While the Mazda RX-8 and the last RX-7 were offered only as coupes, the second-generation RX-7 did offer a Convertible variant starting in 1988.
This was good enough of an excuse for renderings specialist X-Tomi to turn Mazda’s spectacular RX-Vision coupe study into a roadster.
The RX-Vision works really well as a roadster too – some might say it looks even better. It doesn’t matter really whether Mazda builds a drop-top version of its future RX Wankel-powered sports car. All that counts is that the project for a follow-up to the RX-8 becomes reality.
Mazda describes its gorgeous RX-Vision study unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show as a front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car with KODO design-based proportions that’s powered by the next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine. That’s music to any car lover’s ears, so let’s hope Mazda uses as many design cues as possible from the RX-Vision for its next rotary-powered sports car.