This RX Vision - 918 Mashup Is Proof Mazda and Porsche Should Build a Hypercar Together
Looks aside, care to think what might power this thing?by Tudor Rus, on
It’s easy to get yourself lost in the sea of digital renders popping up these days on the interwebs. With artists becoming more and more visible, we’re constantly bombarded with wannabe futuristic vehicles, modern twists brought to classic cars, or simply all-new concoctions that are never going to see daylight in real life.
So, is this a Porsche or a Mazda? A Porzda? A Mazche?
One might argue that Porsche and Mazda share some common values. For example, Porsche has always based its road cars on the gigantic motorsport experience gathered over decades and decades of success and, at times, failure. That’s the Porsche way, actually.
In similar fashion, Mazda also likes to do things its way, and the first argument that comes to mind here is the Japanese brand’s ‘audacity’ of not jumping the downsizing bandwagon a decade ago, staying true to larger-displacement engines. Consider that you were able to get the Mazda 6 in Europe, the land the went head over heels for downsizing, with a naturally-aspirated (!) 2.5-liter mill, so there’s that.
Besides, both Porsche and Mazda raced and won at Le Mans. So to some extent, a mashup between a Porsche 918 Spyder and Mazda’s RX Vision GT3 prototype makes sense. It also makes sense because it looks downright stunning. That said, we’ve got just one question: what would power the thing?
Yeah, yeah, we know, why talk about the engine of a hypercar that has zero chances of becoming reality, right?
Well, we’re interested in doing this exercise to see what you would shoehorn inside this go-fast monster: the 918 Spyder’s V-8-centered hybrid powertrain with 887 horsepower and 944 pound-feet of torque on tap or the RX Vision’s 2.6-liter, naturally-aspirated 4-rotor rotary engine with 570 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of twist?
We guess we’d go for the rotary mill, provided it allows for a lighter build overall. What’s your poison, then?