2019 Mazda RX-9 Shows What Trust Issues Look Like

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We have already heard a great deal about the 2019 Mazda RX-9 but still there are some things that we don’t know and one of these is whether it is going to offer up the rotary engine or not. We keep anticipating the return of it but then the car maker goes ahead and tells us that this is something that isn’t going to happen.

Mazda put in for a patent for a new turbocharged rotary engine last year and it was looking as though they have made a big leap on the development of the Mazda RX-9. They then said that no work was being done to transform the RX-Vision into a production sports car.

Now two patents have come out from Mazda and both involve rotary designs. Of course this isn’t to say that they have anything at all to do with the Mazda RX-9. One of the patents describes a range extended EV, similar to that found in the BMW i3 and the Mazda 2 range extended EV that was seen some years ago.

The other patent tells of a start and stop system for rotary engines that will close off the engine when it doesn’t need power. The same design makes use of a spark plug to clear out excess emissions when the fuel has been cut off.

While all of this does sound very promising, more so as Mazda is well-known for its fuel efficiency, you do have to note that they do tend to err on the side of caution and this means that they might not have total commit to any of the ideas or implement them.