The RX-8 is Mazda’s unfortunate lame duck, and possibly the last production car that will ever use a Wankel rotary engine. The problem with the RX-8 was always the RX-7. We know Mazda is capable of building something much faster, more exciting and considerably better looking, all while using a rotary engine. The RX-8 just never added up to what the enthusiasts wanted it to be. And since this is intended to be an enthusiasts’ car, it just never took off. Sales have been poor, and it seems that the RX-8 will soon be yanked off the shelves.