Is the Mazda RX-8 rotary engine no longer so good?

Is the Mazda RX-8 rotary engine no longer so good?

December 27, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Enthusiasts decided to check out the Japanese sports coupe Mazda RX-8 on the dyno. The machine, which is not far away, was purchased for $ 822. The power loss was 50 hp

In my understanding, the Mazda RX-8 with its rotary-piston engine is almost the benchmark of a sports car and I don’t want to start thinking differently! Would I wish this is a miracle of Japanese engineering? Of course!! Damn I pulled this video …

So, a couple of minutes ago, on the YouTube channel Car Throttle – a team of foreign automotive enthusiasts, a video appeared on which the guys decided to test the car at the dyno

I hasten to note that the Japanese coupe Mazda RX-8 was produced until 2012 and now this car can only be bought at car flea markets. Specifically, this copy of the car, worth 822 dollars. Perhaps you can not say that for the price he is hardly in decent condition.

I must say that despite such a low price, this RX-8 drives quite well, moreover, the car looks quite decent. Under its hood is a 1.3-liter rotary-piston engine with a capacity of 238 horsepower. Of course, when this motor was new, it could produce all 100% of its declared capacity.

To obtain the average value of the current engine power, the guys conducted three measurements – the result is that the power is equal to 162.9 hp Used dynostand automatically calculates the loss in the transmission, so the number on the screen does not reflect the power transmitted to the wheels, but the power on the flywheel. The power loss was 50 hp