These Are The Craziest Wankel Cars Ever Made (That Aren't Mazdas)

The Wankel engine is the greatest automotive engine story that never was. It was the way of the future, a simpler engine for an easier life. And today, not one single car is being made with one. Mazda gave it a go for a few years with greats like the 787B and the RX-7, but they weren't the only ones. » 7/27/13 1:38pm 7/27/13 1:38pm

Project Car Hell, Alphabet Soup Edition: TVR or NSU?

Welcome to Project Car Hell » 9/24/08 5:40pm 9/24/08 5:40pm, where you choose your eternity by selecting the project that's the coolest... and the most hellish! Last time around, we saw the Chevy-powered RX-7 beat the Nissan-powered Corona in the race to the Lake Of Fire, according to the results of the Before you've slipped beneath the sulf'rous…

Project Car Hell: Interceptor or NSU Wankel?

With the Olds blasting the Chrysler by a decisive margin in yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll, we figured it was time to go across the water and get a couple of seriously cool- yet sanity-shreddingly difficult- sporty cars for you to choose from today. And, just because no choices are easy in Hell, we're going to… » 9/12/07 5:30pm 9/12/07 5:30pm

Kids of Today Must Defend Themselves Against the Hoons of the 70s.

While it is very true that we are stoked to be alive at a time when 400hp, AWD and bacon saving computers are de rigeur, we have to admit that 70s-style hoonism looks like big, dumb fun. No, this is not a demolition derby. The footage is in fact being filmed at the Nurburgring Nordschleife — probably at the infamous… » 1/18/07 1:49pm 1/18/07 1:49pm

Another Ass-Engined Nazi Slot Car: The NSU Prinz 4!

Before the hate mail starts flowing, Neckarsulmer Strickmaschinenfabrik produced the infamous Kettenkrad tank-bike thingy. Moving on. In 1955 NSU was the world's largest motorcycle producer. But, like Dutch truck maker DAF, they knew the real action was in 600cc microcars, and released an ugly, miserable ride with a… » 12/11/06 11:00am 12/11/06 11:00am