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Geneva Motor Show 2016: Mazda previews rotary-engined RX-Vision

Published 02 March 2016

Mazda has wowed Geneva with the RX-Vision. The two-door, two seater sports car previews the technology that will be used in the next-gen RX-8. Sadly there are no plans to launch the RX-Vision as a standalone model. 

Mazda calls it "a symbol of its rotary sports car legacy," in a shameless attempt to coerce automotive publications into claiming it a "precursor to the next RX-8" or similar.

The next RX-8, if there is one, will look nothing like this. Yet the RX-Vision is exactly the sort of fantasy that motor shows are for. It’s already won a 'most pretty concept car' award in France.

True to the remit, this two-seat coupé has a rotary engine, which if nothing else suggests that Mazda is set to press on woth the oil-guzzling technology in future. In size terms the RX-Vision is about the same as a Jaguar F-Type, though its far more dramatic proportions make it appear considerably longer and lower.

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