How about we compare apples to apples then? Find me a "torqueless" 20B or 26B dyno chart.
What I think most people fail to realize is just how much more money has gone into R&D of a piston engine over a rotary.
LOL you serious? How many R26B's did Mazda produce I'm guess over all production from 767 and 787 is well under 100 in total. Good fucking luck buying an factory R26B, even if you could source one I'm guess it would cost atleast 50k and replacement parts would be impossible to find. Lets be somewhat fucking realistic.
"What I think most people fail to realize is just how much more money has gone into R&D of a piston engine over a rotary".
No shit specifically I'm talking about LSx series motors and there basically unchanged since the first gen SBC. For fuck sake they use god damn single cam 2v per cylinder configuration. It's pretty clear why major manufactures choice reciprocating engines its obviously far more efficient every area. The only benefit wankels have is they do deal with internal stresses of the violent acceleration from forward and backward motion from pistons and rods. The biggest advances in technology is the machining process. R&D isn't as big of a factor on the actual design of the motor as much as bolt on components such as direct injection, VTG turbochargers, and more sophisticated electronic packages.