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Red, Stock, 1994 Mazda RX-7 Is Ready for a Long-Term Relationship
Red, Stock, 1994 Mazda RX-7 Is Ready for a Long-Term Relationship

14 Mar 2022, 23:12 UTC / When this car appeared on the market, it was a phenomenon, but soon it became a nightmare for many, while others loved it. And still are in love with it

 
Remembering the 1973 Corvette Concept Powered by a Mid-Mounted Four-Rotor Engine
Remembering the 1973 Corvette Concept Powered by a Mid-Mounted Four-Rotor Engine

27 Sep 2021, 20:02 UTC / Throughout the years, GM built many mid-engine Corvette prototypes but arguably the most captivating was the four-rotor revealed in 1973

 
Mazda Postpones or Kills Plans for MX-5 With Wankel Range-Extender
Mazda Postpones or Kills Plans for MX-5 With Wankel Range-Extender

12 Jul 2021, 11:25 UTC / It is not unlikely that the company is facing issues developing a version of the rotary engine that will comply with emission rules.

 
862-HP Subaru STI vs. 1,033-HP Turbo RX-7 Makes for Violently Loud Drag Race
862-HP Subaru STI vs. 1,033-HP Turbo RX-7 Makes for Violently Loud Drag Race

7 Jun 2021, 20:58 UTC / It may not be the most scientific explanation, but we think we might know why the Wankel engines didn't catch on: it's the name. Replace a letter, and...

 
Forget About the RX-7, This Is the Rotary-Engined Mazda You Should Worship
Forget About the RX-7, This Is the Rotary-Engined Mazda You Should Worship

12 Mar 2021, 13:35 UTC / While NSU and Mercedes-Benz failed, Mazda managed to solve many of the rotary engine's design issues and made it largely available to drivers in the RX-3

 
This Mazda Concept Uses a Wankel Engine Pushing Out 360 HP. In Theory
This Mazda Concept Uses a Wankel Engine Pushing Out 360 HP. In Theory

22 Nov 2020, 17:35 UTC / The Mazda FRX concept is supposed to be equipped with a Wankel engine, honeycomb carbon fiber tubing, and airfoil braking and suspension systems

 
2020 Chevrolet Corvette "C87B" Is a Rotary Swap Monster Waiting To Happen
2020 Chevrolet Corvette "C87B" Is a Rotary Swap Monster Waiting To Happen

3 Apr 2020, 11:34 UTC / Rob Dahm can be considered an automotive Internet celebrity and since the gearhead has a serious rotary fetish, it looks like he might give a C8 such a swap

 
World’s First Rotary-Engine Ferrari Gets Cease and Desist, Engineer Apologizes
World’s First Rotary-Engine Ferrari Gets Cease and Desist, Engineer Apologizes

26 Feb 2020, 04:54 UTC / Reuben Bemrose put a Mazda 13B engine inside a 1995 Ferrari 456 GT and landed on Ferrari’s radar. He says he’s sorry, but you know he’s not

 
Ferrari 456 Gets 13B Mazda Rotary Engine, V12 Now Gone
Ferrari 456 Gets 13B Mazda Rotary Engine, V12 Now Gone

10 Feb 2020, 16:46 UTC / It looks like we're dealing with a drift build here - this project comes from a gear head who owns a shop over in New Zealand

 
Mazda 787B: The 900 HP Rotary Engine That Stunned Le Mans
Mazda 787B: The 900 HP Rotary Engine That Stunned Le Mans

5 Dec 2019, 13:14 UTC / Mazda 787B made history by becoming the first Japanese built race car to win Le Mans, more so using a rotary engine with deafening shredding noise

 
Can a Mazda RX-8 With a Rebuilt Engine Do 400 Miles on One Tank?
Can a Mazda RX-8 With a Rebuilt Engine Do 400 Miles on One Tank?

9 Feb 2019, 21:57 UTC / In case you're wondering, the RX-8 has a normal 61-liter fuel tank and is supposed to get around 25 mph during extra-urban

 
Cheap Mazda RX-8 Dyno Test Shows "Pathetic" Horsepower Numbers
Cheap Mazda RX-8 Dyno Test Shows "Pathetic" Horsepower Numbers

28 Dec 2018, 19:56 UTC / In its time, the RX-8 was one of the coolest sports cars in the world, but the engine that made it so also proved to be its biggest problem

 
Liberty Walk Mazda RX-3 and McLaren 650S Scream Together in Japanese Tunnel
Liberty Walk Mazda RX-3 and McLaren 650S Scream Together in Japanese Tunnel

21 Sep 2017, 15:26 UTC / Ladies and gentlemen drivers, you are about to zoom in on a sample of the contemporary Japanese custom car culture, one that has a strong Liberty Walk aroma

 
Jay Leno Checks out VW Beetle with RX-7 Rotary Engine
Jay Leno Checks out VW Beetle with RX-7 Rotary Engine

3 Aug 2016, 01:30 UTC / Leno saw a huge crowd gathered around a Beetle at a supercar weekend meet and became curious. Turns out this stock body hides a dark secret

 
Mazda Cosmo Sport is $169,500 on eBay
Mazda Cosmo Sport is $169,500 on eBay

1 Jul 2015, 16:03 UTC / A great example of Mazda’s first rotary-engined car is currently for sale, but the asking price may put some classic car collectors off

 
Europe Bans Mazda RX-8
Europe Bans Mazda RX-8

15 Apr 2010, 09:13 UTC / Sad news for European fans of the Mazda brand, especially for those who were waiting to get behind the wheel of an RX-8 model: the Japanese manufacturer will be forced to withdraw the four-seat spor...

 
How Wankel’s Rotary Engine Works
How Wankel’s Rotary Engine Works

15 Apr 2010, 08:14 UTC / The idea of a rotary engine has intrigued engineers and inventors since the beginning of the internal combustion engine’s inception. Sparked by another industrial revolution, the need for effi...