Car: Mazda RX2 Coupe
What makes it special: Japanese automaker Mazda produced Rotary engine cars before the RX7. One of the first such equipped cars was the RX2, which was produced for the 1970 through 1978 model years, in both a coupe and sedan body style. It was offered as the 616 coupe and the 618 sedan.
What made it famous: The Mazda RX2 was powered by a Wankel Rotary engine, which is an internal combustion engine using an eccentric rotary design to convert pressure into a rotating motion. The first models had rectangular headlights, but the rotary powered cars received round twin headlights starting with the 1971 model year. The car was sold in an export market categaory as the Mazda 616, and briefly as a 618.
Why I would want one: It’s really a small, technological marvel, and I like the overall look of the Coupe.
Fun fact: The Wankel engine has the advantage of simplicity, smoothness, compactness, high revolutions per minute and a high power to weight ratio.
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