If my thoughts on the NSU RO 80 don't seem objective to you today, I have an explanation. I'm a Wankel fan, but Mazda isn't to blame for that, not NSU. That shapes. Recently, I keep catching myself with the idea of liking a Mazda MX 30 R-EV. Which has a Wankel engine as a range extender.
The NSU RO 80, on the other hand, is one of the types of cars that my parents' generation thought was great. Great, mind you. They rarely had the courage to buy. Too bad, because the Wankel stood for departure and engineering. At a time when you wanted to believe in the future, found it quite exciting and challenging and accepted the challenge. And not stuck to the pavement or picture frames in frustration.
You shouldn't just attach the RO 80 to its engine either. He was also visionary in other disciplines and is something like the German DS. A design icon.
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