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2006 Corvette C6 Gets Mazda RX7 Three-Rotor Turbo Engine, Plenty Attitude Too
2006 Corvette C6 Gets Mazda RX7 Three-Rotor Turbo Engine, Plenty Attitude Too

13 Jul 2022, 20:33 UTC / All it took for this Corvette to start behaving like your classic Japanese drifting machine was to receive a pretty special turbocharged rotary engine

 
Twin Rotor Swapped Citroen HY Van Looks Like a Fever Dream, Fast Like One Too
Twin Rotor Swapped Citroen HY Van Looks Like a Fever Dream, Fast Like One Too

16 Jun 2022, 16:13 UTC / With the same headlamps found on a 2CV still as present as ever, there's a strange chimera of old and new present on this build that you simply won't find now.

 
Mazda MX-30 PHEV Will Have a Rotary Engine, But What About the Battery Pack?
Mazda MX-30 PHEV Will Have a Rotary Engine, But What About the Battery Pack?

22 Apr 2022, 22:04 UTC / Automotive News talked to Mazda and confirmed the MX-30 with the ICE generator should arrive at some point between October 2022 and March 2023.

 
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

 
This Snowmobile-Powered Mazda RX-7 Is the Weirdest Yet Coolest Thing You'll See Today
This Snowmobile-Powered Mazda RX-7 Is the Weirdest Yet Coolest Thing You'll See Today

27 Feb 2022, 19:58 UTC / No, this is not an April Fools' Day prank. This RX-7 uses an 800-cc (49-cubic-inch) engine from an Arctic Cat snowmobile to move around

 
Omega 1 Is a Game-Changing Internal Combustion Engine, Too Good To Be True?
Omega 1 Is a Game-Changing Internal Combustion Engine, Too Good To Be True?

19 Jan 2022, 13:40 UTC / Just when we thought the internal combustion engine is a dead end, a small company unveiled an interesting ICE concept that vows to keep the wheels turning

 
Gorgeous One Owner Mazda RX-7 Sells on Doug DeMuro's Auction Website
Gorgeous One Owner Mazda RX-7 Sells on Doug DeMuro's Auction Website

21 Oct 2021, 19:58 UTC / 85,200 miles (132,770 km) is a lot for a rotary engine, but the aftermarket bright orange paint job usually found on the Jaguar F-Type makes up for it

 
1990s Mazda RX-7 Looks CGI Rejuvenated Enough For Electrified Rotary Times
1990s Mazda RX-7 Looks CGI Rejuvenated Enough For Electrified Rotary Times

8 Oct 2021, 10:35 UTC / Jake, the virtual artist behind the “j.b.cars” account on social media has concocted a modernized FD Mazda RX-7 that seeks to lead a 21st-century virtual life

 
Mazda Develops Flexible Production System to Help If It Makes the Wrong Bets
Mazda Develops Flexible Production System to Help If It Makes the Wrong Bets

7 Oct 2021, 10:29 UTC / In other scenarios, it would be a competitive advantage. With the EV shift, it may be a matter of life or death for the low-volume manufacturer.

 
Not a Mazda, But This Rotary Engine Solution Might Help Power Your EV Motorhome
Not a Mazda, But This Rotary Engine Solution Might Help Power Your EV Motorhome

27 Aug 2021, 21:41 UTC / The prototype replaces the standard diesel in many motorhomes for an EV powertrain, but the truly novel innovation in the system is a rotary engine backup

 
Mazda Patents Reveal Sports Car, Looks Like RX-Vision Concept
Mazda Patents Reveal Sports Car, Looks Like RX-Vision Concept

6 Aug 2021, 09:36 UTC / Mazda has recently filed over a dozen patents, and all of them are focused on the structure of a sports car. It looks like the RX-Vision Concept.

 
Everyone’s Right About Mazda’s Wankel Range Extender Plans, And That’s Weird
Everyone’s Right About Mazda’s Wankel Range Extender Plans, And That’s Weird

21 Jul 2021, 18:18 UTC / We spoke with Hans Greimel – the Automotive News editor who wrote that Mazda halted these plans – and came to this bizarre conclusion

 
Mazda Contradicts Spokesman: Rotary Engine Will Also Be In HEVs and PHEVs
Mazda Contradicts Spokesman: Rotary Engine Will Also Be In HEVs and PHEVs

20 Jul 2021, 19:10 UTC / A Mazda spokesman said that the company would still offer the rotary engine but had no deadline for that. All others said it arrives in 2022.

 
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.

 
30 Years Ago, the Rotary-Powered Mazda 787B Won the 24 Hours of Le Mans
30 Years Ago, the Rotary-Powered Mazda 787B Won the 24 Hours of Le Mans

24 Jun 2021, 13:46 UTC / Against all odds, a bright orange and green Mazda with no pistons in its engine became the first Japanese car to win the legendary endurance race

 
Mazda Presents Its Rotary Engine Range Extender For MX-30: Well, Sort of
Mazda Presents Its Rotary Engine Range Extender For MX-30: Well, Sort of

17 Jun 2021, 12:55 UTC / The first image of the new use for that powertrain is ridiculously small, but here you have it. Mazda also said it is committed to carbon neutrality

 
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...

 
Mazda RX-3 Hits 201 MPH at the Drag Strip, Sets Radial Rotary Speed Record
Mazda RX-3 Hits 201 MPH at the Drag Strip, Sets Radial Rotary Speed Record

3 Jun 2021, 13:16 UTC / The RX-3 prepped by PAC Performance crossed the finish line to stop the clock at 7.03 seconds and 201.16 mph, setting a new record for radial rotary cars

 
Mazda RX500: The Futuristic Concept That Inspired a Hugely Popular 1970s Toy Car
Mazda RX500: The Futuristic Concept That Inspired a Hugely Popular 1970s Toy Car

31 May 2021, 12:16 UTC / The rotary-powered RX500 is one of Mazda's most iconic prototypes, but it's also one of the most popular toy cars of the 1970s

 
Watch This See-Thru Rotary Engine Run in Slow Motion on Three Types of Fuel
Watch This See-Thru Rotary Engine Run in Slow Motion on Three Types of Fuel

14 May 2021, 17:55 UTC / Simpler and more efficient than Mazda's Wankel rotary, the LiquidPiston X-Engine rotary engine runs on the high-efficiency hybrid cycle