The Epic 4-Rotor Rotary Engine - Never Used In A Production Car

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How does a 4-rotor rotary engine, like the Mazda R26B, work?
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Rotary engines are a beautiful feat of engineering innovation in the world of internal combustion engines. They're compact, powerful, smooth, and high revving. The king of rotaries must then be the four-rotor engine, doubling the displacement of typical 2-rotor engines, producing insane amounts of power from a very small package. The R26B is one example used on the Mazda 787B, which was the first car using something other than a reciprocating piston engine to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. So how does it work? What's the firing order? Why? Let's find out!

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