Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mazda RX-9 Speculation

Rhoadwh, a Fomoconews forum member has posted his version of the new Mazda RX 9. The RX-9 is based on Mazda’s latest Taiki and Furai concepts.
The Taiki uses a front mid-ship design, which is what all RX-7’s have used in
the past and is why I chose this as my first starting point rather than the
mid-engined Furai.
Starting with the Taiki, I changed the controversial rear
quarter panel and boot to follow the rear quarter panel lines of the FD3S RX-7.
This created a large vent under the driver and passenger doors that could
function as cooling vents for the engine and transmission oil coolers. Then I
used design elements from the Furai to inject the racing heritage all RX-7’s are
known for. In the end, this created a vision of what the new RX-9 could look
like in 2012.

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