We’ve heard rumours of hybrid systems with small Rotary motors to be used as range extenders, and we’ve heard that it could be solely powered by a new, more efficient Rotary. Now, unfortunately, it looks like the cat is out the bag: The RX-9 isn’t going to have a Rotary at all.
Does RX-9 have rotary?
Mazda discontinued the RX-8 sports car in back 2012, and enthusiasts have been waiting for the brand’s iconic rotary engine to make a comeback ever since. Now, Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto has confirmed reports the rotary engine will return to the Mazda lineup, though not in a super high-revving RX-9.
Does the RX3 have a rotary engine?
The RX3 was simply Mazda’s lower mid-range saloon and coupe, fitted with a 100 bhp (or in some markets, a 120 bhp) super-smooth twin-rotary Wankel engine.
Is Mazda making a RX-9?
The Mazda RX-VISION rotary sports car concept introduces the next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine and Mazda’s vision of the ultimate in front-engine, rear-wheel-drive sports car styling. Making its world premiere in Tokyo, the RX-VISION represents a vision of the future that harbors the soul of the Mazda brand.
Why was the RX-7 discontinued?
Unfortunately, the RX-7 was discontinued in most of Europe by 1996 due to emissions regulations, although Mazda continued to produce cars for some markets, eventually boosting power output on later Japan-only models to as high as 280PS. The year 2002 marked the end of one of the most exceptional sports cars in history.
How long can a rotary engine last?
Just like any other engine, taking the time to care for it properly will make it last longer than usual, however, that could mean 80,000 miles or less.
Why did the RX-8 fail?
The problem is that there are so many different ways for an engine to fail: Excessive carbon buildup accelerates seal wear, causing compression loss (particularly a problem in automatic RX-8s) Excessive carbon buildup unseats the seals, causing compression loss (particularly a problem in automatic RX-8s)
Will there be a rx9?
Now, unfortunately, it looks like the cat is out the bag: The RX-9 isn’t going to have a Rotary at all. Sales of the RX-8 were poor and with its production ending in 2012, Mazda turned its head to efficient cars for non-enthusiasts.
How much horsepower can a rotary engine handle?
Max HP: 750. Max HP Turbo: 1500. Max RPM 3600: 3600.