This is a discussion on WRX vs RX8 within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Trainrex I'm evil, manipulative, oppressive, argumentative, and just flat out mean. In other words perfect ClubWRX Administrator ...
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Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.
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Well that settles that then. Another informative thread! Cheers everyone!
Shoot, it's over..? I was hoping that it would loop back around to where we started...in essence, become a ..rotary thread.
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Well OK I was thinking about this more. It has been said about The Most Interesting Man in the World that his two wrongs make a right.
Let's take that logic to the Wankel Corvette that never materialized. At first glance, there should be laws against such a car. However, I thought about it a bit more and am coming round... Consider:
V8 Corvette = Not interesting
Wankel = Not interesting
However!... Could it possibly be that
Corvette + Wankel = Potentially interesting?
Do the two wrongs have a chance of making a right? I say maybe! I'm quite serious too; I used to think such a car would be dreadful, but now I don't know.
So I've now started asking Have there been significant automobiles fitted with a Wankel?
My first task was to define "significant." I decided to define that as "automobiles that have been declared COTY" as the COTY is given by a voting body comprising members from a wide variety of countries, making it quite relevant.
It turns out there are! By my count, 1.5 cars have had a Wankel and were (nonetheless?) voted COTY.
1. NSU Ro 80. I'm a fan. The body alone was two decades ahead of its time. The Wankel didn't work then of course, and NSU was in a bad way by the time all was said and done. And when all was said and done, there was no more NSU. A shame, I liked NSU in general. The IP went to VAG eventually I think, and it could explain the presence of a Wankel mini-motor in the safety systems used by VAG cars (I think it was originally called Procon Ten or something?).
2. Citroen GS. Very cool car, very Citroen, knelt like a camel to let the passengers in. This is the ".5" in my "1.5" cars above, since I can't find any proof Citroen produced the Wankel. It may have been stillborn, and it may in fact have contributed to Citroen becoming insolvent at the time.
Would I own either? Yes, proudly. I can only wish Mazda would take the hint though.
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