Mazda RX-9 in the works

Latest on the rumormill is that the Mazda RX-9 is currently in the works.  The RX-9 would, of course, replace the current RX-8.  The plans include an updated twin-rotor Wankel engine, with a total displacement of 1.6 liters ( up from the current 1.3 liter design ).  The horsepower goal is 270 HP, while also cutting emissions and fuel consumption by 20%.  A lofty goal, if ever there was one.  Remember, rotary engines aren’t exactly efficient by design.

No pictures yet ( sorry! ), but it’s good to hear that Mazda isn’t going to let the RX-8 linger around too much longer.  RX-9 could be fun – but where’s my RX-7?

Published on February 13, 2009 in Mazda

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