Japan has a car dealership that only shows rotary carsNovember 1, 2020
It turns out that in Japan there is an ongoing exhibition of cars that are equipped exclusively with rotary engines. Thanks to the Youtube blogger, we had the opportunity to get acquainted with these unique machines.
Thanks to Youtube blogger noriyaro, we were able to visit one of the most interesting car shows in the world. For your car to be shown at this event, it must meet only one criterion: there must be a rotary engine under the hood. The enthusiasm for rotary engines is alive and well in Japan, although modern car manufacturers have abandoned this unique engine design.
The rotary engine has a fairly rich history that began for Mazda in the late 1960s when the company introduced the Cosmo in 1967.
The Cosmo was one of the first production cars to be powered by a twin-rotor Wankel engine and ushered in a new era in motorsport. The design of the Wankel rotary engine has been of limited use by other manufacturers.
Over time, Mazda introduced legendary sports cars such as the RX-3, RX-7 and finally the RX-8 (pictured), which is Mazda’s latest rotary-engine sports car. Mazda even won the Le Mans 24 Hours endurance race in 1991 with the legendary rotary 787B. The race organizers were so impressed with the performance of the 787B that they banned non-piston engines from this series after 1991.
Today’s enthusiasm for the rotary engine is alive and well, in particular at this auto show, which takes place in Japan on an ongoing basis. Rotary engines are known for their ability to quickly pick up speed and reach the “red line”.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote about whether the future Mazda RX-9 will receive a rotary engine. A Japanese sports car is bound to be unveiled in the near future, but it is unlikely to receive the legendary rotary engine.
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