If you thought the “overload” could not get any better at WTAC, we are about to prove you very wrong.
That’s right, we can now confirm the absolutely insane, 6-rotor, peripherally ported RX4 from New Zealand-based rotary gurus PPRE has confirmed entry into the Turbosmart Flying 500 with fellow Kiwi rotary drift ace, “Mad” Mike Whiddett behind the wheel.
This engine set the internet forums ablaze when it debuted with a video of the “bespoke” 6B, 6-rotor engine as it was fired up on a stand in the Pulse Performance Racing Engineering workshop in the countryside of New Zealand and is believed to be the first of its kind in the world to actually run and find its way into a car.
And the car that it has found its way into is a road registered Mazda RX4 coupe. The RX4 is referred to by the PPRE head honcho Warren Overton as a “bit of a hotrod as it has some good bits in it but is essentially still a tough street car and carries NZ road registration. It is really all about showcasing the engine and letting the fans see, hear and experience it. It really is something else.”
“Through our association with Mad Mike and his 4 rotor drift car we decided he would be a better wheelman than anyone else so he has put his hand up to pedal it in Australia. We hear there are some real tough street cars in this event but we will have a crack. It will certainly create some attention as it has a sound like nothing else on earth.”
With October the 18th at Sydney Motorsport Park scheduled as the “official” competition debut of this absolutely insane machine we suggest there is no other place you would want to be than on the main straight of SMSP as one of the world’s most recognized rotary wheelmen opens all 6 throttles on what is unquestionably one of the world’s wildest rotary engine.
Check out the PPRE website: pulseperformance.co.nz