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2012 Mazda RX-9 To Be Powered By Hydrogen/Petrol Hybrid

mazda_taiki_concept_car_image001Always taking the non-conventional route, Mazda has once again proven that there are different means of powering a vehicle just as it did with its legendary rotary engine. Word has it that the next incarnation of the RX series, the RX-9 will be powered by a hydrogen engine.

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In an effort to lay to rest the rotary’s reputation as a fuel guzzler, Mazda will introduce a green rotary engine that runs on both hydrogen and petrol. Mazda’s test vehicle dubbed the RX-8 Hydrogen RE or more recently known as the Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid has been going through its development phases for more than two years now and has come to a point where it could just power future Mazda’s.

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The hydrogen/petrol engine will be mated to a hybrid system that converts energy from hydrogen combustion to electricity and uses that to power the engine. The car is expected to be rear wheel drive and will feature similar design to the Taiki Concept. Expected launch – 2012.

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    rajie
  • Aug 7, 2008
mazdaspeed for live
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    munky
  • Aug 7, 2008
for life, not live :P
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    pandaB
  • Aug 7, 2008
can that thing even steer or move...?
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    vincent
  • Aug 7, 2008
Looks very very alien.. Hate the rear wheels! Love the front ones! I love the Furai more than this.
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    jairo
  • Aug 7, 2008
go! go! Mazda!!!! always love mazda :)

the design....its a whoaaaa...especially the rims.uh.uh.
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    netmatrix
  • Aug 8, 2008
Why didn't they call it the TAIKO? hahaha. But according to Mazda the sculpted body has very low drag.
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