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Mazda Shinari Concept debuts new face of the brand in style!
Looking at the exterior, it's easy to tell that the Shinari shares little in common with Mazda's recent designs, although like almost every sedan built today, it has similarities to vehicles from other brands. It's almost as if the Aston Martin Rapide and a Mazda RX-8 cued up some Barry White, enjoyed a romantic evening and the Shinari came out nine months later. That's obviously a compliment, as the Rapide is a stunningly beautiful car and the RX-8 -- even this far into its lifecycle -- is still a looker. However, the Shinari has a much more complicated design, with more intersecting lines and a surface area that's constantly moving and changing depending on the lighting.
While the exterior is certainly a departure from previous designs, the interior is perhaps the most surprising aspect of the Shinari. Easily the most attractive and stylish interior we've seen in a Mazda (concept or not), it's swathed in authentic aluminum trim, leather-covered surfaces and double stitching at nearly every turn and twist. We're again drawn to the Aston Martin Rapide comparison, especially with the design of the deep rear bucket seats. The gauges, modeled after popular watch designs, up the class quotient and the massive glass roof helps make the interior feel open and airy.
But more than the tech and the attention to detail, it's the Shinari's overall cohesion that impresses the most. Unlike other pie-in-the-sky concepts, the Sinari is a smart, well executed styling exercise that should be a solid design platform for future models. The muscular lines should translate well into a production car, and customers will always appreciate a more sophisticated interior.
We sure like the sound of a Mazda RX-9!
Great News! The Mazda Takeri Concept will become the new Mazda6! What do you think?
The Mazda Takeri will become new Mazda6!
The Takeri concept car is the basis for next 6
Only minor changes expected!
The all-new Mazda 6, will be 'extremely close' to the Takeri concept car
shown at the Tokyo motor show.
Sources at the highest level have revealed that apart from some minor
details -- such as door handles and mirrors -- the new 6 will look almost
identical to the striking Takeri concept car. The new 6 will be the second
car to use the company's 'Kodo' design language, following the new CX-5
6 Peoples Reactions to the CRAZY 900hp 3Dx Evo
We had a blast giving people rides in the Evo, even had a guest driver when
we gave Miss Thai Thai a ride after her photo shoot! See what people
thought about the car, caught a lot of people off guard.
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► Mazda SHINARI Concept - teaser
Mazda North American Operations will debut the all-new version of its
popular, trend-setting, in-a-class-of-its-own, MAZDA5multi-activity vehicle
at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. Since it launched in2005, MAZDA5
redefined the definition of small family transport vehicles, by offering
seating for six in three easily configurable rows, as well as styling and
dynamics simply not found in any other vehicle in this segment.
Mazda Furai : Race Track
The Furai, which celebrates 40 years of Mazda's rotary engine and
international motorsports heritage is seen here in full intimate detail.
Furai is the latest in the Nagare design series from Mazda introduced at
the 2008 Detroit AutoShow (NAIAS). Based on a US Le Mans race series
Courage C65 chassis and featuring a 3 rotor rotary engine fueled by
ethanol. Hear the full sound these rotors make in this intimate video.
2015 Toyota Supra
Update June 2013:
The joint sports car project between Toyota and BMW is moving right along
with a concept model expected to be shown at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
According to sources close to the project, GT86 (Scion FR-S) chief engineer
Tetsuya Tada is also heading up the new jointly developed sports car
between the two automakers. Tada has already visited BMW multiple times in
the past year and even headed to Munich shortly after the 2013 Geneva Motor
It appears that BMW will be tasked with modifying the GT86 platform to
underpin the new sports car, stretching it so that it can enter the midsize
sports car market segment. There is, of course, a small chance that a BMW
platform will be used to underpin the project, but given the success of the
GT86 and Tada's involvement, that's unlikely.
As for engines, all signs point to a BMW-sourced, four-cylinder --
especially with the success of their recent turbocharged four cylinders. But it's not entirely
safe to assume that the powerplant will be turbocharged or even supercharged. The sports car
could very well be a hybrid, the same way recent supercars such as the
Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1 has opted to go.
The biggest news however is that this project won't be going the same route
as the GT86, where the FR-S and the BRZ share similar sheetmetal. Both
sports cars will look significantly different, making Supra enthusiasts
hope for a true successor to Toyota's sports car.