2019 Mazda RX-9: All Hail the Rotary! Assuming it happens, this car could be a serious disruptor.

What It Is: The revival of Mazda’s Wankel-powered sports car, which refuses to die without a fight. It stole the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in concept form as the RX-Vision, seen here. Why It Matters: The rotary engine is a cornerstone in the house of Mazda. Also, the MX-5 Miatacould use a teammate to…

REPORT: MAZDA NEEDS “BREAKTHROUGH” BEFORE IT CAN OFFER ROTARY ENGINE

Although it was well-received, the Mazda RX-Vision sports car concept that debuted at the 2015 Tokyo motor show hasn’t been green-lit for production, Automotive Newsreports. A team of 50 Mazda engineers have worked tirelessly for the past eight years to find the breakthrough needed to overcome the inherent shortcomings of…