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Mazda Sports Car Concept Teased Ahead of Tokyo Looks Like the Cosmo Reborn

Mazda has just teased an upcoming concept car with a single black and white photo showing reflections of a silhouette. Set to debut at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, this coupe could be just what we need to fall in love with Japanese two-door performance cars once again.
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When even they mention all-time favorites like the RX-7, RX-8 and Cosmo, it's way to easy to be excited about what's hiding under the cloak of secrecy.

Even before Mazda showed us the picture, we were led to believe that a concept sports coupe was going to be fitted with a Wankel engine and shown at the Tokyo Motor Show. It's too early to tell if that's true, but we can only hope.

As far as styling is concerned, the concept looks sleeker than any modern car, like a Jaguar E-Type of sorts. We can easily make out four taillights and a soft curve for the rear section of glass, so a retro look is highly plausible.

"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," says Mazda.

What are the chances of this concept entering production? Quite good. The Cosmo Sport (110 in America) was launched in 1967, which means its anniversary is only two years away. In that time, Mazda could stretch the lightweight Miata platform and make the sports car everyone has been dreaming of since they canned the RX-8.

Other, admittedly less exciting, cars will also be shown in Tokyo. They include several versions of the MX-5, including the MX-5 CUP race car, or the Koeru SUV concept we saw in Frankfurt a couple of weeks ago. It could preview the design of an upcoming Sports Activity Coupe, so Mazda is going to be a very busy company in the next few years.

 
 
 
 
 

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