Mazda Still Insists It Can Bring Back The Rotary Sports Car, Is Dedicating A Team Of Engineers To Do It

Mazda Iconic SP Concept
Mazda Iconic SP Concept

It’s been more than a decade since the last Mazda RX-8 rolled off the production line. The RX-8 didn’t make a massive amount of power, but it sure could corner, and most importantly, it had a rotary engine. Since then, rumor after rumor has continued to pop up, tricking us into thinking that maybe, just maybe, Mazda was going to finally give us the long-awaited but never confirmed RX-9. And yet, it has never happened. Don’t worry, though, this time it’s definitely real.

Mazda CEO Katsuhiro Moro announced at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon that the Japanese automaker is forming a team of engineers dedicated to rotary engine development, Motor1 reports. As part of a speech that focused on the recently revealed Iconic SP concept, Moro said:

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We’ve reached out to Mazda for more comment but haven’t heard back. We’ll update this post as soon as it responds.

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