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RX-Evolv

RX-Evolv

RX-Evolv

MAZDA RX-EVOLV CONCEPT TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

May 13, 2012
7:51pm

History

An integral part of Mazda's revolutionary engineering heritage has been the company's nearly 40 years of experience with the rotary engine. Mazda is the only automobile manufacturer in the world that offers a pure rotational internal combustion engine. Mazda's rotary engine heritage includes the first rotary-powered car, the 1967 Cosmo 110 Sport, the original RX-7 sports car (1979), and the only Japanese sports car to have won the renowned 24 Hours of LeMans endurance race, the Mazda 787B (1991).

Mazda aims to stand conventional sports car thinking on its ear with RX-EVOLV concept car, a rotary-powered, four-door, four-seat true sports car that promises to be the next big thing in sports cars. The "RENESIS" rotary engine in the RX-EVOLV represents the potential that Mazda believes lies within this unique powerplant. The "RENESIS" (Rotary Engine GENESIS) twin-rotor engine delivers a potent 280 horsepower, the highest output ever achieved by a normally aspirated rotary engine, and revs to an astounding 10,000 rpm.

The "RENESIS" rotary engine has been developed and refined from the multiple side-port experimental rotary engine which powered the RX-01 concept sports car unveiled at the 1995 Tokyo Motor Show.

Dimensions

Inches

Length

168.7

Width

69.3

Height

53.1

Wheelbase

107.1

Track

Front

58.7

Rear

59.1

Curb Weight

2755

Capacities

Weight Distribution, % f/r

50/50

Passenger Seating

4 Full-Size Adults

Suspension

Front

Double Wishbone

Rear

Double Wishbone

Tires and Wheels

Tires

Front

225/40ZR20 run flat

Rear

245/35ZR20 run flat

Wheels

4-spoke, 20-inch magnesium

Engine

Type

Water-cooled, serial, 2-rotor

Displacement (cc)

654 x 2

Output (SAE hp @ rpm)

280 @ 9,000

Torque (SAE ft-lbs @ rpm)

166 @ 8,000

Transmissions

Type

Rear-Wheel Drive

Transmission

6-speed with auto/manual shift

Steering and Brakes

Steering Type

Electronically-controlled, rack-and-pinion, motor-assisted power steering

Brakes

4-wheel ABS, Dynamic Stability Control, Active Cornering Brake (ACB) system

Front

19.0 inch ventilated disc, 6-piston caliper

Rear

19.0 inch ventilated disc, 4-piston caliper


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