As has now become common practice amongst automakers looking to generate interest in a forthcoming debut, Mazda has released a teaser image of a new ‘sports car concept’ it will reveal at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. But what is it exactly?
The image (below) was only accompanied by a brief text from Mazda: “The design of the sports car concept to be unveiled in Tokyo is modern but maintains a sense of lineage and authenticity, appearing almost to condense Mazda’s entire history of sports car development into a single model.”
As the 1967 Cosmo Sport will also be shown on Mazda’s stand in Tokyo, it makes sense to assume that the company will reveal a new rotary-engined successor to the discontinued RX-8, the last of which rolled off the assembly line in 2012.
Judging from the fender line of the car in the darkened image, that seems the most logical conclusion to draw.
I could, of course, be wrong about the new ‘sports coupe concept’. It might be the new ‘RX-9’ everyone thinks it will be. But it might also be something completely different and unexpected. It might be a modern interpretation of the Cosmo based on the new platform.
We’ll find out soon enough.
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