What made Mazda bid farewell to the revolutionary Wankel rotary engine?

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Mazda Wankel rotary engine
Mazda Wankel rotary engine
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Also known as the "Spinning Dorito" and the "Hiroshima Screamer", the engine was named after its then 17-year-old creator, German mechanical engineer Felix Wankel.

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