Actual Rev Legends: Mazda Rotaries and Honda’s Transcending Motorcycle Tech

The Wankel Rotary Engine went the way of many technological innovations and simply didn’t catch on. Despite a Le Mans win in 1991 with the 787B, the Rotary engine in production cars ended with the Mazda RX-8(2001-2012). Known for intense power-to-weight ratios, Wankel engines were known for reliability, if also for poor fuel economy. The […]

AMG: From Outside Tuner to In-House Performance Arm, Part I

A once independent racing engine designer and tester founded in 1967, AMG moved onwards into tuning road cars, specifically Mercedes-Benz’s offerings. Founders Hans Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher focused on producing wheels, bodykits, and engine upgrades to the Mercedes lineup. The first successful engine of note they derived was the upgraded 300SEL 6.3, which they bored to […]