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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Overdrive mode!

Due apologies for the long hiatus. Here is a question to kick the blog into overdrive. :-)
The person X designed the engine shown in the second picture that is named after him. It has found extensive use by the company Z, a version of whose engine is shown in the third pic. Give me the name of the person and the company.





























































Answer: This is Felix Wankel, and his Wankel Engine, also known as the Rotary Engine. Mazda has been using it extensively in its range of automobiles.
Interesting bit of trivia, quoting Wiki:
"Felix Wankel, at the NSU Motorenwerke AG, first conceived the design of his rotary engine in 1954. The so-called KKM 57 (the Wankel rotary engine) was constructed by NSU engineer Hanns Dieter Paschke in 1957 without the knowledge of Felix Wankel, who remarked "you've turned my race horse into a plow mare". "

9 comments:

Prondi said...

looks like the rotary engine also known as the wankel engine.. so i guess the person is mr. Wankel himself and the company mazda..

John Rebus said...

The Wankel Engine, designed by Felix Wankel and used extensively by Mazda

pretty vacant said...

x-Felix Wankel
engine is called Wankel engine
z- Mazda

Akarsh said...

Person is Felix Wankel
Company is Mazda

Akarsh said...

Felix Wankel, Mazda

Dhaval Thakker said...

Wankel engine extensively used by Mazda

Anonymous said...

The Wankel E/n .
- Madhu

Anonymous said...

Wankel "Rotary" engine used by Mazda (WX8 commercially available in the US)

- Rajesh Krithi

Sravan said...

william Boeing and Boeing

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Overdrive mode!

Due apologies for the long hiatus. Here is a question to kick the blog into overdrive. :-)
The person X designed the engine shown in the second picture that is named after him. It has found extensive use by the company Z, a version of whose engine is shown in the third pic. Give me the name of the person and the company.





























































Answer: This is Felix Wankel, and his Wankel Engine, also known as the Rotary Engine. Mazda has been using it extensively in its range of automobiles.
Interesting bit of trivia, quoting Wiki:
"Felix Wankel, at the NSU Motorenwerke AG, first conceived the design of his rotary engine in 1954. The so-called KKM 57 (the Wankel rotary engine) was constructed by NSU engineer Hanns Dieter Paschke in 1957 without the knowledge of Felix Wankel, who remarked "you've turned my race horse into a plow mare". "

9 comments:

Prondi said...

looks like the rotary engine also known as the wankel engine.. so i guess the person is mr. Wankel himself and the company mazda..

John Rebus said...

The Wankel Engine, designed by Felix Wankel and used extensively by Mazda

pretty vacant said...

x-Felix Wankel
engine is called Wankel engine
z- Mazda

Akarsh said...

Person is Felix Wankel
Company is Mazda

Akarsh said...

Felix Wankel, Mazda

Dhaval Thakker said...

Wankel engine extensively used by Mazda

Anonymous said...

The Wankel E/n .
- Madhu

Anonymous said...

Wankel "Rotary" engine used by Mazda (WX8 commercially available in the US)

- Rajesh Krithi

Sravan said...

william Boeing and Boeing