5-Rotor Car: Le Mans Look, Banshee Scream

Drift Missile: Unleashed Wildness
WORLDS first 5rotor is ALIVE! 787D

“Mad” Mike Whiddett, a professional drifter with a deep-seated enthusiasm for rotary engines, has crafted something truly remarkable. His most recent invention is quite possibly the wildest yet – the world’s first five-rotor powerplant. To house this remarkable engine, Whiddett commissioned the construction of the 787D, an incredible vehicle to say the least.

To obtain a better understanding of a five-rotor engine, the Wankel type has a triangularly shaped rotor that revolves around an eccentric axle. As its three sides wend their way through the four phases of the combustive process – intake, compression, ignition and exhaust – during the revolution. Various Mazda models feature two-rotor mechanisms, including the acclaimed Le-Mans victor 787B with its impressive four-rotor powerplant.

“Mad” Mike Whiddett has gone the extra mile with his five-rotor engine, which Carvibz reports has a displacement of 3.3 liters. As of yet, there’s no word on the power output, but we have contacted Mike to find out more. The video above certainly confirms that the engine is an absolute beast! It looks like the exhaust exits close to the front tire, making for a short route from the rotors to the combustion gases.

Rocket Bunny, the Japanese tuner, is credited with crafting the eye-catching body for purportedly constructed on the basis of Mazda’s fourth generation RX-7 (FD). However, what remains of the legendary sports car is highly questionable with the modified tube frame and extreme transformations of the engine.

On December 2, Mad Mike Whiddett unveiled his 787D at Mad Mike’s Summer Bash 6 in New Zealand. This remarkable machine is set to be used for drifting, though there are no videos of it sliding around yet. We can’t wait to witness Mad Mike showing off the power of this beast and hearing it howl.

If you aspire to possess a 787D, then you can accomplish your wish, however do not anticipate that you will be able to pilot it. Hot Wheels launched a diminutive adaptation of this model in 2023; small enough to nestle within the grasp of your hand.

It is worth pointing out that unlike Whiddett’s motor, there is no confirmation that another constructor made an even bigger 12-cylinder motor by piecing together three quartet of four-cylinder set-ups into a triangular pattern.

Source: via Car Buzz, Mad Mike Whiddett via YouTube


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