F1s are ashamed of this palm-sized engine

The theory of the planetary piston engine was developed by an engineer Felix Wankel between the two world wars, but it was not developed until the German NSU in the 1950s.

At the same time, it came into the public consciousness as a Japanese thing, as in 1961 the Mazda, which was struggling at the time, slammed into a concept that was undoubtedly interesting but did not revolutionize its revolutions, and the Wankel engine and the name of Mazda.

This is what a Wankel engine looks like, locked in a glass cage

Due to its design, the engine, which is more efficient and therefore cleaner, but which requires much more lubrication and maintenance, was used by Mazda in everything from sports cars to buses, and in fact made Wankel a legend in 2012, but said goodbye to the RX-8.

Or rather, set it aside, as a small Wankel engine is being re-introduced into the version of the MX-30 with the range extender coming this year, just to charge the battery.

Certainly not as little as the piece that is the subject of our article, which is literally the smallest planetary piston engine in the world.

The tiny Wankel engine from Toyan, which specializes in the production of such products, weighed only 2.46 cc, was scrutinized by the Warped Perception Youtube, which deals with technical-automotive curiosities. -Wankelt.

In the video, the three-quarter-horsepower mini-engine, well-known from Trabant and Wartburg, is thoroughly tortured in the video, as while the manufacturer offers up to 16,500 rpm for operation, Warped Perception hosts up to an amazing 30,000 it. (To put the latter number in context: the V10 F1 powerplant, one of the roughest internal combustion engines of all time, used around the turn of the millennium, went 20 to 21,000 turns, and of course it screamed properly.)

The sound speaks for itself, and the speed has an effect that is visible to the naked eye: the little thing produces a vibration that simply shakes the “exhaust” out of the structure.


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