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Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE to be Showcased at Le Mans
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 4:54pm

May 31, 2010 - Mazda announced that it will return to this year’s 24 Hour of Le Mans race with a revolutionary rotary engine vehicle, the RX-8 Hydrogen RE sports coupe. The company, which won the 24h Le Mans Race in 1991 with the first and only rotary engine race car, will introduce the RX-8 Hydrogen RE sports coupe as a demonstration vehicle in the “Le Mans vers le future” (Le Mans into the Future) event.

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GM May Use Rotary Engine For Second Gen Chevrolet Volt
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 4:50pm


SANTA MONICA, California — Chevrolet's 2011 Volt hasn't even made it to the dealer showroom yet and GM's engineering team is already working on cost-cutting solutions for the second-generation Chevy Volt.

"Right now, the propulsion system is too expensive, even with using an existing engine," GM's new vice president of global vehicle engineering, Karl Stracke, told Inside Line today. But Stracke confirmed that future Volt powertrains are already being tested, including several different range-extending engines, possibly even a rotary.

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BMI Racing would like your support for the next round of Formula Drift
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Monday, May 24, 2010 - 10:04pmGeneral Discussion

Our friends at BMI, who are racing a 4-Rotor RX-8, need your help! See the message below from their team:

We have been presented with many tough struggles this season, but we have kept fighting each challenge that is presented to us. This has led us to being short on the budget for next round - Formula Drift Round 3 New Jersey. This is pretty much Brian Wilkerson's home track, and in some ways similar to this:

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Mazda Receives Award for Hydrogen Rotary Engine Initiatives
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 5:28pm

Hiroshima, May 19, 2010 -- Mazda Motor Corporation is pleased to announce that on May 18, 2010 it received the IAHE Sir William Grove Award from the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) at a presentation ceremony in Essen, Germany.

The IAHE is an international organization that promotes academic and technological advancements in the field of hydrogen energy. Every two years, the IAHE presents five awards to researchers or organizations that have made significant contributions in areas related to hydrogen energy. The awards are presented during the World Hydrogen Energy Conference (WHEC), the world's largest international conference on hydrogen energy, which the IAHE hosts.

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SevenStock XIII is Officially a GO!
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 8:46pm

Attention ALL Rotary Fanatics and Enthusiasts!

The SoCalRX Club is announcing that SevenStockXIII is officially a go and will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010! This year we celebrate the future of the Rotary Engine!

The SoCalRX Club, along with Mazda USA will again host the BIGGEST ROTARY SHOW in the World! Come on out and join the legions of Rotary Enthusiasts on this special day of Rotary celebration on the grounds of Mazda Corporate Headquarters in Irvine, CA. Vendors and RE enthusiast from around the globe, including Japan, Australia, and Europe attend our little BBQ every year, and this year will be no exception.

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SpeedSource RX-8 Captures Second at VIRginia International Raceway
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:14pm

April 29, 2010 - Round 4 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 took place in the beautiful track-resort at Virginia International Raceway. The SpeedSource team rolled into the facility determined to continue their recent success despite the recent competition adjustments thrown at them by GRAND-AM. Regardless, the driver duo of Emil Assentato and Jeff Segal captured the fourth straight SpeedSource podium of the season finishing 2nd in the #69 FXDD Mazda RX-8.

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Confirmed MY-2011 RX-8 will be the last
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 11:03am has confirmed the MY-2011 (Model Year 2011) RX-8 will be the last. What this means is there will be another gap when Mazda will have no Rotary Powered car in the US market.

There will be no Tokyo Autoshow this year for passenger cars, as 2010 is a commercial vehicle show., nor have we heard of a project car for the LA or Detroit autoshow. What this means is at the earliest, the RX-7 concept could be shown at the 2011 Tokyo Autoshow, in October 2011. Mazda still has to sort out issues with the 16x, so it could 2012-2013 at the earliest before the next Rotary Sports Car hits the streets.

The silver lining in the end of the RX-8 could mean a special edition, if the end of the RX-7 series, and different Mazda models are any guide. At the end of the 2nd generation RX-7, Mazda produced the Infini model with upgraded suspension, increased horsepower, special edition BBS wheels, a bumper kit, and a lightened body. With the end of the 3rd generation, Mazda produced the immortal "Spirit-R." At the end of other model lines, Mazda produced the Mazdaspeed MX-5 Miata at the end of the NB second generation Miata line. The end of the Protegé line, Mazda produced the Protegé MP3 and Mazdaspeed Protege with a turbocharged engine, Racing Beat suspension, and improvements all around. With all this history, we at RotaryNews hope and are pushing for a Mazdaspeed RX-8 to be released by Mazda, with a Factory Forced Induction RENESIS minimum, special body kit, and special lightened parts.

Tell us what you want to see from Mazda in the last RX-8 and beyond.

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Motor Trend reports Mazda to end RX-8 Sales in US after 2011
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:02pm

Motor Trend reports that Mazda will stop North America sales of the RX-8 after 2011. Mazda has yet to comment on the subject, Motor Trend's "well placed source" has confirmed it. is getting information from our own "well placed sources" on the subject, so stay tuned.

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Mazda RX-8 SP Turbo Crashes out of the Targa Tasmania Rally
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Monday, May 3, 2010 - 4:10pm

It was a bittersweet day for team Mazda Motorsport on leg three of Targa Tasmania with the RX-8 SP of Steve Glenney forced out of the event after colliding with a competitor who had unexpectedly stopped on the fifth stage of the day, Mt Roland.

The Nissan GT-R of Tasmanian David Ayers had stopped to offer assistance to fellow local Simon Froude whose Porsche had left the road due to an oil spill. The RX-8 SP of Glenney was travelling at a race-leading pace when faced with the stopped GT-R.

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Would you be interested in purchasing a book on the history and development of the General Motors two rotor engine (RC2-206).
Submitted by Berny Herrera on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 11:20pm

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Total votes: 30


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