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Old 01-18-2008, 10:29 PM
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Is this factoring in Wouters previous comment?
No it isn't but I have examined the rules and can not find the distinction Wouter alluded to being made.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:25 PM
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I have to say I'm not a fan of the air intake, the sharp trailing edge is not good for airflow
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:20 AM
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I have to say I'm not a fan of the air intake, the sharp trailing edge is not good for airflow
? no, sharp trailing edge is ideal for air flow as it minimises turbulence as the seperated airflow comes together again.
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Old 01-19-2008, 03:34 PM
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sorry this is off topic but i love your avatar man haha
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:23 PM
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Why is this? I thought that Mazda or a rotary team could run a 4L turbocharged rotary in LMP. Mazda's 787B had just short of 250 hp/L (rumored to make 900 odd hp at 11,000 rpm if not limited to 9,000 rpm) and as this is turbocharged I don't see why it couldn't make even more specific power - tentatively this engine could produce 1000 odd peak hp before the air restrictors are taken into account. The air restrictors would limit this power to a degree I am not sure of but it doesn't seem unreasonable they this engine could produce power similar to that of Audi or Peugeot's LMP1 effort.

Hell, Mazda could even opt to go for a 6L naturally aspirated engine with possibly even greater power.
The R26B was not turbocharged.

A turbocharged rotary would have a maximum displacement of 2 liters, NA 3. The R26B was 2.6 L this is as close as one could get to 3 without designing a completely new family of rotary engines. This would not be financially feasible unless it was being developed for their road cars as well. Unfortunately, there is not currently enough interest or advantages to justify completely redesighning and resizing Mazda's current rotor. Right now they can get all the power required of a street car from a 3 rotor NA.

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restrictors might effect the rotaries worse than they do normal reciprocating engines.
Bingo! this is why we probably won't see a rotary at La Sarthe unless there is a fundamental change in the rules.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:35 PM
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The R26B was not turbocharged.

A turbocharged rotary would have a maximum displacement of 2 liters, NA 3. The R26B was 2.6 L this is as close as one could get to 3 without designing a completely new family of rotary engines. This would not be financially feasible unless it was being developed for their road cars as well. Unfortunately, there is not currently enough interest or advantages to justify completely redesighning and resizing Mazda's current rotor. Right now they can get all the power required of a street car from a 3 rotor NA.
Odd post by me. I knew that the R26B wasn't turbocharged, i think I meant to write that it isn't turbocharged.

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Bingo! this is why we probably won't see a rotary at La Sarthe unless there is a fundamental change in the rules.
Do you know for a fact if restrictors affect rotaries more than other engines?
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Old 01-19-2008, 06:10 PM
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Do you know for a fact if restrictors affect rotaries more than other engines?
It does.
So much so that the Courage C65 running at Le Mans was permitted to run 53mm instead of 49mm as mandated the first year and retained for Otto engines.
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personally, i believe that it is outlandishly sexy
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Ben Devlin drives the Furai at Buttonwillow Raceway Park

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YouTube - Mazda Furai Concept Laps Buttonwillow

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Thanks for the vid togos!! It's awesome to see a concept car being caned around a track.
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:01 AM
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cheers for extra vid been wanting to see more of this beast
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I didn't think it was going to be produced, for racing at least?
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:17 PM
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it won't be
elements of the car have been considered to be used in a racing Prototype but nothing really in way of a new car.
it has been weighed- believe it or not it is 3300lbs.! so much fiber glass it is a porker
and Dev is only driving 6-8/10ths he said
the splitter also doesn't work as it is supposed to it gets in the way of ground clearance.
all that being said, Mazda design NA told me he was talking to the team to see if they can make some body panels for the car to add the "flow" language to the lmp2 car- but it is not really gonna happen i think, also note the car at shows has sculpted rims, very turbulent and on the track is uses the regular race car rims.
this was a show piece- but at least it runs
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Old 05-21-2008, 11:08 PM
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This car became epic it's a great concept, one of the most beautiful cars ever.

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Old 09-21-2008, 05:57 PM
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Mazda Furai in detail

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