The Mazda RX-VISION is a stunning looking sports car concept which
is the spiritual successor to the iconic and equally good-looking
Mazda RX-7. It's got all the right ingredients for it too. Rotary
engine mounted up front, rear-wheel drive, and a curvaceous, sleek
The Mazda RX-VISION's size makes it shorter, wider and lower than
the last Rotary powered model from Mazda, the RX-8. It sits on large
20-inch wheels wrapped in low profile rubber and stuffed under the
pumped-up wheel arches. Up front is the latest iteration of Mazda's
squashed hexagonal grille, flanked by slit-like LED headlights.
Complementing the simple yet stylish exterior design, the interior
of the RX-VISION concept is also simple and straightforward in design.
There is a set of analogue gauges set behind a rather conventional
looking three-spoke steering wheel. There is a manual transmission
with a simple brushed aluminium knob set into a wide center console
with just a hint of carbon fiber trim. All in all the pared-back interior
is a welcome break from the overly complicated interiors of most modern
concept cars. Which are usually fitted with multiple touchscreens,
digital displays, and more gadgets than any normal person should ever
Powering the Mazda RX-VISION concept is a next-generation SKYACTIV-R
rotary engine (there's no mention of displacement or power output)
mated to a manual transmission.
While Mazda haven't specifically said the RX-VISION is the new RX-7,
they have said it is a "vision of the future". Not exactly
a concrete guarantee of production. But then again, when the RX-Evolv
concept came out in 1999, nobody said for definite it was going to
turn into the production RX-8 shortly after.
|Engine / Drivetrain
||Rotary Engine, manual transmission