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Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

Follow Viknesh Mazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now,

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How the elusive 4-rotor rotary engine works

[embedded content] As the old saying goes, there is no replacement for displacement. That’s not the case when it comes to rotary engines, which typically have very small displacement. Instead of cubes, if you want a rotary to make more power you do two things: add more rotors and/or slap on a turbocharger or two.

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Patent filing shows Mazda is working on a rotary engine

]]> The Wankel rotary engine has its issues, most notably with too many emissions, substandard fuel economy, and reliability. In fact, we just posted a video that explains these problems. But a rotary engine is also fun. It spins up quickly, offers good power for small displacements, and its light weight makes for great front/rear

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Rotary engine returns in Mazda concept coupe

Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai with the RX-Vision concept. Photo credit: REUTERS Gabe Nelson Automotive NewsOctober 27, 2015 – 7:45 pm ET TOKYO — Three years after pulling the plug on the rotary-powered RX-8 sports car, Mazda Motor Corp. signaled today at the Tokyo Motor Show that it hasn’t given up on the peculiar engine design

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