Mazda has announced that there will be not be another model year of the RX-8, the rotary-engine sports car that succeeded the RX-7. A number of factors, including falling sales, contributed to the model’s demise, and a successor is not on the horizon. Mazda drops rotary engine sports car The Mazda Motor Corporation has announced Read on! →

Mazda has long been known for making cars with rotary engines, the latest being the RX-8 sports car. Mazda is discontinuing the RX-8, but a special edition trim, called the Sprint R, is getting an expanded run, giving the car a brief stay of execution. The spin zone For many years, Mazda has been putting Read on! →

For many years, Mazda was the sole automaker producing a rotary engine, a type of motor normally employed in airplanes. The company was practically defined by it, but the last Mazda rotary engine has rolled off the assembly line for the time being. Out of rotation Mazda has long been known for using the Wankel Read on! →

Robert Davis, senior vice president of Mazda U.S. operations, met with Car and Driver recently to discuss the Japanese automaker’s future research and development plans for its trademark rotary engines. He also talked about the phasing-out of V6 engines, among other topics. Synonymous with rotary engines Davis made it clear that the rotary engine is Read on! →