The rotary engine lives on in the new Mazda RX-Vision Concept
The rotary engine is not dead after Mazda arrived at this year's Tokyo Motor Show with the all-new RX-Vision Concept. Symbolizing the company's 'never-stop challenging' spirit, the RX-Vision Concept is Mazda's vision of a SkyActiv rotary-powered sports car imbued with their Kodo – Soul of Motion design language.
Featuring a radical-looking exterior design, the 2-door sports car concept has an aggressive front fascia, long sleek hood, distinct beltline that is accented by large alloy wheels and a rear end design reminiscent of the RX-7 FD.
Under the hood is the ever familiar rotary engine that now benefits from Mazda's SkyActiv direct injection technology. Called the SkyActiv-R, Mazda described it as their way of challenging the norm while at the same time, apply new tech and defying the odds. Output figures of the engine however were not revealed as Mazda is still working on the motor.
“I look forward to talking with you more about this vision we have revealed here today at the Mazda stand. 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,” said Masamichi Kogai, Mazda Representative Director, President and CEO.
Mazda is optimistic that they will be able to make the RX-Vision Concept in a real production car.