Mazda doing a less dirty Wankel...but not for us

Mark Nichol

Mazda's Japanese PR Twitter account has confirmed that the company is working on the next generation of rotary Wankel engines.

With the death of the RX-8 it was assumed that Mazda would finally concede defeat on the rotary engine too; Mazda is the only mainstream manufacturer to have persisted in utilising the awkward, oil-hungry engine configuration.