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Old 08-04-2009, 12:34 AM   #1
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Default My once long dream for American open wheel racing

Let me preface this by saying this is only fantasy..but was something I dreamed up a while ago in a haze of open wheel optimism.

Rewind a couple of years ago, Mazda put together a 'ladder of open wheel progression'.. theoretically you cut your teeth in Star Mazda, then went to Atlantics to get the wheat separated from the chaff, then the bright stars goto Champ Car.

At the point when Mazda stepped in to replace the Toyota motors in the Atlantic series, and they had a marketing relationship with Champ Car going on..I concocted a crazy notion in my head:
Mazda's signature is it's rotary engine, so why not take advantage of it.
At that stage, Star Mazda's put out ~250hp, while Atlantics churned out ~300hp..the next step up was Champ Car with a much higher level of performance (600hp? 700hp?). Similarly, downforce levels were disproportionate too. There was no smooth increase in power, downforce, and tire grip as you went up the ladder.

One day my brain decided to formulate a Mazda open wheel ladder
- Start at Star Mazda, give it a ~250-300hp 2-rotor engine
- Move to Atlantics, with a ~450hp 3-rotor engine and more downforce
- Finish with Champ cars, with a 650-700hp 4-rotor engine and the most downforce

It would seem a cool marketing gimmick with the engine getting an additional rotor with each jump in class....
the 2 rotor puts out 250hp easily in factory form, and a race version could do 300hp.
a race engine 3 rotor could do 450hp (what does the 3 rotor in the grand am rx8's put out? and the old 3 rotor in BK motorspots old LMP2 car?)
and a 4 rotor race engine could possibly put out 700hp (mazda's old lmp1 motor with increased revs...?)

plus the engine noise gets better with each increase in class culminating in that beautiful 4 rotor banshee scream.

of course my daydream never turned into anything but, however I still wish something like that could have happened.
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