Were you excited when Mazda unveiled the RX-Vision concept, announcing its revival of the rotary sports car? Good. Unfortunately, the production version is not expected to arrive until the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, to mark 50 years since Mazda launched its first rotary-powered sports car, the Cosmo. In the meantime, Theophilus Chin has imagined what the RX-Vision will look like as a finished product.

In his renders, the “RX-7 revival” retains the long swooping body first seen on the concept. From there, Theo incorporates elements of the current Mazda line-up into the car beginning with the front. As you can see, the semi-covered headlights are now revealed in full with what appears to be LED projectors inside with an integrated LED positioning/daytime light.

The frame surrounding the front grille has also been changed from black to a silver chrome colour, while the front intakes appear to be enlarged just a tad bit. Continuing down the sides of the car, the obvious change here is the addition of proper side mirrors (in red) and more than that, body coloured door handles . The side gills now follow the front grille frame as well, finished in silver chrome. Elsewhere, the wheels appears to have been swapped out to those from the CX-5 SUV.


At the rear, the taillights lose its “spoiler-like” element that links them, providing a clearer look at the twin-circular lighting units instead. Moving downwards, the lower fascia gets reworked to feature two slim reflector/rear fog lamps at its edges, plus a spot for the number plate holder. There are now twin exhaust tips that occupy the centre, surrounded by a diffuser-like component with wire meshing.

What do you think of Theo’s imagining of the RX-Vision in its final production form? We have a live gallery below for you to compare the renders to. More importantly, what sort of changes would you want to see on the next-generation of Mazda’s rotary sports car? Let us know in the comments section below.

GALLERY: Mazda RX-Vision concept at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show