Video: Have You Ever Heard What a Six-Rotor RX-4 Sounds Like?

The Mazda RX-4 originally came from the factory with a two-rotor Wankel engine said to be good for around 130 horsepower. This RX-4, however, is about as far away as one can get from the factory version, packing six rotors underneath its hood.

What do all those extra rotors do? Make noise, apparently (headphones users beware).

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tomtomgt356 (FS)
tomtomgt356 (FS) GRM+ Memberand Reader
8/18/20 7:26 a.m.

Gotta love Australians (edit: PPRE is in New Zealand)! Here's an older video of it puttering around a track:

ProDarwin UltimaDork
8/18/20 7:38 a.m.

BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter)
BoxheadTim (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/18/20 7:48 a.m.

In reply to tomtomgt356 (FS) :

Heh. When I saw the engine I thought "they're either in NZ or in Puerto Rico".

noddaz GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/18/20 10:04 a.m.

I like that.

OjaiM5 Reader
8/18/20 11:16 a.m.

Ouch my ears!

ebelements Reader
8/18/20 1:21 p.m.


wspohn Dork
8/18/20 1:47 p.m.

Wouldn't want it living beside me on a Sunday morning when the guy had to leave early....

Vajingo New Reader
8/18/20 8:05 p.m.

That thing idles were my engine redlines. 

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