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Mazda RX-9, Nissan 390Z, J29 Supra Rumored To Debut At 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

Japanese sports cars. They’re fairly different from what Europe and America have to offer, but they’ve managed to gather a substantial following all across the world. And with the 2020s closing in, enthusiasts expect the Japanese to debut an all-new breed of sports cars. According to Auto Bild, the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show is where we’ll meet three of those fine-handling warriors.
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First and foremost, the 2018 Toyota Supra is expected to make an appearance at the most important Japanese auto show of them all. Codenamed J29, the all-new Supra could very well show up in near-production form this coming October, chiefly because BMW paved the way to the G29 Z4 with the Roadster Concept at Pebble Beach. Don’t expect the J29 Supra to get a stick shift, though, but come with the ZF 8HP automatic.

Up next, the Auto Bild report suggests Nissan is developing a successor to the 370Z. From previous reports, Nissan let it slip that the 390Z isn’t exactly a priority for the company’s higher-ups. Also, bear in mind the carparazzzi haven’t caught any Nissan mule or prototype resembling the 370Z.

With all due respect to the Z car faithful, it appears we’ll have to wait a little bit more before Nissan presents a concept that’ll preview the automaker’s next-generation sports car. The waiting game shouldn’t be too hard for us, especially because the 370Z is old, having made its debut 9 years ago.

And finally, the German publication believes the Mazda stand will shine bright thanks to a “series-based study of a new Wankel sports car.” What Auto Bild refers to is the long-awaited, SkyActiv-R-powered RX-9 rotary sports car.

Chief executive officer Masamichi Kogai shot down the possibility of the RX-9 making it into production in the foreseeable future, claiming that the engineers need to make sure the rotary engine meets missions regulations. Be that as it may, this Mazda fan wouldn’t say no to a version 2.0 of the RX-Vision Concept, the original being presented two years ago in Tokyo.

 
 
 
 
 

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