Mazda RX-8's rotary engine shows power loss
Dec 28, 2018
The eternal debate of rotary-versus-piston engine has been in many discussions amongst car enthusiasts, especially Mazda fans. However, Car Throttle has set a few tests to provide some answers and data on the issue. Mazda fans have always dreamed of owning an RX-8, and even though they are cheap, the rotary-based engine vehicle does come with some problems concerning performance. Also, The RX-8 dynamometer testings indicate that the vehicle can sustain 238hp, as powerful as it was when it was released, but mostly due to its rotary engine being down on compression. The dyno also shows that power comes from the wheels instead of the flywheels, and it seems that the RX-8 prognosis doesn't look so good.