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Mazda RX-Vision concept is a long-legged rotary dream

Mazda finally revisited a key part of its performance legacy, rotary engines. The RX-Vision sports car concept debuted at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Chris Paukert

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Mazda's 2015 RX-Vision Concept rekindled the promise of rotary power.

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The RX-Vision concept had classic sports car proportions: long hood, short cockpit.

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Note the RX-Vision's showcar-narrow greenhouse.

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The taillights on the RX-Vision subtly echo those of past Mazda RX models.

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This concept could've previewed a new RX-7 rotary sports car.

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The oversized wheels appeared to have either carbon fiber trim or construction.

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Mazda revisited its five-sided grille to good effect here.

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Unfortunately, we might have to keep dreaming for a reborn RX-7.

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