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Mazda making a comeback with a RX-8 successor?

By Faiming_low on 09 Dec 2017 in New model

Attached Image According to Carscoops, a Mazda RX-8 was spotted around the Nurburgring and sources online says it is powered by a new rotary engine.

Despite the suspicion that the mule is using the upcoming two-rotor turbo engine in the RX-8, it is still questionable Mazda will allow the wankel engine to be the main power source. This is because the company’s executives have said in the past that the specific technology will return only in the form of a range-extender generator for a electric powertrain.

That said, the RX-8 mule has been spotted being benchmarked with a Porsche Cayman and the new engine will be a 1.6-litre two-rotor unit with around 400bhp.

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Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Sdf4786k Dec 13 2017 06:19 AM

Lets hope they cater to the product issue like worn rotor and engine oil consumption as well as FC

Watwheels Dec 13 2017 10:59 PM

How is the twin rotor engine going to pass the latest emission test standard when it burns engine oil? Unless Mazda radically redesign the rotary engine.

Soran Dec 18 2017 03:38 AM

How is the twin rotor engine going to pass the latest emission test standard when it burns engine oil? Unless Mazda radically redesign the rotary engine.

As mentioned, it will be a range extender to a largely electric-hybrid setup

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