Mazda has just triggered our curiosity with the release of a shadowy teaser of a new sports car concept that will debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show on October 30.
Beyond the dark image through which we see a curvy body with an elongated hood and a stubby tail with twin exhaust pipes, Mazda also shared the following (short) statement about the conceptual coupe:
“The design of the sports car concept to be unveiled in Tokyo is modern but maintains a sense of lineage and authenticity, appearing almost to condense Mazda’s entire history of sports car development into a single model.”
Yes, we know what most of you are probably thinking right now…”Could this study hint at the return of the RX-7 rotary-powered sports car for Mazda?” and we don’t blame you, as the same thought crossed our minds too, but we don’t have any information in our hands to support this – yet.
Mazda is certainly lacking a closed-top sports car in its range after the demise of the RX-8 and there have been countless rumors –some even spurred by statements made by Mazda officials- about the company working on a coupe for the near future.
Together with this sports study, the Japanese brand will have a total of 14 models at its Tokyo Motor Show stand, including the production-intent crossover concept KOERU in its first appearance in Japan, two racing-spec Mazda MX-5s and, for what it’s worth, the Cosmo Sport (110S outside Japan), which was introduced in 1967 as Mazda’s first production Rotary Engine-powered model.