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The rotary engine is well known in the automotive community, both for reliability issues and for being amazing. So is the rotary engine really one of the coolest engines ever or is it a poor design that should be left behind?
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Donut Media
Donut Media Il y a 12 jours
BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP What's your favorite Dorito flavor?
Danny Rocha
Danny Rocha Il y a jour
Rotary flavor no durrrrrr
Chance Macdonald
Chance Macdonald Il y a 2 jours
Sweet and spicy chilli fosho purple bag for life!!!
The Ice Champion
The Ice Champion Il y a 2 jours
13b 2 rotor 1971 fitted in an rx3
The Goat
The Goat Il y a 4 jours
A reuleux one
FreyjaTofu
FreyjaTofu Il y a 5 jours
RX7
Nostalgia Rookie
Nostalgia Rookie Il y a 9 heures
Dorito magic Work
Edgar Santiago _
Edgar Santiago _ Il y a 12 heures
7 Gang Rise
Fiskn
Fiskn Il y a 16 heures
Rotary powered car wins Le Mans: Everyone: suprised pikachu face
Timelostproto
Timelostproto Il y a 16 heures
own a bridgeported, single turbo'd FD that I daily to work. and lemme tell ya driving the thing is my favourite part to any day. they're fairly easy to work on because of the small engine size and its so rewarding! oh and who can forget POP UP HEADLIGHTS :D
Francis Rodriguez
Francis Rodriguez Il y a jour
"Municipal waste is gone a fuck you up "
doctorjules187
doctorjules187 Il y a 2 jours
MUNICIPAL WASTE IS GONNA FUCK_YOU_UP!
Sergio Chavez
Sergio Chavez Il y a 2 jours
Had to sell my 93 RX seven cool car to drive but it was a Financial disaster
Thad Wilson
Thad Wilson Il y a 3 jours
Any chance you all could be as good without the curse words? I love watching these videos with my kids
adanconst
adanconst Il y a 3 jours
Can someone please please please for the love of god let me know what's that song's name? It starts @ 5:53 and ends @7:01
Trent Robey
Trent Robey Il y a 3 jours
Felix wankel was a Nazi s.s officer
Trent Robey
Trent Robey Il y a 3 jours
Wtf is this millennial wearing a grandpa shirt for!!
Tyler Broughton
Tyler Broughton Il y a 3 jours
I would LOVE a RX-7 FD, but in the meantime I have a 392 Scat Pack Challenger since in Canada a Rotary is hit or miss for whether it will start or not in the winter. LOL
Anthony Flores
Anthony Flores Il y a 3 jours
Always wanted hans rx
Seth jk06
Seth jk06 Il y a 3 jours
So these things are like the 2 strokes of cars?
kursed13
kursed13 Il y a 4 jours
Wanker talking about Wenkels, good job Donut!
James Barrick
James Barrick Il y a 5 jours
Show me a rotary engine fan boy and I will show you a dumb ass
Emmanuel Ham
Emmanuel Ham Il y a 5 jours
First picture you call rx2 is not an rx2 is a rx4. Also there was a smaller car after the original Cosmo with a tiny 2 rotor engine called the r100 with a 1000 cc engine
Branon Fontaine
Branon Fontaine Il y a 5 jours
Ls swap NOTHING.....Coyote swap EVERYTHING......
Nyquil For The Kill
Nyquil For The Kill Il y a 5 jours
Reuleaux is pronounced Reh Low
Kyle kyle
Kyle kyle Il y a 5 jours
Bring back science garage😭
Damyan ExSSeSS Georgiev
As long as there is still Doritos on the table, i will keep eating them! 👌❤
J Nobody
J Nobody Il y a 5 jours
i was sold before i came buy now i wanna buy 2
Vance L
Vance L Il y a 5 jours
*Watches video on a terrible engine expecting hate* *Finishes video wanting a rotary build* The sounds!
Hafiz Oktri
Hafiz Oktri Il y a 5 jours
no offense but shouldn't this be in Science Garage?
Elias Nicolas Miranda
is nobody in this channel knows the news of that? people here talked like 100 times man is really that hard to inform to all 2,60 million subs
Ajay Kumar Prasad
Ajay Kumar Prasad Il y a 5 jours
0:18 *OH THAT FC!!!*
Sydwell Tlhola
Sydwell Tlhola Il y a 6 jours
I thought I was watching Science Garage and Up to Speed for a second...
Vegaベガ
Vegaベガ Il y a 6 jours
podemos ponerle atención a las puertas suicidas de el mazda rx 8?
Jose Mercado
Jose Mercado Il y a 6 jours
Men! You miss all the DRAG aplicación that the Rotarys had! In Puerto Rico we have the fastes one! 3rotors 2rotors And Also 12a engine
Skizzy 1
Skizzy 1 Il y a 6 jours
I get love, and hate for my RX-8, but I love it with a 20B engine! Sounds, and drives amazing!
Z F
Z F Il y a 6 jours
I dunno, rotaries have always kinda sounded like weed whackers to me...
amicloud
amicloud Il y a 6 jours
Love my RX-8.
Grandafmor Blacksmith
Grandafmor Blacksmith Il y a 6 jours
Me and my friend are ones of those people ;) Rx7 FC, still NA but not for long :D
Patrick Mittel
Patrick Mittel Il y a 6 jours
I'm back from my nice 8 day vacation in prague and i've seen a total of 4 rx 8's and it's just crazy
ETTEM
ETTEM Il y a 6 jours
...but they're sucking air, right? *Right?*
Ben Stevens
Ben Stevens Il y a 6 jours
Still have my rx8
zoefaith120
zoefaith120 Il y a 7 jours
My buddy. Had a 1983 rx7. Green 5 speed and. It would fly .not god quick but yes the rpm and sound was great. The car was low as crap. I actually rode back in the hatch to school in high school. Glory days. Some cars just put a smile on my face really easy. Miss that old car.
Alexey Zaboev
Alexey Zaboev Il y a 7 jours
9:17 - *rotary screams* - subtitles says [Music] Shieet, that's true
Trek2m
Trek2m Il y a 7 jours
I have a 2002 mazda protege lx with a wankel engine and it runs almost as good as the day I bought it and it has never burnt oil it runs so clean every time I go to get it smogged they compare it to a hydrogen engine. Mazda wants to buy it back they say its the only one still on the streets I love my car I am its one and only mechanic and its never blown or wore down any seals.
Rui Kazane
Rui Kazane Il y a 7 jours
でもね、アタシローターりわ好き...2Strokeみたい! このエンジンわ人間みたいから。たいへん、むずかし、悩みです! Mazda Smile!
JayJay Perez
JayJay Perez Il y a 7 jours
Yall need to come to puertorico it is the paradise of rotary ik is not torqui but is a different engine but is still a loveable sound and the brap brap brap thats nice ill still love that engine❤
MrStoneycool69
MrStoneycool69 Il y a 7 jours
Because they're pseudo 2 strokes....I still have my FB RX7 after 17 years....
Melanie Parker
Melanie Parker Il y a 7 jours
Except for the center section oil seal housing that breaks off
tommy d u b b s
tommy d u b b s Il y a 7 jours
I don't think it's loved at all, Toretto just drove one and that's about it lol
John Burns
John Burns Il y a 7 jours
Mazda have done promising research on HCCI ignition for its SkyActiv-R rotary engine project using research from its SkyActive 2 program. They have removed the need to locate the spark plug outside the combustion chamber to allow the rotor to sweep past. Mazda solved this in the SkyActiv-R rotary project. Rotaries generally have high compression ratios giving the design easy adoption of homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI). It looks like the next Mazda rotary will not have a spark plug and be HCCI ignition. Fuel consumption will match piston engines and when used at a constant speed genny as in a hybrid, outperform piston engines with all the advantages of low weight, small size, super-smooth, simplicity, etc. The expectation will be that the engine will be introduced in 2020, the 100th anniversary of Mazda. Looking good. Rotaries are better suited to constant speed, high efficiency genset applications rather than direct drive via gearboxes. In that application piston engines cannot compete. Rotaries are better suited for series-hybrid cars being much superior than piston engines. Direct fuel injection and laser ignition will improve the Wankel considerably when introduced. The problem of unburnt fuel in the exhaust will be eliminated improving emissions and fuel consumption. The engine performs very, very well in fuel consumption and emissions running at a 'constant speed' turning a generator - its most efficient "sweet spot". Wankels lose efficiency dramatically when they are revved up and down as when directly driving a car. The engine has a vastly superior power-weight ratio than piston/crank engines and is about one third of the size and weight of a piston engine for a similar power output. All these positive attributes combine to make a superb range extender, when the wheels are turned by electric motors. If a car is plugged in each night and uses grid power to run most of the time, then wear on these units will be negligible. As the engine is only periodically used, the life of the engine is greatly extended. Also newer metallurgic techniques are being used to make the engines. Even when batteries are depleted, the Wankel can provide enough electricity to power the car and still be economical. It takes only 25 to 30hp to propel a large American car down the highway at 70mph. Yet they put engines in them that can output 150 to 200hp. Most of that output is for acceleration and heavy loads. Highly inefficient. The great thing about a series-hybrid is that the generating engine works totally independent of the demands of the electric driving motor, enabling maximum efficiency when running. This means the generating engines can be greatly downsized. The battery acts as an energy buffer to give acceleration boosts. Mazda announced a rotary in a hybrid will be available in 12-18 months.
MS Paint
MS Paint Il y a 7 jours
It's a shame they didn't put the video from Mazzei Formula in here, this is one of the sickiest sounding rx7s I've ever seen
raheem7266
raheem7266 Il y a 7 jours
What's the song that plays at 0:16
CHRISTOPHER THORNTON
CHRISTOPHER THORNTON Il y a 7 jours
I wouldnt doubt tht Mazda will make another rotary car again. Or at least use another companies support to make it happen.
Le. Farquad
Le. Farquad Il y a 7 jours
I wish they would discontinue mustangs.
Lolo Uro
Lolo Uro Il y a 7 jours
I just farted flames!!
YamahaYFS200
YamahaYFS200 Il y a 7 jours
THIS IS NOT SCIENCE GARAGE! Nolan is cool, but bring back Bart you god damn heathens! I can only absorb automotive information if it's told to me by Mr.Bart I HATE LACK OF BART
clownavenger
clownavenger Il y a 7 jours
Mazda need to design a skyactiv rotary car. Id buy it immediately. the gas mileage on my 2011 rx8 is abysmal in the city. maybe 12 mpg or so.
nel c
nel c Il y a 7 jours
You are asking me to love a fatty girl even though they smell?
Fred Flintstone
Fred Flintstone Il y a 8 jours
Thanks so much for information info on rotory , I have RX-8 renisses 231 hp out the crate.iwant 4 rotor engine but ent got cash at moment, any donations grateful received 😎
Steve Denton
Steve Denton Il y a 8 jours
8:34 Johnny Herbert, Nicest guy on the F1 circuit
Yahiaoui Senouci
Yahiaoui Senouci Il y a 8 jours
i can see nolan eating on some butcher and sippin nos on the low with james not sharing a piece u know. just there smackin in the corner by themselves like vultures hahahaha
Emma Fitzgibbon
Emma Fitzgibbon Il y a 8 jours
Thats an rx4 not an rx2
efini_fc
efini_fc Il y a 8 jours
2020 Olympics will be a great time to unveil a new car to the world. 20/20 perfect vision...RX-Vision.
Dharma Rotary
Dharma Rotary Il y a 8 jours
you dont need to push in so much more money in the wankel /rx8 development, its just the potential owners are getting more unreliable and dumber and dumber every year, you just wait and see what they will do with the Rx9 . big rocket science to understand and make daily out of a wankel ... bunch of swap experts, they will put the Bmw supra crap in it before the warranty expires. If Mazda really wants to sell Wankel cars angro, should start first engineering some Skyactiv spaceship containers to deliver the cars to Kepler-452b , more chances there to find real driver/owners for them and not just 'holders'' on registration, on this planet ...dangerously out of stock ...
23kilkenny23
23kilkenny23 Il y a 8 jours
what no mention of Rolls Royce experimenting with a diesel rotary????
23kilkenny23
23kilkenny23 Il y a 8 jours
btw i own a 05 rx-8 and i thrash the shit outta of it and its still going strong after 162,000 kms
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