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Mazda engineers pushing for more RWD cars – report

Oct 02, 2013

Mazda engineers have apparently been pitching to company executives a push for more rear-wheel drive development, a recent report has revealed. The engineers would like to see the Japanese company rekindle some of the spirit...

Video: Red Bull Mazda RX-7 in epic 10.4km mountain drift in NZ

May 08, 2013

New Zealand drift star Mike Whiddett, also known as Mad Mike, recently drifted up the Crown Range in New Zealand for an epic new drift video for Red Bull. The run was 10.4km in length,...

For Sale: Original 1972 Mazda RX-3 travelled just 45,000km

Apr 01, 2013

An immaculate and original 1972 Mazda RX-3 is up for sale in Victoria, featuring a retro Earth Green exterior and an orange interior trim. The two-door coupe even comes with the original 10A rotary engine....

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...

Video: Pulse Performance ‘6B’ six-rotor engine sounds incredible

Jul 29, 2012

You may have heard of the Mazda 787b Le Mans car from the early Nineties, featuring a quad-rotor Wankel engine. Well, the guys over at Pulse Performance Race Engineering in New Zealand have just finished...

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....

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 RX-9’ rotary to be as efficient as piston engine – report

Mar 15, 2012

Mazda is continuing work on its next-generation ‘Mazda RX-9’ sports car which is set to feature a new rotary engine. Engineers are reportedly developing the engine so it is as fuel efficient as a piston...

Mazda confirms rotary future on Twitter page

Oct 11, 2011

Mazda Japan has reassured rotary enthusiasts on its Twitter page that a successor to the just discontinued Mazda RX-8 is being developed. The company hasn’t released specific details on particular model, leaving it open to...

Mazda RX-8 Spirit R special edition last send off

Oct 08, 2011

As a last special goodbye edition for the Mazda RX-8, Mazda Japan has announced a final Mazda RX-8 Spirit R special edition for the local JDM market. The special model comes with subtle interior and...