Hype Rumor: BMI Racing Mazda RX-8 4 Rotor To Go Turbo?

As you may have seen in the previous post the BMI Racing 4-Rotor RX-8 made an appearance at the 2011 Mazdaspeed Motorsports Pre-season lunch. From the looks of the car it was still in the midst of its pre-season build.  They did however have the hood off and as you can see it looks like the infamous 4-rotor engine has be refreshed with some new housings and keen eyes will notice the new intake manifold.  Gone are the glistening musical trumpet velocity stacks.  In its place is a unit that appears to be cast and equipped to possibly accept a surge tank-type unit.  Rumblings during the event suggested that a large Garrett unit will be fitted to the beast in an effort to make obscene amounts of power.  I wonder how a turbocharger will effect the trademark sound that BMI Racing gets out of their home built monster?

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