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Mazda executive suggests a hybrid rotary engine is in the works

At long last, the Wankel rotary engine is back. Mazda, a company that until a few years ago was synonymous with Wankel engines, has developed a hybrid rotary drivetrain that can meet even the most stringent fuel efficiency requirements. That’s according to Ichiro Hirose, the automaker’s head of global development, which told Australia’s Drive that the drivetrain could appear in a wide range of vehicle types.


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This isn’t really new news. And I guess I’m happy they’re still developing the engine…even if it is miniaturized. But for those of us who have enjoyed “the real thing”, having one secondary to an electric motor is like kissing your sister.

Next time you feature the beloved Rotary/Wankel engine, how about cleaning up the parts you show?