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Old 11th February 2006, 07:27   #1
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Default New first ever limited Edition Rx-8 for UK

http://www.carpages.co.uk/mazda/mazd...echo=805053310

Only 500 to be made with 400 in red and 100 in blue.

231hp from that tiny wankel

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Sweet .. Now anyone willing to sponser me one of these ???
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wankel engines are best.
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Sweet .. Now anyone willing to sponser me one of these ???

yeah right.... and pigs will start to fly..
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I wonder why only mazda has wankel in one car only.

What I have read is BMW tried to use wankels but didnt meet with success. mazda bought the half developed engine technology and developed the wonderful Rx-7.
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RX-7 was a greater success than the RX-8...
it had a more power, built on a race car chassis it was a world class touring car..
i hate the fact that a RX8 succeeding a revolutionary sportscar has 4 doors ...it looks like a turtle from the side ...
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I have seen the rx-8 inside out. I wouldnt say the same thing. the rear doors are just functional at best.

According to me its a worthy successor to the rx-7
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just makes me wonder why the other car companies havent capitalized on the wankel engines.they r technologically more efficient,utilise less space.
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just makes me wonder why the other car companies havent capitalized on the wankel engines.they r technologically more efficient,utilise less space.
Because its patented by Mazda.
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Wankel patents have expired. The engine has problems with hi fuel/oil consumption and wearing out of oil seals which necessitated engine rebuilds every 40K at least in the RX-7.
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Wankel patents have expired. The engine has problems with hi fuel/oil consumption and wearing out of oil seals which necessitated engine rebuilds every 40K at least in the RX-7.
Is this true? I just know that BMW Sold the Wankel engine technology for very cheap in those days and since Mazda has made bucks outta the machine like crazy.

I dont know of any other manufacturer using the same technology yet.
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