On the pages of the American edition of motor1 appeared fresh spy shots of tests of the new Mazda RX-9, equipped with a rotary engine. It is noteworthy that the long-awaited Japanese novelty is tested in the body from the familiar Mazda RX-8, but has the additional elements of the front fascia.
Judging by the fresh spy photos, the engineers of the Japanese company Mazda brought not the first phase of road tests of the new sports sedan Mazda RX-9. New product being tested on the German race track nürburgring and has virtually no camouflage, as long as we are talking exclusively about the test mule spotted, a prototype is a familiar sedan Mazda RX-8 under the hood which is located a rotary engine working on the Wankel cycle.
You can see that at the moment, engineers face the task of developing a cooling system for Mazda RX-9, because the test model has massive air intakes on the front of the body. It is obvious that the new engine emits large amounts of heat.
It is worth mentioning that a new rotary engine for Mazda RX-9 will be called the Skyactiv-R, and a recent patent image suggests that the power plant will receive the latest formula and increase power and fuel efficiency. It is expected that the output of the motor is not less than 400 horsepower, and the premiere of the Mazda RX-9 will be no earlier than 2020.