Hallelujah the rotary is back! Well, sort of. Unveiled at the Tokyo motor show, the RX-Vision represents a future that Mazda hopes to make into reality; a front-engine, rear-wheel drive sports car with Victoria Secret model proportions, and powered by the next generation SKYACTIV-R rotary engine. Did we mention rotary yet?
Sitting stupidly low, with a long nose like a Jaguar F-Type, it’s most likely to be similar in size to something like the Porsche Cayman. It will also likely have around 220kW coming from its new-generation rotary engine, and weigh around 1,300kg – that is, if it wants to hit 0-100km/h in under 5 seconds.
The interior can be best described as minimal retro, with its clean mix of red and black upholstery with a little carbon fiber added for contrast. So why the rotary and why now? Well it’s been 50 years since Mazda first introduced the first rotary engine, so this is Mazda’s party to themselves – and we’re pretty sure no-one will complain about the noise.
After years of rumors, half jobs, and broken dreams, a two-seat production model coupe is due to arrive in 2017, likely to be called the RX-7 If this is a sign of their future vision – we’re definitely going to need a prescription.