Although impending new rotary engine-powered Mazda Motor Corp. vehicles will be the flagships for the rotary engine community, they are not alone in the rebirth of interest in this segment of engine technology. Mazda is the leading worldwide developer and producer of Wankel-type rotary engines — and its new rotary sports car, sources say, will be named RX8. That car, and a rotary powered sports sedan to follow, can be expected to focus new attention on unconventional internal combustion ...

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