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    Speculation: New Mazda Rx-9
    This is my version of the new RX-9. In my opinion, the RX-8 and Kabura forms are based off older design studies that would not be used as the new starting point for the RX-9. Mazda has since then moved on to the “flow” design theme.

    With this in mind, I set out to create an overall theme based off of 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.

    This design I think will draw in critics who either love it or hate it, which is right where the new RX-9 should be.
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    Re: Speculation: New Mazda Rx-9

    Man, that is a stunning car. I hope the next Mazda RX-9 looks like it. The only problem I have with it is how the lower front bumper hugs the ground with its pointed middle part.
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    I gave the guys over at Autoblog a tip on this car and they posted it.

    Hopefully Mazda builds it
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    Thank you so much for that. I hope they build it too!

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    Re: Speculation: New Mazda Rx-9

    Intriguing rendering, Rhoadwh.

    Are you a designer or design student?

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    2b2,

    I'm an Industrial Designer in the New England area. I've been out of school for 4 years now.

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    Re: Speculation: New Mazda Rx-9

    Mbukukanyau,

    Please feel free to shoot my rendering to any forums you would like. I would be forever greatful.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Speculation: New Mazda Rx-9

    Quote Originally Posted by rhoadwh View Post
    Mbukukanyau,

    Please feel free to shoot my rendering to any forums you would like. I would be forever greatful.

    Thanks.
    Thank you. I will post it over at GMi, which is another Forum I like alot
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