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Old 08-05-2009, 02:06 AM   #10
pio!pio!
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Originally Posted by jshim View Post
-BK motorsports did not run rotaries... in fact, they ran the same MZR 4 cylinder that they run in Playboy mx-5 cup miatas or the Mazda6 touring cars (save for the fact the LMP2 motors were turbocharged and made 500hp). but the truth is, BK was unsuccessful in their venture and their LMP2 never performed against the likes of Dyson or Penske...which is why BK shutdown operations and Mazda switched the LMP2 program to Dyson (also with the fact that Dyson changed their game plan since Porsche dropped the spyder for this year)
BK ran the 3 rotor unsuccessfully for at least a season intially..it was underpowered and generated too much heat...but it sounded awesome..i remember hearing it at laguna seca....
they did switch over to the AER/Mazda 4 banger but I miss that sound.

I would give anything to hear a 4 rotor on a racetrack in anger in person....
just listening to it as a video gives me the chills like a ferrari v12 does
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