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The sensational looking Mazda Senku is a four-seat sports car with the first-ever rotary-engined hybrid powertrain, not to mention some of the longest sliding doors in the business.
The totally new, Mazda-designed, rotary hybrid system uses a new direct-injection, two-rotor engine, combined with a motor, a generator, and a battery. The battery's location between the engine and the firewall, combined with the compact rotary engine's front-midship layout, helps create 50/50 weight distribution and a low center of gravity. This hybrid system also features an idling-stop system to boost economy and emissions.
Hybrids: '06 Civic Hybrid Magnetic Pearl w/Navi (as of July 1, 2006)
Re: Mazda Senku Concept
I want one!
STOP terrorism - Drive a HYBRID
350 miles a week ------------ 2006 HCH II, Magnetic Pearl, w/NAVI (born on May 25, 2006)
350 miles a month ---------- 2003 Mazda Tribute ES-V6
350 miles a year (for now) - 1986 Mercedes 560SL