MONTEREY, CA – Mazda Motor Corp.’s RX-8 platform will help revive the RX-7 nameplate and likely spawn the next-generation Miata, Ward’s learns. All-new Mazda RX-8 platform to be foundation for all future Mazda sports cars. Mazda sources here all but admit the 4-seat, rotary-engine RX-8 soon will have a sister – a 2-door, 2-seat sports coupe that essentially is the next-generation RX-7, the last Mazda to use the rotary engine. Although excised from Mazda’s U.S. lineup in 1995, ...

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