Rotary engines: for years, it has been prophesied that they will return to deliver salvation to the faithful. One day, it is said, they will be back. Any day now. For real! And we totally believe it. The latest round of rumors out of Japan promise us a new 450 horsepower Mazda rotary coupe by 2019.
Last night, Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai abruptly shut down any notion that his company was currently working on a sports car larger than the existing Miata. This may in fact be the last word on the subject. Surprised? You should not be.
Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai put the kibosh on any sort of rotary sports car, hybrid-rotary sports car, or basically any sports car larger than the Miata in an interview, so, you know, that sucks.
A prototype of a new rotary-powered Mazda ‘RX-9' has been approved by the company’s board of directors to hit dealerships in 2020, according to a report by Motoring. That’d be an awesome way for Mazda to celebrate 100 years of Zoom-Zoom, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
If there's one rumor you should never believe until you see proof it's the one about a mid-engined Corvette. If there are two rumors you shouldn't believe it's about the Mazda RX-7's return. With that said, new images and information have us thinking an RX-7 and an RX-9 are a possibility. At least we want to believe…
The illustrator's over at Winding Road have been having fun with a possible future RX-9 based on previous concepts such as the Mazda Nagare. Their guesstimation picks up some of the Nagare aft of the A-pillar, with a modernization of lines from the current generation RX-8 and last generation RX-7 in the rear. As for…