DETROIT – Hoping to avoid tarnishing its reputation with its enthusiast customers, Mazda Motor Corp. is cutting the advertised horsepower figure for its crucial new rotary-engine-powered RX-8 sports car. A Mazda spokesman says the all-new, 4-door RX-8, powered by the company’s signature engine that uses trochoid-shaped rotors instead of conventional pistons, makes slightly less power than originally billed. The higher-power version of the rotary produces 238 hp rather than the 247 hp Mazda ...

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