Everyone's favourite spinning triangle is coming back! Sorta. Mazda seems intent on bringing back the compact and powerful engine for possible use as a range extender for an EV or hybrid vehicle, Automotive News reports.
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With the slow but eventual death of Mazda's RX-8 in 2012, the Wankel rotary engine fell out of use in road-going production cars. Despite its incredibly simple design -- with just three moving parts -- it had developed a reputation for being unreliable, oil-burning and fuel-hungry. But a new report out of Japan suggests the rotary, loved by enthusiasts for its distinctive brap-brap sound and driveability, might make a return -- in a new Mazda RX-9 at the beginning of the next decade.