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Speculation: New Mazda Rx-9
Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 2:09pm

The good folks over at Fomoconews have some mad photochop skills. The image here by forum user "rhoadwh" represents the best of the Furai and Taiki.

Rhoadwh writes:
"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."

We hope that Mazda takes notice, and actually produces something like this sketch soon!

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