Mazda’s highly anticipated sports car concept has been unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, confirming that the Japanese automaker is set to not only revive the RX nameplate, but also bring a mass-produced rotary engine to the market. Dubbed RX-VISION concept, the sleek looking sports car previews the fourth-generation RX-7 and the brand’s next-generation rotary engine.
Though Mazda’s press release for the RX-VISION concept was rather brief, our friends over at Top Gear managed to obtain more details from Kiyoshi Fujiwara — the company’s head of R&D — who confirmed that the production car will indeed wear the RX-7 badge.
“Will it be called RX-9? Well, all previous RX-7s have been two or 2+2 seaters and the RX-8 was a four-seater, so what would that make RX-9? A six-seater? This concept is a two-seater so you can imagine which number fits best,” he said.
Fujiwara also divulged precious information about the next-generation SkyActiv-R rotary engine, the car’s curb weight, and the segment the production model will compete in, but you’ll have to keep reading to find out more about that.
Continue reading to learn more about the Mazda RX-VISION Concept.