. Mazda...

Mazda Motorsport plans three-car attack for 2012 Targa Tasmania

Apr 12, 2012

Mazda Motorsport has announced it will be competing in the 2012 Targa Tasmania with three vehicles, including two Mazda RX-8 SP models, and a Mazda3 MPS. The Targa Tasmania will be the final round of...

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