What is this Mazda RX-8 doing at the Nurburgring?October 9, 2019
Are Japanese brand engineers developing a new generation of rotary engine? Or can we soon see a completely new version of the iconic sports coupe? In this article we will try to answer these questions.
Yes, this is not the first time we see a prototype of the Japanese sports coupe Mazda RX-8 on the Nurburgring race track. We are surprised to see that the Japanese manufacturer again returned to the legendary track with the same car that he had already tested three times, and this is the main question – what does Mazda do with the iconic RX-8, which has not been produced for a long time?
There are several possible options, and one of them, which we want to believe in most of all, concerns the development of a new rotary engine. Patent images, which were published earlier in 2019, show that Mazda is probably working on a new rotary engine, however, in the prototype seen this time, it does not hint that it uses a new mechanical “heart”.
Yes, in front of the car there is camouflage, but, probably, it is only needed so that everyone puzzles, thinking about the new version of the sports car.
Given that we have an old version of a sports car, there is another option, and it seems more likely. Did you notice the “L” on the rear window? This means that the car is driven by a new test driver who is currently being trained – and this theory makes much more sense to us. As a note, there were no “L” badges on previously seen prototypes of the machine.
The most daring assumptions suggest that Mazda is working on a new rotary sports car, which will be released in 2021. However, given the latest official information that the new version of the rotary engine will be used in a future hybrid power unit, this version can be noted.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that the updated Mazda CX-4 coupe-shaped cross was shown in official photos. The appearance of the updated modification of the Mazda CX-4 cross-coupe ceased to be a secret in late summer, when the Chinese Ministry of Industry published a photo of the new item. Now, the first official cross-coupe images have hit the Web.
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