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#1 The Only MTS

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 08:27 AM

1588-2006 ~The Evolution of the Rotary Engine~


1588 An Italian engineer, Ramelli, invented a water pump for rotary pistons

1636Pappenheim (Germany) invented the gear pump to lubricate engines

1782 James Watt (UK) furthered rotary engine technology

1799 Murdoch (UK) created an experimental version of the rotary engine

1901 Cooley (US) created experimental version of the rotary steam engine with two stroke rotating

1909 Umpleby (UK) created an internal combustion two-stroke rotary engine

1923 Wallinder, Skoog, Lundby (Sweden) conducted joint research into rotary technology

1938 Dimitri Sensaud de Lavou (France) conducted experimental production

1943 Maillard (Switzerland) produced a star-shaped rotary engine

1951 Felix Wankel collaborated with NSU to promote his rotary engine research and development

1957 Wankel/NSU built prototype DKM rotary engine

1958 Wankel/NSU built prototype KKM rotary engine

1959 Wankel completed Type KKM250 rotary engine

1960 Wankel/NSU publicly tested their rotary engine

1961 - 07 Mazda made technical contract with NSU and Wankel

1961 - 11 First prototype rotary engine completed at Mazda

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1963 - 04 Rotary Engine Research Department established in Mazda

1964 Prototype rotary-engine-powered sports car showcased at Tokyo Motor Show

1967 Mazda's first rotary engine model 'Cosmo Sport' [aka. 'Mazda 110S'/engine type: 10A (491cc x 2)] introduced in Japanese market

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1968 - 07 'Familia Rotary Coupe' [aka. 'Mazda R100 Coupe'/engine type: 13A (491cc x 2)] introduced

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1969 - 09 Export of rotary engine cars to Australia and Thailand started.

1969 - 10 'Luce Rotary Coupe' [aka. 'Mazda R130 Coupe'/engine type: 13A (655cc x 2)] introduced Mazda's rotary engine car cleared the emission test by US Federal Government

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1970 - 04 Japanese Mechanical Engineering Society awarded Mazda for commercialization of rotary engine.

1970 - 05 Export of rotary engine cars to Switzerland started 'Capela Rotary' [aka. 'Mazda RX-2'/engine type: 12A (573cc x 2) introduced

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1970 - 06 Export of rotary engine cars to the United States started.

1970 - 12 Accumulative production of rotary engine cars reached 100,000 units.

1971 - 09 'Savanna Rotary' [aka. 'Mazda RX-3'/engine type: 10A (491cc x 2)] introduced.

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1971 - 10 Accumulative production of rotary engine cars reached 200,000 units

1972 - 01 'Capela Rotary Coupe,' with its engine fully sealed, completed 100,000km endurance run through eleven European countries

1972 - 10 'Luce Rotary' [aka. 'Mazda RX-4'/engine type: 12A (573cc x 2)] introduced

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1973 - 02 Mazda's rotary engine car cleared US 1975 emission standards

1973 - 06 Accumulative production of rotary engine cars reached 500,000 units

1973 - 12 'Luce AP Grand Tourismo' [engine type: 13B (654cc x 2)] introduced

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1974 - 07 'Parkway Rotary 26' [engine type: 13B (654cc x 2)] introduced

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1975 - 03 'Roadpacer AP' [engine type: 13B (654cc x 2)] introduced

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1975 - 10 'Cosmo AP' [aka. 'Mazda RX-5'/engine type: 13B (654cc x 2)] introduced(featuring a low emission rotary engine with 40% improved fuel-efficiency)

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1977 - 07 Cosmo L introduced for sale

1977 - 10 Luce Legato [engine type: 12A (573cc x 2) and 13B(654cc x 2) introduced for sale
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BHR has not learned that driving a milly can also be fun........he still thinks it can't tow, remember?


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#2 The Only MTS

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Posted 08 May 2006 - 08:52 AM

1978 - 03 'Savanna RX-7' [aka. 'Mazda RX-7'/engine type: 12A (573cc x 2)] introduced

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1978 - 11 Accumulative production of rotary engine cars reached 1,000,000 units

1981 - 10 'Cosmo' and 'Luce Rotary' [aka. 'Mazda 929'/engine type: 12A (573cc x 2)] introduced

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1983 - 09 Face-lifted 'Savanna RX-7' introduced with world's first rotary turbo engine

1985 - 10 Second generation 'Savanna RX-7' [aka, 'Mazda RX-7'/engine type: 13B turbo (654cc x 2)] introduced

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1986 - 04 Accumulative production of rotary engine cars reached 1,500,000 units

1986 - 09 Enhanced 'Luce Rotary' [engine type: 13B turbo (654cc x 2)] introduced

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1990 - 04 'Eunos Cosmo' [engine type: 20B-REW (654cc x 3); 13B-REW (654cc x 2)] introduced (featuring would's first three-rotor rotary engine)

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1991 - 06 'Mazda 787B' achieved overall win at 59th Le Mans 24 Hours race

1991 - 10 Third generation 'Anfini RX-7' [engine type: 13B-REW (654cc x 2)] introduced (engine output of 255 horsepower)

1995 - 10 'RX-01' concept car with MSP-RE prototype engine unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

1996 - 01 'RX-7' imporved with engine output of 265 horsepower

1998 - 12 'RX-7' imporved with engine output of 280 horsepower

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1999 - 10 'RX-EVOLV' concept car with RENESIS prototype engine unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

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2001 - 10 RX-8 concept car unveiled at 2001 Tokyo Motor Show

2002 - 04 RX-7 'Spirit R' limited version introduced for sale

2003 - 01 RX-8 production model unveiled at the North American International Auto Show. Production of the new rotary engine 'RENESIS' started

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2003 - 02 Production of the RX-8 started

2003 - 04 RX-8 with the 'RENESIS' rotary engine introduced for sale

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2003 - 05 RX-8 featured in "X-MEN 2" movie

2003 - 06 The 'RENESIS' rotary engine wins the International Engine of the Year 2003

2003 - 10 Hydrogen-powered rotary engine unveiled at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show

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2003 - 11 RX-8 wins the 2004 RJC Car of The Year. The 'RENESIS' rotary engine wins the RJC Technology of The Year

2004 - 01 RX-8 wins the Wheels magazine Car of the Year

2004 - 02 RX-8 'Mazdaspeed Version' limited edition introduced for sale

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2004 - 04 The 'RENESIS' rotary engine wins the technical award of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

2004 - 05 The 'RENESIS' rotary engine wins second consecutive 2.5-3.0 liter category International Engine of the Year award

2004 - 09 Production of RX-8 reaches 100,000 units

2004 - 10 RX-8 'Mazdaspeed Version II' limited edition introduced for sale

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2004 - 10 RX-8 wins 40 FIA international records in the 24-hour trial race in Germany

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2004 - 10 Approval of the Japanese government for public road testing of the hydrogen rotary dual-fuel RX-8 granted

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2004 - 11 RX-8 'Sport Prestige Limited' special edition introduced for sale

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2005 - 11 RX-8 'Sport Prestige Limited II' special edition introduced for sale

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2006 - 01 RX-8 hydrogen rotary vehicle escorts runners in All-Japan men's marathon relay race

2006 - 02 Leasing of rotary hydrogen vehicles starts

2006 3 RX-8 'True Red Style' special edition introduced for sale

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Sadly sold to another.... but I am still the same prick.

QUOTE(Saint @ Oct 14 2008, 12:26 AM) View Post
QUOTE(Frankzao @ Oct 13 2008, 09:06 PM) View Post

BHR has not learned that driving a milly can also be fun........he still thinks it can't tow, remember?


Tow? He thinks it is made of sugar and melts in the rain :)