That may lead a Mazda RX visiting alien to conclude an awesome victory for the standard reciprocating-piston engine Mazda discover RX Vision notion.
however Masamichi Kogai, Mazda’s president and chief govt says it’s unfinished enterprise so far as his firm is anxious.
“We have had 50 years of the rotary engine,” he stated. “It hasn’t been a simple path, however it is going to come again sooner or later.”
First up on the Japanese motor present is not a simple gig, however within the RX Imaginative and prescient, Mazda had a crowd pleaser in retailer. Even when it did not quantity to far more than a reaffirmation of its religion within the Wankel rotary engine, that’s, over which it has toiled with partial success for the final half century, solely binning the final manufacturing rotary-engined RX-eight mannequin a number of years in the past.
In fact, Wankel engines are infamous for his or her thirst, untimely put on and oil contamination of exhaust emissions; some counsel they’re issues so inherent that the engine ought to by no means be used once more. However Kogai was having none of it.
“There are nonetheless many points to confront,” he mentioned, “however we proceed to develop the engine. Maintain your eyes on Mazda.”
To show his level, he pulled the wraps off the RX-Imaginative and prescient – a really good-looking two-door, two-seat coupe, with a excessive door line, a pleasant nod to the good British aerodynamicist Frank Costin within the elongated nostril and glossy and sharp mein.
A bit longer and wider than Jaguar’s F-sort coupe, the RX-Imaginative and prescient is far decrease because of its tiny rotary engine. These vehicles are pretty easy to do in design phrases, however tough to get proper and the RX-Imaginative and prescient seems proper on the cash in that respect.