1. Mazda 787B
Win Le Mans and you win this top ten list. The 787B isn’t just the only rotary powered vehicle to every win Le Mans, it is the only Japanese vehicle to win as well. In an ironic twist to rotary engine’s reputation for a lack of dependability and poor fuel consumption, it was actually superior fuel economy and reliability that gave this Mazda the win as faster competition fell by the wayside during the famed 24 hour race.
Powering this monster was a turbocharged 26B four rotor engine that could 900 hp, but was de-tuned to 700 hp for reliability. To this day the orange and green #55 787B is regarded as one of the coolest race cars ever made, thanks to the quirky rotary.