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PostHeaderIcon Mazda’s Skyactiv-X Technology Could Make the Wankel Rotary Engine Feasible Again

The return of rotary engines in Mazda’s stable has been a constant rumor ever since the last Mazda RX-8 left the factory what seems like an eternity ago. The Japanese manufacturer acknowledges this and, now, with the introduction of the Skyactiv-X engine in the new Mazda3, we might finally see the Wankel technology return in a modern guise.

Mazda unveiled the new Mazda Mazda3 at the L.A. Auto Show this week and it’s a looker, there’s no doubt about. It gets better when you realize that it also features some neat technology in the form of the Skyactiv-X engine which attempts to replicate the way diesel engines work with a gas engine. This new technology might be the gateway to a return of the rotary engine. We already know Mazda plans to bring the Wankel back and use it as a range extender for some of its hybrid cars in the future but we’re hoping for more, we’re hoping for a new RX, and this might be the way to get it.

PostHeaderIcon Father Of The Mazda Rotary, Kenichi Yamamoto, Passes Away at 95

On December 20th, Kenichi Yamamoto, a true icon in the world of Japanese automobiles, passed away at his home in Japan. He was 95 years old. Yamamoto is often credited as the driving force behind the creation of such incredible Mazdas as the Cosmo, the RX-2, the RX-3, the RX-4, the RX-7, and the 787B race car, earning him the nickname “Father of the Mazda Rotary.”

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“Kenichi Yamamoto was both an engineer and president at Mazda, and played a large role in bringing the rotary engine to production vehicles”

Kenichi Yamamoto was both an engineer and president at Mazda, and played a large role in bringing the rotary engine to production vehicles. His family announced his death to Japanese media on Christmas day.

Born in Kumamoto Prefecture in 1922, Yamamoto and his family subsequently moved to Hiroshima City. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering in 1944, later landing a job with the Kawanishi Aircraft Company. In 1945, Yamamoto was recruited into the Japanese Navy just before the war’s end.

Afterwards, he returned to his hometown of Hiroshima, which had been utterly devastated by the atomic bomb. His sister had been killed, but his mother had survived and required Yamamoto’s care. As Japan struggled to recover from the war, Yamamoto looked for work, eventually finding a position with Toyo Kogyo, the parent company to Mazda at the time. There, he worked to piece together differentials and transmissions for three-wheeled trucks, but was never really given the opportunity to put his engineering skills to work.


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“Yamamoto worked diligently, even checking the tolerances of the various parts be assembled against blueprints he happened to find while working. The extra effort got him noticed, and the company brass promoted him”

However, Yamamoto worked diligently, even checking the tolerances of the various parts be assembled against blueprints he happened to find while working, essentially becoming his own quality control expert. The extra effort got him noticed, and the company brass promoted him to the engineering department where, at the age of 25, he designed Mazda’s first OHV engine.

In 1959, Yamamoto became deputy manager of Engine and Vehicle Design, and oversaw the brand’s first passenger car, the R360. Later, he became part of the “47 Ronin,” an elite group of engineers selected to run the company’s Rotary Engine Division. His work with the 47 Ronin culminated in the release of the Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S in 1967, the company’s first rotary passenger car, and its first sports car to boot.


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“Yamamoto later became one of the “47 Ronin,” an elite group of engineers selected to run the company's Rotary Engine Division. His work there culminated in the release of the Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S in 1967.”

Yamamoto later helped to develop the rotary platform to become more efficient under revised air quality control standards, and even wrote an entire engineering book delving into the intricacies of the triangle-shaped engine. He became Mazda’s president in 1984, and held a position as chairman until 1992.

In addition to the Cosmo and RX line of vehicles, Yamamoto also helped to develop the 787B, noteworthy as the first (and thus far, only) Japanese car to take top honors at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.


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“At the launch of the RX-8, Yamamoto wrote of the “techno-romanticist spirit,” a fusion of romance and technology that helped birth a laundry list of iconic rotary-powered machines under his unwavering creative energy”

Yamamoto was inducted into the Japanese Automotive Hall of Fame in 2007, recognizing his incredible contributions to Mazda and the industry as a whole.

At the launch of Mazda’s last rotary-powered car, the RX-8, Yamamoto wrote of the “techno-romanticist spirit,” a fusion of romance and technology that helped birth a laundry list of iconic rotary-powered machines under his unwavering creative energy. It’s this spirit that we hope lives on well into the future.

References

Mazda Cosmo


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Read our full review on the 1967-1972 Mazda Cosmo.

Mazda RX-7


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Read our full review on the 2001 Mazda RX-7.

Mazda 787B


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Read our full review on the 1991 Mazda 787B.

Mazda RX-8


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Read our full review on the 2011 Mazda RX-8.

PostHeaderIcon New Rumors Point To 2019 Release Of Mazda RX-9, Tokyo Motor Show Debut

When you get right down to it, Mazda’s lineup is just begging for a new RX. Never mind the demands from the fan boys – here we have an automaker that infuses each and every model its got with a little “zoom-zoom” magic, from its sedans to its SUVs. At the moment, the sportiest Mazda on the market is the MX-5, one of the most epic compact drop-tops that money can buy. But in an age of four-figure hypercars, the 155-horse MX-5 can’t always cut the mustard, no matter how well it handles. What Mazda needs now is something bigger, faster, and more powerful, a coupe with the soul of the Miata, but the beating heart of a high-end performance machine. Something like, I dunno, a new RX? Welp, rumor has it that’s exactly what we might get in October at the Tokyo Motor Show, with an on-sale date sometime in 2019.

That’s the news from our friends over at Motor 1, who cite “several Web sites in Asia” claiming Mazda might introduce a new generation of its rotary sports car this year. Of course, Motor 1 is quick to point out that the rumors are flimsy at best, and to take them with an appropriately sized grain of salt. But hey, hope springs eternal, especially amongst RX fans, so read on for some of the juicy details.

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PostHeaderIcon Mazda Says No To Rotary Engine and Larger Sports Car

Mazda is famous for many things, but the rotary-engined sports cars are the company’s most iconic creations to date. So, it’s by no means surprising that enthusiasts have been clamoring for a successor to the RX-8 ever since the four-door coupe was discontinued in 2012. However, despite recent rumors that the Japanese automaker is working on a rotary sports car, it seems that Mazda doesn’t have any actual plans to build a production model.

Speaking to Automotive News, Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai broke heartbreaking news for rotary fans, saying that Mazda isn’t yet ready to produce an engine that would meet future emissions regulations.

“We ended production of the RX-8 with the rotary engine. But if we were to restart production of the rotary engine again, we need to make sure it wouldn’t be just short-lived. We need it to meet future emissions regulations. We are still conducting our r&d activity to overcome any issues we have with emissions and fuel efficiency,” he said, adding that a range-extender rotary is more likely to arrive first.

“Considering regulations such as the zero-emissions vehicle mandate, electrification is a technology we need to introduce in the near future. The range extender would be the first,” he added.

Unfortunately, the bad news doesn’t stop here, as Kogai also told the outlet that a larger sports car that would slot above the MX-5 is out of the question right now. Kogai’s firm “No” comes as a blow to the head following reports claiming that the gorgeous RX-Vision Concept is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2019 with the RX-7 moniker. Needless to say, it could still happen in the future, but Kogai made it clear that such a car isn’t even on the drawing table. It may take a while…

Rotary aside, the CEO also confirmed that Mazda is working on a new generation of SkyActiv technologies that will find its way into production cars by March 2019. The Japanese carmaker also wants to move upmarket and distinguish itself from the other mainstream brands from the country. This overhaul will begin with the next-generation Mazda6, Mazda3, and CX-3, which are set to get “major updates.”

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PostHeaderIcon Next-Gen Mazda3 to Take DNA from Mazda RX-Vision Concept

When Mazda unveiled the RX-Vision at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, car enthusiasts all over the world began dreaming about a next-generation RX-7 that would include many of the concept’s spectacular styling cues. And, with Mazda having already confirmed that a rotary-engined RX-7 is indeed underway, a production-ready version of the RX-Vision is still a few years away. More recently though, the Japanese automaker revealed that the concept will inspire more vehicles from the company’s lineup, the first of which will be the next-generation Mazda3.

That’s the word from Mazda’s newly-appointed North American design director, Julien Montousse. Speaking to CarBuzz, which asked him whether the RX-Vision will become more than just a design study, Montousse confirmed that the some of its styling cues will find their way on future products.

“The RX-Vision is a breakthrough in Mazda design. We wanted to expand and capture more sophistication and the wow factor. This is the next evolutionary step for our Kodo design language. We wanted to generate an emotional reaction from the public. This design direction will inspire the future Mazda lineup, such as the next Mazda3,” he said.

This is definitely great news as the RX-Vision is quite the gorgeous concept, even if the next Mazda3 won’t be as sleek and sporty. So, what are we to expect from this mash-up? Among the first things that Mazda will probably transfer from the RX-Vision onto the Mazda3 will be the larger front grille and the slim headlamps with thin LED inserts carved into the body. The compact could also get the blacked-out trim, most likely on its more expensive models, and a sportier roofline. I don’t see the concept’s taillights making it on the Mazda3, but the rear end should also get slimmer light units to go with the sportier design.

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PostHeaderIcon Mazda RX-9 Tipped For 2020 Launch

Either dreams do come true or Mazda has been manipulating us all along. Four months after the automaker’s global director and senior managing executive officer Yuji Nakemine doused rumors of an RX sports car, a new report from Japan’s Holiday Auto magazine indicates that the long-awaited sports car successor to the RX-7 and RX-8 is actually going to be built.

According to the magazine, the model will be called the RX-9 and it will be launched on January 2020 as one of the highlights of the Japanese automaker’s upcoming 100th anniversary. The full details surrounding the new sports car have yet to be revealed, but some interesting nuggets of information have been mentioned, none more important that Mazda’s plan to use a new 1.6-liter twin-rotary engine that may or may not come with turbocharging and compression ignition. It is believed that the powertrain will be able to produce around 400 horsepower. A previous rumor indicated that the powertrain will actually come in a hybrid setup to allow electric turbocharging. That said, the new report from Holiday Auto made no mention of that specific configuration.

The magazine did say that Mazda is looking at a weight of no more than 1,300 kilos (2,204 pounds) for the RX-9. The objective, it appears, is to keep the weight as low as possible to improve the car’s aerodynamics and maximize the potential of the new rotary engine. Such a setup would make the RX-9 a potent performance coupe that can live up to the expectations of being one of the highlights of the company’s centenary celebrations.

A concept version has been touted to make an appearance at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show with the final production model scheduled to appear two years later at the same show.

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PostHeaderIcon Mazda Douses Rumors Of RX Sports Car

Rumors of the Mazda’s plan to bring back a new RX sports car may be only that for now. Excited as we all are about these whispers, Mazda Corporation’s global director and senior managing executive officer, Yuji Nakemine, has turned the tables on that enthusiasm, saying that the company has no “specific plans” to create a production model of the Mazda RX-Vision, the concept that was rumored to pave the way for the return of the RX sports coupe.

Speaking with CarAdvice Australia, Nakemine described the intention behind the RX-Vision concept as nothing more but a “dream of bringing that to market in the future.” While there may still be hope of seeing the return of the RX down the road, it appears that Mazda isn’t in any rush to do it at the moment. Nakemine touched on a handful of reasons behind this stance and it appears that priorities and money are the biggest obstacles the company is facing in bringing back the RX.

At the moment, the Japanese automaker’s remains on the MX-5, the iconic sports carthat is only entering the beginning of its current generation run. Even if the MX-5 essentially sells itself in a lot of markets, Mazda is still keeping an eye out on what it can do to make those sales volumes grow. Having another model to deal with will shift some of that focus, something the automaker can’t afford to do if it hopes to make “good money” off of the MX-5.

On that note, the issue with money and the status of the RX is a real one. Nakemine made that point very clear when he said that developing a new sports car that will carry the RX badge takes a lot of money to do. Not that the company is cash-strapped at the moment, but there is that belief within Mazda that unless it can provide the finances to fund engineering and development resources, it’s not going to jump into those waters just because there’s public demand to do it.

As the executive said, the RX-Vision is an important concept for Mazda, not only because of the response it received when it was unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, but more importantly because of what it could turn into when the company recalibrates its priorities.

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PostHeaderIcon Patent Application Reveals Mazda's Plan To Bring Back Rotary Engine

This may be jumping the gun a little considering that Mazda itself hasn’t made any confirmation past promises that it’s “doing all it can to bring a rotary to the market” but if this recent patent application by the Japanese automaker tells us anything, it’s that the rotary’s return could happen sooner than later. Granted, nothing has been confirmed yet and there are enough reasons to believe that this patent, as clear and concrete as it looks, should still not be treated as gospel. At least not yet.

About the engine, a long and thorough look at the patent reveals a few important things about its particular design. For starters, Mazda has swapped the locations of the intake port and the exhaust port. Older designs of the Wankel had the intake port at the top of the engine, while the exhaust port resided down low. The rationale behind the switch seems to be catered on Mazda’s desire for easier engine mounting, which in turn helps improve the car’s overall center of gravity.

You’ll also notice that the space from the exhaust port to the turbocharger is a little shorter now. It’s unclear why Mazda designed it like this, but my guess is that it has something to do with ensuring less turbo lag while also allowing for a close-mounted catalyst to sit on top of the engine and help overall emissions, arguably the most glaring problem of the old Wankels.

Clearly, Mazda designed this patent with the intention of using the rotary engine in a future model. That’s the exciting part. What’s less certain is which model it’s going to use it on. Could it be on a production version of the RX-Vision Concept that we saw at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show? All signs seem to point to the returning RX as the car-of-choice that’ll get the new rotary engines, but until Mazda gives the official word, it’s important to remember this is still just a patent application, and more importantly, that Mazda’s plans are still unknown.

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PostHeaderIcon Patent Application Reveals Mazda's Plan To Bring Back Rotary Engine

This may be jumping the gun a little considering that Mazda itself hasn’t made any confirmation past promises that it’s “doing all it can to bring a rotary to the market” but if this recent patent application by the Japanese automaker tells us anything, it’s that the rotary’s return could happen sooner than later. Granted, nothing has been confirmed yet and there are enough reasons to believe that this patent, as clear and concrete as it looks, should still not be treated as gospel. At least not yet.

About the engine, a long and thorough look at the patent reveals a few important things about its particular design. For starters, Mazda has swapped the locations of the intake port and the exhaust port. Older designs of the Wankel had the intake port at the top of the engine, while the exhaust port resided down low. The rationale behind the switch seems to be catered on Mazda’s desire for easier engine mounting, which in turn helps improve the car’s overall center of gravity.

You’ll also notice that the space from the exhaust port to the turbocharger is a little shorter now. It’s unclear why Mazda designed it like this, but my guess is that it has something to do with ensuring less turbo lag while also allowing for a close-mounted catalyst to sit on top of the engine and help overall emissions, arguably the most glaring problem of the old Wankels.

Clearly, Mazda designed this patent with the intention of using the rotary engine in a future model. That’s the exciting part. What’s less certain is which model it’s going to use it on. Could it be on a production version of the RX-Vision Concept that we saw at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show? All signs seem to point to the returning RX as the car-of-choice that’ll get the new rotary engines, but until Mazda gives the official word, it’s important to remember this is still just a patent application, and more importantly, that Mazda’s plans are still unknown.

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PostHeaderIcon Love Comes In The Form Of This 1973 Mazda RX-3: Video

The love affair between man and car has once again been captured by the fine folks over at Petrolicious. This time, the spotlight focuses on mixed martial artist Savant Young and his 1973 Mazda RX-3. Fans of Jay Leno’s Garage might remember this exact car appearing in an episode back in August 2015 and though some months have passed since we last saw it, the car hasn’t lost its appeal whatsoever.

First, here’s a little refresher about the car. The Mazda RX-3 Savanna was sold in the U.S. from 1971 to 1978 and was regarded as the rotary-engined version of the 808 Grand Familia. It was also considered as a quality race car in its day, thanks in large part to its ability to crank out as much as 105 horsepower, a number that was pretty high at that time.

Young’s RX3 still exudes that same 70’s hatchback spirit, even if the MMA fighter himself admitted that it’s been through extensive upgrades and modifications. He’s dropped the car’s engine entirely, instead fitting a rotary engine running gear from the second-generation Mazda RX-7 and installing a turbocharger. He also made changes to the body, specifically the rear end, which was actually taken from a Toyota Hilux half-ton pickup. Even the wheels and tires are new, as are the brakes, which are now made from aerospace components. Even the car’s color was lifted from Lamborghini’s color palette.

As many changes as the car has undergone in the 15 years that Young has owned it, what remains is the driver’s affection for his one-of-a-kind ride. It may not be the fastest car or the most-modern looking. It doesn’t even handle quite well on tight corners as Young himself admitted. But, in his eyes, it’s the only car worth caring about. That’s the kind of love affair between man and car that really transcends the traditional relationships between the two.


PostHeaderIcon New Mazda RX Sports Car Could Come With A Turbocharged Rotary Engine

Rumors are meant to be debunked, and yet something about this doozy of a twist has us wishing it would come true. Apparently, there has been a lot of whispers coming out of Mazda surrounding the return of the company’s rotary engine. Now this isn’t the first time that such a rumor has come out, but according to Australian auto site Motoring, the unorthodox engine could be making a comeback to coincide with the return of an RX-badged sports car.

Without diving into any specifics, Mazda’s drivetrain and powertrain assistant manager Tetsushi Marutani told Motoring that the Japanese automaker is currently working on a new rotary engine that could be configured to come with a pair of turbochargers. Marutani-san notes that rotary engines don’t carry the same amount of low-speed torque as other engines. The idea of slapping on a turbocharger or two to the configuration could help it achieve the power level it needs for use on the new RX while also improving fuel economy.

The Mazda exec didn’t dive into the details of the engine, but a separate Mazda source indicated that Mazda is developing a 1.6-liter, hybrid, turbocharged, rotary engine that will make close to 450 horsepower. The hybrid setup would allow electric turbocharging to add power at low RPM levels while a traditional turbocharger would be used at high RPM levels.

Such a scenario addresses Marutani’s concerns and would make the new RX fit for the current climate of the industry, something Mazda knows will be important in determining how the new sports car will be received by the public.

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PostHeaderIcon New Mazda RX Sports Car Could Come With A Turbocharged Rotary Engine

Rumors are meant to be debunked, and yet something about this doozy of a twist has us wishing it would come true. Apparently, there has been a lot of whispers coming out of Mazda surrounding the return of the company’s rotary engine. Now this isn’t the first time that such a rumor has come out, but according to Australian auto site Motoring, the unorthodox engine could be making a comeback to coincide with the return of an RX-badged sports car.

Without diving into any specifics, Mazda’s drivetrain and powertrain assistant manager Tetsushi Marutani told Motoring that the Japanese automaker is currently working on a new rotary engine that could be configured to come with a pair of turbochargers. Marutani-san notes that rotary engines don’t carry the same amount of low-speed torque as other engines. The idea of slapping on a turbocharger or two to the configuration could help it achieve the power level it needs for use on the new RX while also improving fuel economy.

The Mazda exec didn’t dive into the details of the engine, but a separate Mazda source indicated that Mazda is developing a 1.6-liter, hybrid, turbocharged, rotary engine that will make close to 450 horsepower. The hybrid setup would allow electric turbocharging to add power at low RPM levels while a traditional turbocharger would be used at high RPM levels.

Such a scenario addresses Marutani’s concerns and would make the new RX fit for the current climate of the industry, something Mazda knows will be important in determining how the new sports car will be received by the public.

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PostHeaderIcon Petrolicious Shines The Spotlight On The Mazda RX-2: Video

Over the past few months, Petrolicious has featured some of the world’s most overlooked classic vehicles. Yes, for every Porsche 911 or Mazda MX-5, there’s an Aston Martin DBS V8 or a Porsche 912. The point of each of these episodes isn’t so much about the cars itself, but the stories behind these cars, as told by their owners. The most recent episode follows that template and features Jason Humble and his 1971 Mazda RX-2.

For those who don’t remember, the Mazda RX-2, otherwise known as the Mazda 626, was first built in 1970 and lasted six generations until 2002. It was eventually replaced by the model we now refer to as the Mazda 6. Ok, enough history lessons because this particular episode of Petrolicious isn’t a history lesson of the car, but rather touches on the relationship between Humble and his beloved RX-2. Unlike most stories about car owners and their favorite cars, Humble’s story with the RX-2 began after he bought the car as a bare shell and worked on restoring it back to its old, pristine glory. It took him three years to do it, but once the Herschel Orange paint dried on the RX-2’s body, Humble used it to compete in vintage racing in 2005 against the likes of the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaros.

Racing roots aside, Humbles devotion to his RX-2 is the other fascinating part about this episode. According to the man himself, cleaning his RX-2 has become a daily routine for him, not because of vanity reasons but because he just wants his car to look as spic and span all day, every day.

Do check out this episode and after watching it, ask yourself this question: am I as devoted to my car as Jason Humble is to his Mazda RX-2? After a little while, you’ll be surprised at your answer.


PostHeaderIcon Petrolicious Shines The Spotlight On The Mazda RX-2: Video

Over the past few months, Petrolicious has featured some of the world’s most overlooked classic vehicles. Yes, for every Porsche 911 or Mazda MX-5, there’s an Aston Martin DBS V8 or a Porsche 912. The point of each of these episodes isn’t so much about the cars itself, but the stories behind these cars, as told by their owners. The most recent episode follows that template and features Jason Humble and his 1971 Mazda RX-2.

For those who don’t remember, the Mazda RX-2, otherwise known as the Mazda 626, was first built in 1970 and lasted six generations until 2002. It was eventually replaced by the model we now refer to as the Mazda 6. Ok, enough history lessons because this particular episode of Petrolicious isn’t a history lesson of the car, but rather touches on the relationship between Humble and his beloved RX-2. Unlike most stories about car owners and their favorite cars, Humble’s story with the RX-2 began after he bought the car as a bare shell and worked on restoring it back to its old, pristine glory. It took him three years to do it, but once the Herschel Orange paint dried on the RX-2’s body, Humble used it to compete in vintage racing in 2005 against the likes of the Ford Mustang and the Chevrolet Camaros.

Racing roots aside, Humbles devotion to his RX-2 is the other fascinating part about this episode. According to the man himself, cleaning his RX-2 has become a daily routine for him, not because of vanity reasons but because he just wants his car to look as spic and span all day, every day.

Do check out this episode and after watching it, ask yourself this question: am I as devoted to my car as Jason Humble is to his Mazda RX-2? After a little while, you’ll be surprised at your answer.


PostHeaderIcon Mazda To Unveil A New Sport Car Concept In Tokyo, Could It Be The RX-7?

Having just unveiled the Koeru concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, Mazda has announced yet another premier for the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in October. This time around though, the Japanese will launch a concept car that previews a future sports car.

“Mazda’s latest creation clearly embodies the carmaker’s lineage. Designers strove to condense the company’s sports car history to as great a degree as possible into this concept,” is all Mazda had to say about the new concept, while releasing a shadowy teaser of a slick coupe.

Though I can’t see any details below the waist, the concept is obviously a full-fledged grand tourer employing a long engine hood, a sloping roof, and a short rear deck. The vehicle also features a pair of taillights placed high into the rear fascia, a detail that seems borrowed from the RX-7. Down below, a pair of big, round exhaust tips are visible, suggesting the grand tourer will pack a powerful engine.

Even though there’s no official confirmation as of yet, it seems as if Mazda is finally working on a closed-top sports car to fill the gap the brand has in its lineup since it discontinued the RX-8 in 2012. But will this new vehicle be a spiritual successor to the RX-8 or another sports car from Mazda’s past?

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1949 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1949 CHEVROLET PICK UP VORTEC FUEL INJECTED MOTOR COLORADO FRAME NO RESERVE
$7,100.00 (21 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 15:49:08 PST
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1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 350 4-speed Convertible
$9,100.00 (39 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 18:14:51 PST
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1955 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1955 chevy 5 window rat rod
$7,300.00 (6 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Dec-9-2018 13:50:31 PST
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1935 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1935 chevy truck
$6,700.00 (21 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 19:24:06 PST
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1969 Chevrolet Camaro Series 3 1969 RCR Series 3 Camaro, #4 of 6 Built, 427 Aluminum SB 580 HP, DrivingVIDEO
$200,000.00
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 12:40:46 PST
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1948 Chevrolet Other Pickups 3100 1948 chevy pickup rat rod 1947 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 gmc 3100 3600 3800
$5,000.00 (33 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Dec-9-2018 18:34:17 PST
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1984 Chevrolet Other Pickups ilverado 1984 Dually k30 4x4 454
$2,325.00 (21 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 8:30:34 PST
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1949 Chevrolet Other Pickups deluxe 1949 chevy 5 window shortbed 3100 ie 1955 nomad belair ratrod 1950 gmc 1972 1957
$9,109.00 (33 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 19:45:00 PST
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1970 Ford Mustang Convertible 1970 ford mustang convertible
$15,300.00 (16 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 12:47:02 PST
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1967 Ford Mustang Coupe GT 1967 Mustang with 5.0 Fuel Injected Engine
$8,500.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Dec-19-2018 4:15:30 PST
Buy It Now for only: $11,050.00
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1966 Ford Mustang Coupe 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe
$4,050.00 (6 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-17-2018 15:30:00 PST
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1972 Chevrolet C10 1972 Chevy C10 Cheynne Z84 350 Factory AC Power Steering Power Disc Brake
$10,100.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 13:54:50 PST
Buy It Now for only: $35,995.00
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1964 Ford Mustang Convertible 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible
$10,300.00 (24 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-10-2018 13:00:00 PST
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1972 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1972 Chevrolet C/50 ( 1 owner 15,800 original miles )
$8,500.00
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 11:21:16 PST
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1953 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1953 chevy truck
$2,200.00 (18 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 19:53:39 PST
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1955 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1955 chevrolet cameo truck
$28,000.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 13:29:56 PST
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1986 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1986 CHEVY K10 SILVERADO SINGLE CAB 6.2L DIESEL 4X4 4-SPEED MANUAL 60,982 MILES!
$9,999.00
End Date: Thursday Dec-20-2018 17:25:29 PST
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1959 Chevrolet Other Pickups chrome 1959 chevrolet apache fleetside pickup with BBW factory V/8 easy project truck
$5,900.00
End Date: Sunday Dec-9-2018 18:51:10 PST
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1969 Chevrolet C-10 Custom 1969 Chevrolet Suburban C20- LS Swap
$9,999.00
End Date: Monday Dec-10-2018 18:07:03 PST
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2016 Chevrolet Corvette 2LT Texas Direct Auto 2016 2LT Used 6.2L V8 16V Automatic RWD Coupe Bose Premium
$8,100.00 (26 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 10:03:37 PST
Buy It Now for only: $43,980.00
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1954 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1954 Willys pickup
$1,500.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Friday Dec-14-2018 8:12:47 PST
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2014 Ford F-150 FX4 Texas Direct Auto 2014 FX4 Used Turbo 3.5L V6 24V Automatic 4WD Pickup Truck
$15,100.00 (23 Bids)
End Date: Monday Dec-10-2018 10:21:34 PST
Buy It Now for only: $30,380.00
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2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium Texas Direct Auto 2015 GT Premium Used 5L V8 32V Automatic RWD Convertible
$1.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Dec-16-2018 10:17:04 PST
Buy It Now for only: $29,730.00
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1966 Ford Mustang 2+2 1966 ford mustang 2+2 raven black 4 speed c code
$23,700.00 (10 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Dec-13-2018 16:01:44 PST
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1968 Chevrolet Camaro base 1968 camaro, 454,4 speed, 12 bolt posi, car has been sitting for 33 years
$6,100.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Dec-11-2018 7:49:06 PST
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1972 Chevrolet C-10 Custom built '72 Chevy. Air bags, shaved, House of Kolor pearl orange!
$5,100.00 (29 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Dec-15-2018 14:49:27 PST
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