Attention! Attention! The first Wankel-engined car was not a Mazda, in case you forgot. No, the first rotary was this charming little beast, the NSU Wankel Spider, from 1964. It was rear-engined, too!

I think it’s the only rear-engined rotary car built? I think?

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Jason Torchinsky

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)