There have been so many clues that a new Rotary-powered sports car is on its way, but this might just be the cherry on top. An Rx-8, the latest Mazda sports car to be powered by a rotary, was withdrawn from the market back in 2012 with the look of embarrassment on its smiley face.
It’s not that it was a bad car, it was just that it didn’t work for long enough for us to realise just how good it was. But now, on the Nurburgring, a face-lifted model has been spotted with camo on its front bumper. Now, this is interesting, because it hasn’t been long since plans were revealed by Mazda that are surely linked to a new Rotary sports car.
A patent has been filed by Mazda which would suggest they’re working on a car with a small efficient Rotary. It could be that Mazda is testing this new powerplant in the RX8 mule, but we cannot confirm this. While some say this is a car for a development driver, surely they would use the new MX5 instead and not a car that will soon reach its 10th birthday.
Only time will tell, but we’re almost positive that we’ll be seeing a car with Rotary power in a press release soon.