Mazda Sports Car Concept Tokyo
As if rumors of an RX-8 successor weren’t strong enough, Mazda will fuel the fire with a new sports car concept headed to the 2015 Tokyo auto show in November. An early teaser photo gives a glimpse of the concept car’s rear-three-quarter view, displaying a sleek, fastback coupe silhouette that has us eager to see more of this exciting new Mazda. The unnamed Mazda concept car looks to have classic sports car proportions, with a long hood, a curved greenhouse, and a sharply raked rear window that tapers into a short decklid. In some ways, the overall shape reminds us of the Mercedes-AMG GT, especially the curved, bulging rear fenders. Though Mazda hasn’t provided any additional information about the new sports car concept yet, it’s possible that a rotary engine is under the hood. The company has previously denied rumors of a new RX model, but did say that a team of engineers is still working on rotary technology. Mazda’s assertion that the concept is meant to “condense Mazda’s entire history of sports car development” suggests that it will somehow fit into the RX-7 and RX-8 family tree. If the rotary is not in play, look for one of Mazda’s Skyactiv piston engines to power this concept, if the company releases mechanical details at all. We can’t wait to hear more about this upcoming concept car, so stay tuned for more information from Mazda as we near the car’s Tokyo debut in November.