TII Engine: Affordable, Readily Available, and the best Mazda rotary transmission came attached to it. Turbo(s) quiet the exhaust system down and play into the Gran Touring effect of cruising in comfort and having the passing power hidden on tap. Ideally, I would have wanted some 13b-RE based platform, but availability and price for a budget this tight wasn’t going to happen. A studded TII motor will handle anything I throw at it, especially since I’m safely using e85, alcohol premix run through a 2-stroke reservoir in the engine bay, and water/methanol injection.
It’s built to be as durable and practical as possible with a powerband that isn’t PEAKY at 550-600whp, but rather broad in comparison to most turbo rotaries. By overbuilding the car, I’m able to do this and realistically, I could even do something closer to 450whp on this turbo and have power everywhere.
Regardless, this Fractal has one major drawback. Tires. There’s no way I’ll be able to get enough traction by geometry and excellent suspension. It’s going to still be a driver’s car once I really start putting power into it.