Mazda RX-7 vs. RX-Vision Mashup Looks Rotary-Sexy, but It’s Wrong

Getting inside the mind of a car design team is not easy. And when those designers happen to come from Japan, which manages to puzzle us people from other parts of the world on a regular basis, such a journey is nearly impossible. However, there might be a solution.
Mazda RX-7 vs. RX-Vision Mashup 1 photo
Photo: importbible on Instagram
We are talking about the Mazda people who penned the RX-Vision concept, which stunned the world at its Tokyo Motor Show debut last week. And while we haven’t found a magic pill that would allow you to go all “Being John Malkovich” on these designers, we have something better for you - the rendering above.

The image brings an RX-Vision vs. RX-7 mashup, making the similarities between the two obvious. For one thing, the taillights of the two seem to be in perfect harmony and we can see the connection being made in the minds of the designers who signed the RX-Vision concept.

The mashup comes from a crew that goes by the name of importbible. These guys like to put such images on textile materials, so you might just be able to wear a t-shirt displaying this soon.

While we find the melange here damn rotary-sexy and we admit spending quite some time staring at it, we have to mention the idea of a modern-day RX-7 is not the best way for the RX-Vision to enter production.

Instead of giving us a two-seater sportscar, Mazda should build on the practicality aura of the RX-8. While we are not necessarily referring to the rear doors of the RX-8, a pair of actual rear seats in the back would make much more commercial sense than the RX-7’s layout.

If Mazda can at least pack a “+2” behind the front seats of the RX-Vision’s production version, while keeping the RX-7 styling nods, sales will be guaranteed.
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