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Autoblog Tokyo Preview: New Mazda Coupe
Word from inside the pages of an unnamed Japanese auto mag is that this car will debut on the Mazda stand at this year's Tokyo Motor Show next month. The coupe is obviously inspired by the trio of concepts that Mazda debuted on the auto show circuit last year: the Nagare, Ryuga and Kabura concepts. While we don't know if these pics are official from Mazda or merely renderings produced by the magazine, we can tell you that at least the head on shot is a touched up version of a Kabura sketch. In fact, the entire car looks mostly like a production version of the Kabura Concept, though it features cues from all three concepts.

Though it's not known whether it would be front- or rear-wheel drive, the article is reported to mention that it would be powered by the next generation of Mazda's rotary engine, the RENESIS(2), which itself will incorporate the first increase in displacement of a Mazda rotary engine from its famous 1.3 liters since 1974.

Regardless of whether or not these are official pics, one thing's for sure is that they show a car we'd want to buy. Ever since seeing the Nagare, Ryuga and Senku concepts, we've wondered how those radical concepts might translate into a production car, and we might have our answer in a few weeks.

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/09/18/tokyo-preview-mazdas-concept-inspired-rotary-coupe/
 

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I remember when the Nagare first was shown, they said the fourth & last showcar would be production ready (or sumthin along those lines)
so THIS IS IT!



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looked at the other (mainly front) pix & it's not as hot as I thought from side. Just doesn't seem all that much 'Flow' to me, and I don't get what those fogs (similar to the new Mz6's) have to do with it either.
 

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Now wouldn't it be great to see a modified version of this for sale as the new Mercury Messenger, or Lincoln Mk3.
 
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