well, since you want to claim your opinion as fact, then so will I
the rotary IS a superior engine. Just because it isn't widely used doesn't make it inferior.
Does that make you happy?
How about this, list all the cons of a piston engine ... I am waiting for a several post reply, because that is what you would need if you were
honest with yourself.
See, I realized along time ago, piston lovers are like political extremists and nationalists ... they are so far in love with what they think is
right, they cannot stand to allow any other thougth to cross their mind.
You want an example of this? Fine, look at how a mustang person despises a camaro person, even a camaro person despises a firebird person (and they
are the same car with a few cosmetic differences). I dealt with that when I used to talk about Trans Am Firehawks, of course, you have the Camaro SS
folks saying it is better ... but, SLP did BOTH the cars! Same car manufacturer, same tweaking company. LS6 vs Hemi. Supercharger vs turbocharger
vs NA. American motorheads despise import motorheads. Basically you either own what they do, or they look down on you. I won't even start on the
standard vs. automatic war!!! (stick for me)
It is actually ridiculous how people can't appreciate and respect others passions. In fact, it is silly how they can't appreciate it personally all
the variety. They fill their life with pointless bickering. I was ashamed of my fellow car enthusiasts even as a teenager when this internet thing
was first taking off ... the car chat rooms were filled with cross-hate ... only a few respected each other.
It is apparent you don't care to know the facts. Fine, your choice. It is a car. But, until you drive them, and see their potential, your saber
rattling is ineffective.
How many stock piston engines produce 120 hp per piston? How many 1.3L piston engines produce 240 hp stock?
Ok, how about tuning? How many piston engines produce upwards of 2-300 hp per piston? Not many, but, most autocross, race, and drag rotaries do just
that. In fact, you can seach autotrader right now and find a few RX-7s producing 400+ hp and completely street worthy and reliable.
Of couse, being blind, you couldn't see that.
Check this write up of why this pilot uses 13B Mazda rotaries for his planes: 13B replacement for
Of couse, honestly, I don't expect you to read the link, because, that is what someone with you argument rarely will do.
I never asked you before to love the rotary, or to own one, but, if you were my neighbor, I would love to own one just to show you they are reliable,
how they perform, and the advantages.
See, yes, an older naturally aspirated rotary was a little sluggish off the line, but, the newer ones have better torque curves. The turbos have
better torque curves. The 20B has an awesome torque curve, and that doesn't have a turbo.
But you know what, most 1.3 piston engines, don't have too great of a torque curve ... most 1.3L piston engines can't get off the line, not go very
The point is, you have been comparing large engine cars to a small engine car. How about comparing similar things? Well, the piston loses. Give me
a 4-rotor, and I will SMOKE a 8-cyl ... and still be doing it with only 2.6L.
The 787B won the 1991 Le Mans, the first and only victory for a Japanese manufacturer. They outlawed the rotary from following seasons. In most
racing there are horrible sanctions placed upon the car ... or you would see it running at the top consistently. That is fact. One of the things
they do is forbid it to run against same sized engines, they are forced to run in a higher class. Like putting a stock MR2 against a stock Supra.
Who do you think would win?
Whatever though, again, you opinion is just that. But, facts are better than opinions, but to have blind hate is ridiculous ... but a trend in
For me, I can take pleasure in rotaries, big blocks, small blocks, 6 cyl, 4 cyl, 3 cyl, 2-stroke ...
I plan to own one of each in the future, and have already owned most of them ... and one day maybe that Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 cc bike
No prejudice here. No hate. No discrimination. I will not be an Archie Bunker type towards anything.
I really just wish everyone could get along, respect things for what they are, appreciate their strengths and positive aspects ... and be happy for
I don't hate on someone who doesn't know how to drive a standard. I think it would be a great experience for them to learn, but it is their choice.
That is all I am saying. NO product is superior to the other really, they each are great in their own respects.
If you wish to play more, I will ... it is fine. I will argue till we are both blue in the face. If you say blanket statements, I will have fun
doing the same. If you wish to discuss intelligently, that would be much better.
The weaknesses of each engine can be overcome ... but they both have them. Don't kid yourself.
Take care and have fun