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Old 06-25-2012, 10:45 PM   #1
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Unhappy Mazda ending rotary [RX-8] production

The last Mazda using the rotary, which won fans with its ability to generate more power than traditional power plants of the same size, will roll off the assembly line this month at the company’s Hiroshima factory and headquarters.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...ells-cars.html
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Waiting for the RX7 with 1.6 and aluminum plates. Hopefully they'll reuse that production line for it.
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R.i.p. 13b. Hopefully the 1.6x will be able to revive the rotary and not kill itself under boost...
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Good riddance.
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The only good thing the Mazda rotary ever brought us was a good roller for an LS1 swap.... The FD.
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Yay!
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The only good thing the Mazda rotary ever brought us was a good roller for an LS1 swap.... The FD.
I'd sorta dig an RX-8 with an LS swap. Given their cheapness with good bodies and interiors, and good handling seems like a good market for a swap company (not Hinson).
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which won fans with its ability to generate more power than traditional power plants of the same size
If there is one thing I think of when I hear "rotary" it's power.
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So will Speed Source start racing MZR-R powered Miatas in GT? That would be awesome.
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Yay good night weaksauce engine

Mazda please get on the bus and make some cars with powr
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