Mazda Gets Our Rotaries Spinning With RX-Vision Concept

Mazda‘s new RX-VISION concept looks even more spectacular in the flesh.

This amazing concept is Mazda’s way of telling us that the RX model linage is not dead and it still represents an important part of the Japanese car maker’s identity. Now, bear in mind that the RX-VISION is just a concept-car, and it will probably remain that way for quite some time – or at least until Mazda sorts everything up with its rotary program.

Yes, it hides a Wankel engine under the hood, and yes, it offers a glimpse into the Japanese car maker’s future, but for now (at least) it remains a study, as Mazda stated:

It “represents a vision of the future that Mazda hopes to one day make into reality; a front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car” with “KODO design-based proportions” that’s powered by the next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine”.

Speaking of proportions, its clever design cues might make it appear bigger than it actually is. In fact, measuring 4,389mm long, 1,925mm wide and 1,160mm tall the RX-VISION is smaller than the RX-8, albeit wider.

In fact, it’s overall aspect, with the elongated hood and shortened rear-end, makes it reminiscent of a grand tourer, only with Mazda’s own take and style built into it. But we can’t imagine it as a mile-munching automobile, especially as it comes with a 10,000 rpm rev limiter and a manual gearbox.

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