Rotary engines power some of our favorite Mazda sports cars, but how exactly to they work? – See the beauty of Wankel’s design shown in super slow-motion!

Rotary engines, unlike engines that use cylinders, have a triangular rotating mass that sits inside an assembly, creating three separate chambers for air to be sucked in, combined with fuel, compressed, and ignited. The ignition causes the mass to spin, which in turn, spins the shaft connected to the transmission, which sends power to the wheels.

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