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I'll have to take my thread down, didn't realize you already posted this.
I don't know what to think about it. On one hand I'm excited to see that a rotary is making it's way back into the lineup, on the other hand I'm disappointed that it will be a "range extender" in an EV. That seems to indicate that it may be a "when the battery is about to die, the rotary engine comes on" scenario which is exactly what I wouldn't want.
I knew it was too much to hope for to get another manual transmission rotary sports car, but I'll wait to see the exact specs before I get ticked.
Hopefully they learned their lesson from the 8:
-more durable apex seals (yeah right)
Part of me wants to laugh as an "electric" vehicle paired with this engine will start devouring oil like its going out of style. Make sure you top up the oil level and the battery level or you will be double-screwed.
Time will tell.
2004 Mazda RX8
2014 Mazda 6
Jet Black Mica