By Colin Bird on Tue Jul 12 01:45:00 GMT-06:00 2011
The Mazda RX-8 is an unusual player in the sports-car field. The car sports a high-revving rotary engine, a rarity for the U.S. Besides the exotic under-the-hood technology, this low slung sports car makes a good attempt at accommodating rear passengers and cargo. Unfortunately, many might not like the rotary powertrain’s characteristics or its fuel economy, says Cars.com editor Mike Hanley.