Continuing its tradition of the RX models, Japanese automaker Mazda has announced that it will showcase a new sports car concept model at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. To spur enthusiasm and excitement, the company has released one teaser image of a slippery-looking sport coupe.
But Mazda’s teaser image doesn’t reveal enough information about the it’s new concept car. No engine specs, no additional information, not even the name was released with the image. The teaser image was accompanied by a statement saying that the car, “clearly embodies the carmaker’s lineage.”
Details of the new sports car concept are scarce so far, but Mazda had dropped some big hints to create buzz. The sports car concept will reportedly be a rotary-powered black vehicle with a long hood, rear-slung cockpit, rounded fastback and muscular rear fenders, suggesting that the automaker will produce either a possible RX-8 successor or a range-topping RX-9. In addition to new car concept model, Mazda will also bring a 967 Cosmo sport 110S, the company’s first mass-production rotary-engined model, further hinting that the new concept car will use the same powertrain type. Mazda has made a significant investment on engine rotary development, and this new concept car could be the first fruit of their hard works and investment.
Mazda has already announced that it would not produce a rotary-engined model until it can meet the standards of conventional engines in terms of reliability and efficiency. The last time the world saw a rotary-engine in a Mazda unit was the RX-8, which the company has dropped from the lineup in 2012 due to strict emission standards.
In addition to a new sport concept car, Mazda is also working on the rumoured RX-7 successor ( which according to sources could go by the RX-9 moniker) to sit as the company’s new “halo” sports car in the next couple of years.
The Tokyo Motor show will run from October 30 to November 8, and Mazda’s new concept car will be officially revealed during the media preview day on October 28.