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Old 05-30-2017, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default Mazda Celebrates 50 Years of the Rotary Engine

Mazda and its rotary engine enthusiasts are locked in a will-they-won’t-they resurrect the legendary Wankel rotary engine. Mazda confirmed that no such engine is coming yet. In the meantime, Mazda is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the rotary engine, which first went on sale in Japan on May 30 in the 1967 Cosmo Sport. The...
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50 years?! I didn't know it had been around that long.
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The history is pretty interesting and goes back further. I'd argue it's the greatest engineering design idea for an engine that never actually panned quite as good as the promise. Still a cool engine. And Mazda might combine with an electric drivetrain for a hybrid, which in some ways would make more sense.
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