new mazda rx vision rotary A time to rejoice then, that there’s still room for freedom of expression in an increasingly homogenised car industry. The RX-Vision is a two-door, two-seater sports coupe that previews a successor to the RX-8 – and will bring back the RX-7 name for the fourth time in Mazda’s history. If it can overcome the financial and technical hurdles to actually make it to the showroom, that is. “Will it be called RX-9? Well, all previous RX-7s have been two or 2+2 seaters and the RX-8 was a four-seater, so what would that make RX-9? A six-seater? This concept is a two-seater so you can imagine which number fits best,” Kiyoshi Fujiwara, Mazda’s head of R&D told us at the Tokyo show. The RX family’s front-engine, rear-wheel drive formula is untinkered with, but what’s under the hood is box fresh. It’s a “next generation” rotary engine christened SKYACTIV-R that Mazda says addresses the three perennial stumbling blocks for Wankel engines: economy, emissions and reliability.

Meeting the RX Vision

  Today we get to see the next chapter in Mazda’s love affair with the rotary engine: it’s called the RX-Vision, revealed today at the Tokyo Motor Show. A time to rejoice then, that there’s still room for freedom of expression in an increasingly homogenised car industry. The RX-Vision is a two-door, two-seater sports coupe that…

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Mazda keeping rotary fans on ice

Mazda’s new chairman has provided the strongest hint yet that a rear-wheel drive rotary-powered sports car will once again grace its showrooms. Speaking to Australian journalists in Hiroshima, Seita Kanai would not rule out the development of a second model based on a version of the new rear-drive platform that will underpin next year’s fourth-generation…

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Mazda Rotary Engine PickUp R.E.P.U

Rotary Pickup The Rotary Pickup (REPU) was the world’s first and only Wankel engined pickup truck. It was sold from 1974 to 1977 and appears to have been available only in the United States and Canada. The Rotary Engined Pickup (REPU) had a four-port 1.3L 13B 4-barrel carbureted engine, flared fenders, battery mounted under the…

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