mazda use the rotary engine as Range extender in MX-30. Enthusiasts who would rather see it under the coupe’s long hood weren’t entirely out of luck, but the Japanese firm clarified that the Wankel-powered sports car Not in the card.
“The Rotary Club is our hallmark. The dream of a Mazda engineer is to own a sports car [a] rotate. Now is not that time,” Explanation Yoshiaki Noguchi, Assistant Manager of Mazda’s Powertrain Development Department, was interviewed by a British magazine car.
It doesn’t sound like the engineering team’s dream will come true anytime soon.Noguchi clarified that Mazda’s current priority is electrification of core members of its range over the next few years — it’s investing in electric and hybrid technology.Once complete, company executives will reconsider launching a long-awaited successor Rotary Power RX-8 That Discontinued in 2012.
While it’s not a “fucking yes,” it’s not a “fucking no,” and it marks an important shift in Mazda’s thinking—remember, former Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai exclude A bigger coupe than the 2016 Miata. However, without a strong commitment to the sports car segment, it’s hard to predict exactly what the reborn Wankel-powered coupe will look like. RX-Vision concept (pictured) was gorgeous in 2015, and it Appears in 2021 patent applicationbut it’s approaching its 10th birthday, and it’s unlikely to make it to production as-is.
Another point that remains unresolved is the type of fuel used by the hypothetical rotary-powered sports car.Petrol immediately comes to mind, but unconfirmed reports of 2021 release claim Mazda engineers are developing a hydrogen combustion rotary engine.
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