For those of you out there who are rotary engine aficionados and continue to scour the web looking for the Holy Grail of rotary engines, look no further. What you see here is a rotary engine that is just about as big as it gets.
This engine sports a whopping twelve rotors, which is ten more than any production Mazda ever saw. Even the Mazda 797B race car, which took home the win in the 1991 24 Hours of LeMans, only had four rotors; the winning 787B had a 2.6 liter engine with an output of almost 700 hp. Mazda’s latest rotary engine, the 1.3 liter turbocharged two rotor engine powering the RX-8 before its discontinuation, sported almost 260 hp.
We don’t have any details on how much power this twelve rotor monster puts out, but we’re betting it’s massive, and there’s a good chance it’s in the quadruple digits. Notwithstanding, this monstrosity runs so smooth, it doesn’t even cause ripples in a glass of water placed on top of it. Now that’s technological perfection.