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Mazda RX-9
Submitted by GT-C on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - 1:20pm

I'm not exactly what this is all about, but I ran across a story about a Mazda RX-9 suspiciously lacking a rotary.

http://www.autoblog.com/2006/04/26/mighty-morphin-tire-technology-on-mazda-rx-9/

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subject:
Rx-9
author:
date:
June 15, 2007 - 2:04pm
What i've read on the official sites is that it does come with a piston engine a 2.5liter v6 but it also comes with a updated 13b engine which you all should know is the rotory engine but it said the its a hybrid engine too but i'll have to read up on it to find out a little more about the hybrid part
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ugh blogs...
author:
date:
June 16, 2006 - 7:46pm
I would take anything you read on a blog with a whole bottle of salt.
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subject:
RX == Rotary Sports
author:
date:
June 7, 2006 - 11:07am
Mazda would never call a car with a piston engine and RX. It is like calling a sandwitch made with turkey a ham sandwitch...

RX stands for Rotary Sports. It always has, it always will.
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subject:
Dan,Spelling!!!!Sandwic
author:
date:
June 16, 2006 - 8:17am
Dan,

Spelling!!!!
Sandwich
and it is AN Rx not and Rx!
I believe RX actually stands for Rotary Export/Experimental
Naughty
Corner of the room for you.
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subject:
Speling
author:
date:
June 16, 2007 - 9:14pm
Listen,
Let's not wherry about speling or grammer. If we do
nobody is goin to respond too anythin on this wbsite.
Misteaks our welcome!
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subject:
Sandwitches
author:
date:
June 15, 2007 - 6:15pm
So, what DO I do with all these sandwitches I just made?

CW
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subject:
Rotary Experimental was made up in the US
author:
date:
June 16, 2006 - 9:18am
Starting in the 1970's, "X" in Japan refered to sporty things. A few years later cars with X in them were sporty. Mazda started it off early with the RX-2 then RX-3. So this meant they were Rotary Sporty versions of the Mazda piston cars (RX-2 = Rotary Sports version of 616)

Some other examples of Japanese naming sporty cars with an X are:

240Z/280Z became the 280ZX in the late 70's
Nissan also introduced the sporty 200SX in the early 80's
Honda introduced the CRX in the mid 80's which was rather sporty too

Trends in the last half of the 20th centrury often started in Japan, it can take 10+ years for those trends to become mainstream in the US. A perfect example of this is the current Drifting craze. Drifting was big in the JGTC racing series as early as the 1970's... it spread to street racing, and then to the US.
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