Mazda Ends 45-Year Production Run of Rotary Engine

Mazda has officially built its last rotary engine on Friday, June 22, after 45 years. We knew this day was coming, but it's still not easy to say goodbye.

The reason behind this decision was a matter of the engine's cons outweighing its pros. The pros, that a true Mazda enthusiast will tell you, are extreme power and feather-inspired, light weight.

These days, heart-racing power and a super lightweight design aren't enough to keep a car popular. Not with the higher emissions standards in the market. Given the circumstances, Mazda decided that the engine's high costs, low fuel economy and high oil consumption are not worth bringing to the production line anymore.

The rotary engine may have taken off line, Mazda has great intention of evolving the technology into something of a contemporary novelty. Specifically, they're hoping to eventually use it as a range-extender for plug-in hybrids.

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