Wankel designed it and it was first put into a German NSU... you probably weren't even born then. It is the most efficient and most powerful engine design to date. Instead of pistons pumping up and down, hitting on a camshaft then cranker and driveshaf and then translating that power to the transmission, the rotary engine has circular motion, a three-pronged circular/triangular piston that has its intake, combustion and exhaust phases keeping the circular motion going.Originally posted by IS300Purformance:
What the heck is a rotary engine, and how is it different from the engines in say an Acura or a Lexus or any other domestic car?
Excuse my naiveness, but I'm not that knowledgeable about engines and stuff, I just like looking at nice cars and umm..beautiful women