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Mazda to Produce 4 Rotor 26C RENESIS for Next RX-7 - April Fools
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Saturday, April 1, 2006 - 1:18pm

Normally, the Hong Kong Autoshow is all about small cars for the Chinese and other Asian markets. But at this year's, Mazda stunned everyone with the announcement of the return of the RX-7. Jaws dropped on the show floor when the hood was opened. A brand new 4-Rotor Multi-Side-Port RENESIS 2.6L will power the beast. That was the good news, the bad news is it will only be available in Japan and China, since smog restrictions are much less in those countries.

Mazda Head Engineer Apru Furu said "this car has been a long time coming. We won LeMans with the 4 Rotor engine, and we decided it was about time the driving public got a chance to enjoy its smooth power."

Mazda has only released the photo of the motor at this time, and since it was an absolute surprise to us at, we did not plan on attending the Greater Hong Kong Motor Car Show. We have open calls into Mazda at this time for press photos, but since it is a Saturday and April 1st, don't expect any photos of a new RX-7 for a while.

Yes, this was an april fools joke... Check back for more real news later!!

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thanks for playing along
April 1, 2006 - 8:52pm
I thought Dan had made it a little bit to obvious with things like:

Head Engineer "Apru Furu" use your best Japanese accent... and the allution to today being "Saturday & April 1st"

Hope there are no hard feelings as some of our best readers fell to our annual April fools day treat. I give it to Dan, for a job well done!

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nice job :-)
April 1, 2006 - 6:37pm
I got as far as looking at the full size image and complaining to my wife about it not being fair... Then I noticed the date. LOL
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April 1, 2006 - 2:30pm
Well, it's official. Those Chinese and Japanese RX-7's will be worth more for their engine than for the car itself. How many American shade-tree racers will give their first born to put a 4 rotor in their car? I know I would! And you know what, I'd be willing to put up w/ 4 cats on the car in exchange for a 4 rotor. I can always take those off ;-)

Collin Webster
89 Turbo II
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Cruelty to humans
April 1, 2006 - 5:09pm
Oh man, for just a second there I was going for it. Nice. Cruel, but....
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April 1, 2006 - 5:50pm
Yea, as I thought about it today, and realized what day it was (Google Romance helped bring me to my senses), and I know now I've been suckered! Nice one guys!

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