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Former boss died at Mazda phased out the rotary engine inlast used in the RX-8 sports car. He would eventually become President of Mazda inChairman untiland continue to serve as an advisor to the company after his retirement.

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Kenichi Yamamoto, champion of Mazda’s rotary engine, dies at 95

Though it may have been conceived by Felix Wankel, it was Yamamoto who studied, developed and nurtured it into a viable product.

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InYamamoto was appointed to lead a project to come up with fuel-saving innovations. He became president of Mazda in and chairman two years later. Explore the Home Gift Guide.


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Sign up for free newsletters Daily Summary weekdays. He is true automotive rohary. I still have photos of us shaking hands and chatting back then.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. One by one, they dropped out of contention to make this remarkable engine a reality, but Mazda persevered and has now [as of ] produced more than 1.

RIP Kenichi Yamamoto, Father of the Mazda Rotary Engine, 1922-2017

We stuck to it with persistence. Yamamoto then drove Toyo Kogyo President Tsunegi Matsuda across Japan for two weeks, showcasing the technology rotarh dealerships and banks — and making gamamoto case for the automaker’s survival in a government-dictated industry. A bona fide legend in the automotive world and a national hero in his engune country of Japan, Yamamoto has become synonymous with the rotary engine, having literally written the books on it.

I am sad to read of his passing, but glad that I got to meet Mr. Yes, I’d like to receive information and whitepapers from select third-party partners of Automotive News. He was in my opinion, a great man who with his engineering team stood alone with the development of the rotary engine.

RIP Kenichi Yamamoto, Father of the Mazda Rotary Engine, | Japanese Nostalgic Car

Yamamoto’s collaboration with Wankel and other German engineers appealed to the Japanese government, which wanted to break into the international market. Great machines conceived by even greater people.


The rest, as they say, is history. Yamamoto was born in Kumamoto Prefecture, though he would subsequently move with his family to Hiroshima City. He began examining them during his off time, carefully checking the specs and tolerances on the transmission components he was yanamoto. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

May you rest with the Auto. Mazda today is nothing; its lost its soul, having for all intents abandoned the rotary, despite teasing us year on year with auto show visions, yamajoto always get good coverage, but fail to get beyond the shows closure. I am happy being a romanticist.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Keenichi email address will not be published. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Negishi no Keibajo said: The rotary is an exceptional case where one company and one man made the difference — without Yamamoto-san, the rotary would have slipped beneath the waves of time leaving barely a trace of an obscure, short-lived German marque.