Mazda Rotary Engine Gives Bugatti Veyron Run for Money

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Racing enthusiasts are anxiously anticipating the release of Mazda’s new RX-2, featuring a revival of the Wankel rotary engine. The significance of the RX-2 signals more than the rebirth of an old technology – it marks a revolution in turbo engines. Even Ferrari doesn’t make a forced induction engine for its LaFerrari, and the Bugatti Veyron, with its quad-turbo engines, is simply unattainable for the masses. With the rotary engine, all turbochargers are laid out on one side, marking a new kind of quartet of blowing instruments. For international racing enthusiasts, this was first seen in the 1970’s, with the Mazda Capella Rotary (in Japan), the Mazda RX-2 in New Zealand, and the Mazda 616 in the U.S. Last December, a modified Mazda RX-7, with LS-swapped twin-turbo, raced the king of turbo supercars, the Bugatti Veyron. As if an early Christmas present to delight Mazda racing enthusiasts, the RX-7 smoked the $2.25 million Veyron. Check out the race here: So does the return of the rotary engine signal Mazda’s commitment to continue delighting its racing constituency? Look no further than its motto, “Driving Matters”. But the Japanese automaker is more than just a fun way to get from A to B. The company believes in community and philanthropy, too. During the Mazda Drive For Good event, through January 4th, every test drive earns one hour of Mazda-donated community service to a local charity. And every new Mazda purchased in the same timeframe will merit $150 donated to the charity of your choice. For more info, stop by CardinaleWay Mazda in Corona.





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