Articles about Rotary Engine

Temper your enthusiasm, though—it's part of an electric range extender
We love a good engine here at Top Gear, especially good engines from Mazda. To be more specific, rotary engines from Mazda. Today, the company has confirmed it will-finally-return to the configuration it made famous via the likes of the
Have you heard of 7's Day?
What do you call a group that's passionate about a certain car model, meet regularly, and just talk about their rides when they hang out? If you guessed 'car club,' then you're correct.The aforementioned qualities describe the local Mazda
All you need to know about driving and owning a legend
When was the last time you saw one of these? Seeing a Mazda RX-7 is rare enough; spotting one that hasn't been adorned with a Veilside body kit and had its horsepower doubled is a tale very few can tell.
Is it still in the works?
Mazda has been particularly busy with its engine development of late. A couple of months ago, the Japanese carmaker announced that a new engine line, Skyactiv-X, was in the works. Its goal? To combine the best of both gasoline and diesel
An epic East Coast gathering
Rotary madness in New York City. The rotary engine is dead? We don't think so. This highlight reel of an epic gathering of Mazda RX owners in New York and New Jersey is proof that its legend is alive and well.
Yay or nay?
It's increasingly looking like Mazda's rotary engine will be making a comeback. The thing is, its return might not be in the form we expected.A report by Automotive News says that the next iteration of the rotary will be
Zoom zoom
In 1967, Mazda began selling the Cosmo Sport 110S. It was the Japanese carmaker's first-ever sports car, and it was also the world's first production twin-rotor, rotary engine car. Fast forward 50 years, and the rotary technology has
The history of Mazda: Part 1
The mountains are bathed in bluish-purple pre-dawn light as I step out of the Kokusai Kanko Ryokan in Iwakuni City. I'm dressed in a traditional Japanese yukata, camera in hand, eager to snap a few pictures of the famous
They just keep coming back to it
Those who know Mazda and its place in car culture will always associate it with the rotary engine. But why is this powerplant design so important to Mazda? How does it work, really? And if it's so good, why haven't
For the year 2015
Believe it or not, concept cars are actually recognized for their looks and overall appeal. One such governing body that pays tribute to these vehicles is the Festival Automobile International, which recently named the Mazda RX-Vision the "Most Beautiful Concept Car
How soon exactly?
A certified head-turner at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, the Mazda RX-Vision Concept has a Kodo design-based look that easily reaps a million styling points. However, as with human attraction, the car's stronger charm is not its sexy
12 photos of the Mazda RX-Vision Concept
What was recently just a silhouette is now a concept car in the metal.Say hello to the Mazda RX-Vision Concept, the first vehicle to have its wraps taken off at the ongoing 44th Tokyo Motor Show. (See, you don't
Mazda's big surprise at Tokyo Motor Show
Before we had our first taste of authentic sushi in Japan on the night before the 44th Tokyo Motor Show, we had an appetizing, bite-size piece of juicy information from Mazda executives."Someday--in the not-too-distant future--that rotary
Is this the return of the iconic RX-7?
In the motoring world, there is a pantheon of revered and admired Japanese sports cars that cause excitement at the mere mention of their names. The Toyota Supra, the Honda NSX, the Nissan GT-R and the Mazda RX-7 all occupy
Another sad news
As the month of June wraps up this weekend, so too does Mazda's production of the RX-8 sports car--as we previously reported in April--and its rotary engine, 45 years after the Japanese carmaker began mass-producing the innovative
The return of the RX-something?
It seems Mazda isn't finished with the rotary engine as WardsAuto.com has reported that the Japanese carmaker "may be on the verge of a major rotary breakthrough."Citing Mitsuo Hitomi, general manager of the brand's powertrain development, WardsAuto.com
Goodbye Wankel engine?
Mazda has ceased to produce the rotary-engined RX-8 sports car, blaming the model's plummeting sales and the stringent global emissions standards for its demise.According to AutoNews.com, Mazda stopped producing the RX-8 in July and the Japanese
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