The Rotary Before Mazda - Past Gas #45

Added on Aug 17, 2020



Today’s episode is all about the invention of the Wankel Rotary Engine! German inventor Felix Wankel devised “a new type of engine, half turbine, half reciprocating” when he was just 17 years old, but wouldn’t get to see his creation under the hood of a production car for another 45 years. Luckily a lot happened in Felix’s life along the way, including running multiple machine shops in his mother’s backyard, inventing a three-wheeled car called “the Devil Beetle”, and getting some help from colleagues who may or may not have been adorable animated forest creatures. Part 1 of 2.


Episode titleThe Rotary Before Mazda - Past Gas #45
Episode number32
Date addedAugust 17, 2020
Original dateJuly 19, 2020
Run time58:10
CategoryFeature magazine

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