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Powertrain Planning Dept
Tetsuo Fujitomi, in charge of powertrain development for the next MX-5, sometimes transforms into a miniature version of himself, as if he were one of the crew in the Fantastic Voyage. The expression on his face becomes deep and thoughtful, he sometimes closes his eyes, and just like in the movie, he imagines himself entering the insides of the engine or transmission he is working on. Observing the inner wall of the intake pipe, he ponders if the air can really flow freely through the pipe. Staring at how the gears of the transmission engage with the other parts, he wonders how to make them rotate more smoothly.
----"I made a mistake in the past. There was a screw that I didn't set carefully enough in the interior of the engine's air filter housing, and which resulted in cases of the screw coming loose and falling off after long periods of use. It could be considered a mistake of youth and inexperience. But when I reflected back on that mistake, it dawned on me what I had to do. I myself had to become the air and oil that travels through the engine and feel what happens inside."