Rotary Engine Breakthrough?
The Wankel engine always held out a lot of promise, but never was able to
fully deliver on those promises. It was never very fuel efficient, and the
Exhaust temperatures were very high.
But now an independent car tech thinks he has stumbled onto what held that
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3 Rotor Rx-8 Single Turbo
Custom Mazda Rx-8 3 Rotor Single turbo.This is a street car with a/c,power
steering,bluetooth,ipod adapter,navigation.It is a daily driver and its
driven to car shows around central Texas area.
Pan Speed 450HP 3-rotor RX-8
The all-new Pan Speed RX-8 being parked in the Daikoku Futo warehouse. The
car will be driven at the 2012 WTAC in Eastern Creek by ex-Super GT driver
and BestMotoring & Hot Version presenter Naoki Hattori. The car develops
450 HP and weighs just over 1,100 kg.
Turbocharged Mazda RX-8, day at the dyno
Finally brought her in for Dyno tuning. I just wanted a
conservative tune that was safe across all RPM ranges. A few months later I
found out the fuel pump filter was clogged up. When the filter was changed,
the tune from this Dyno session ended up being way
too rich. So I think another 20 whp would be easy to get out of the car
without any other changes. BTW the greddy turbo doesn't flow enough air for the engine (this
turbo kit was designed for 6 psi Boost, and I'm running it almost twice
that). Assuming there is a 15-20% drivetrain loss on the rx-8, that puts me
at 312 - 326 hp with a very conservative tune with that clogged fuel pump.
Car is running with standard 93 gas. Visit rotaryinsider dot com for more