Since the former Toyo Kogyo Motor Corp. introduced the first Japanese rotary car in 1967 (the NSU Spider, launched in 1964, was the worldâ€™s first rotary engine production car), the rotary engine has had a roller-coaster ride, one which mostly has been down in recent years since the Mazda RX-7 was pulled from the U.S. market. The first unit, the twin-rotor 10A, had a displacement of 982 cc. The engine, which produced 110 hp and 96 lb.-ft. (130 Nm) of torque, was installed in the Cosmo ...
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