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    Official news release:

    HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled the rotary-powered Mazda RX-VISION sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show*1 today. The rotary engine is a symbol of the company’s “never-stop-challenging” spirit.

    RX-VISION represents a vision of the future that Mazda hopes to one day make into reality; a front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car with exquisite, KODO design-based proportions only Mazda could envision, and powered by the next-generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine.

    Rotary engines feature a unique construction, generating power through the rotational motion of a triangular rotor. Overcoming numerous technical difficulties, Mazda succeeded in commercializing the rotary engine, fitting it in the Cosmo Sport (known as Mazda 110S overseas) in 1967. As the only automaker to mass-produce the rotary engine, Mazda continued efforts to improve power output, fuel economy and durability, and in 1991 took overall victory at 24 Hours of Le Mans with a rotary engine-powered race car. Over the years, the rotary engine has come to symbolize Mazda’s creativity and tireless endeavor in the face of difficult challenges.

    While mass production is currently on hold, Mazda has never stopped research and development efforts towards the rotary engine. The next rotary engine has been named SKYACTIV-R, expressing the company’s determination to take on challenges with convention-defying aspirations and the latest technology, just as it did when developing SKAYCTIV TECHNOLOGY.

    “I look forward to talking with you more about this vision we have revealed here today at the Mazda stand,” said Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO, Masamichi Kogai. “Mazda will continue to take on new challenges in an effort to build a special bond with our customers and become their ‘one and only’ brand.”

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    I love the simplicity of the interior. It's like looking at a 69 'Vette or 71 Ferrari Daytona. Just the bare essentials. Exterior is so clean and unfussy. Diametrically opposed the the overwrought C7. Much like the ND, this car really likes to play with the light. That's more like architecture and cinematography. You are as deeply concerned with how the light plays off and informs the surfaces as the how the surface appears in diffuse shadowless lighting. Shape like this triggers all sorts of emotions as it rolls by in the evening or twilight. The ND does that to me too.

    Bravo Matsuda!
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    Absolutely stunning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilio700 View Post
    I love the simplicity of the interior. It's like looking at a 69 'Vette or 71 Ferrari Daytona. Just the bare essentials. Exterior is so clean and unfussy. Diametrically opposed the the overwrought C7. Much like the ND, this car really likes to play with the light. That's more like architecture and cinematography. You are as deeply concerned with how the light plays off and informs the surfaces as the how the surface appears in diffuse shadowless lighting. Shape like this triggers all sorts of emotions as it rolls by in the evening or twilight. The ND does that to me too.

    Bravo Matsuda!
    Just enough of the FD visible in the rear to create a sense of lineage, yet the front and sides are fresh and new. It's a very simple design everywhere. It's so clean, it'd be a shame to put door handles on it.

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