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Old 10-17-2004, 01:00 PM   #1
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What does RX stand for (if anything)

Just a bit of curosity. What does the RX in RX-8 and Rx-7 stand for? I'd imagine that the R stands for rotary, but don't know for sure. It might not mean anything as far as I know, just wondering. Anyone here know?
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Rotary eXperiment, i think
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Rotary eXperiment, i think
That's what I've read before as well, but I'm not 100% sure.
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Rapidamente eXcellartionie?

No clue actually ...

How about "Really seXy car ..."
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Originally it meant Rotary Experimental. Then, it was just Rotary engine cars, and piston engine cars were MX - MX-3, MX-5, MX-6. Not sure why M, probably a Japanese word for piston.
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Old 10-17-2004, 03:20 PM   #7
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talk to jason hamilton about this...he has a whole damn story about it and how Rotary Experiment is not what it actually was meant to mean...that is a myth or something
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i always thought it was "rotary experimental"
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Old 10-17-2004, 03:59 PM   #9
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Yeah, I thought it was Rotary eXperiment.
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HAMILTON where are you! I'm to lazy to search for your million posts on this
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Old 10-17-2004, 05:53 PM   #11
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https://www.rx8club.com/showthread.p...xperiment+myth

Thanks truemagellen. I did a search for rotary, experiment and myth. I got this thread, and the one you are probably talking about. Maybe someone can chime in, but after reading this I can't say that i'm sold on Rotary Experiment OR Rotary Export. I lean more towards experiment, as I believe they do call the RX-'s by that name in Japan as well.
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Old 10-17-2004, 06:18 PM   #12
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It stands for a prescription drug. RX. It gives us that medicine for our sickness for high speeds. :D :D
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Old 10-17-2004, 06:27 PM   #13
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the RX name first showed up in the RX-500 showcar in the '60s, thus orginially it should've meant rotary experimental. marketing picked it up from there and all export rotarys were called RX's until RX-7, when jdm RX-7's were named the Savannah RX-7
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rx= really xxx....yea
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I thoutht that I remember reading that it was: Rotary eXport.
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I thoutht that I remember reading that it was: Rotary eXport.
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let the debate begin

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It's rotary export. Just search on those two words and you should find plenty of previous disucssions about the topic.

btw, truemagellen, I'm in NJ right now and have been busy with other stuff, thus my absence on the boards.
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It's rotary export. Just search on those two words and you should find plenty of previous disucssions about the topic.

btw, truemagellen, I'm in NJ right now and have been busy with other stuff, thus my absence on the boards.
a ha! I actually knew that you were on vacation but I forgot

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After seeing some of the attempts in the Multimedia section, I think RX may stand for:


Ricer eXperiments
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as has been said previously, 20 years later and hundreds of thousands of cars made, it isn't an experiment. you don't produce a car when it's an expiriment.
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r = rotary, m = mazda. just a grouping of letters. like the sportbikes, R1, R6, gsx-r, zx-10.

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What does the RX in RX-8 and Rx-7 stand for?
Rx=Remedy. A cure for the blahs.
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Like the Spark Plug 1.3L. How did you do that?
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