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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-12-2010, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Saw this today and thought it was cool

Here is a link to info on unusual engines.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...1911._photo_11

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Thanks for sharing.

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About Wankel rotary engine, Norton's 588 cc twin rotor makes 170 HP at 11500 rpm. They are currently developing a 700 cc version:



Mazda's 787B had a 2612 cc 4 rotor Wankel engine producing 700 hp at 9000 rpm, and able to put out over 900 hp at 10500 rpm:

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Wow, I had to look up that Mazda.
It won 1991. Le Mans race but was outlawed by FIA the same year because of that engine.
I wonder if that didn't happen would the rotary engine be more popular and used today.
According to Wiki, disadvantages are fuel consumption and engine life and that it appears more functional in 2D drawing then in practice.
Still impressive.
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Mazda's RX8 with Wankel powered 232 hp 1.3 liter twin rotor turbo is still available, and has reasonable fuel efficiency for its performance...

http://www.mazda.ca/root.asp?path=eng-veh-rx8----

http://www.mazda.ca/root.asp?path=en...-home-40th_np-
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