Reuben Zammit X3 Concept
The Reuben Zammit X3 is a concept car inspired by the RX-7. But compared to this, the X3 Concept’s back end was shortened from the bottom end and lengthened from the top. A reversing camera is incorporated replacing the back window.
The roof has been redesigned to suit the new lines. The doors are part of the roof since the idea is to have a gull wing style door that opens most of the sides to increase accessibility to the cockpit. The structure of these gull wing doors actually stiffens the chassis since they act as a roll cage. I wanted to keep the use of the original windscreen to keep the vehicle production cost low and still keep the car road legal. The solution was to tilt the screen backwards hence lowering the roof.
The length of the wheelbase is identical to the original RX-7, hence this allows the use or the original running gear such as the differential, torque tube etc. The width is increased by 110mm on each side at the back and 90mm on each side at the front.
The Interior of the X3 incorporates innovations such as a retractable steering that works with the door opening, thus allowing a more comfortable entrance for the driver.