Mazda’s rotary engine has always been the oddball cousin in the internal combustion engine (ICE) family tree. And while there’s no shortage of videos showing the inner workings of a traditional 4-stroke ICE, seeing how a rotary goes about its business has proved illusive.
The guys over at the YouTube channel Warped Perception concocted this cool setup to allow us to see the mad genius of this unique engine in glorious slow-motion detail.
The good stuff starts at the 7:40 mark so feel free to jump ahead.
Now, where’s our 4th generation RX-7 Mazda!?