Thursday, October 25, 2007

Mazda Taiki Concept !

Mazda Motor Corporation will be premiering its Taiki concept car at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month.

The vehicle continues the evolution of the Nagare design theme, following in the footsteps of the Nagare, Ryuga and Hakaze concept vehicles, and reflects one possible direction for a future generation of Mazda sports cars aimed at helping create a sustainable society.

Taiki-ng it to the next step.It evolves the “flow” theme to establish a breathtaking presence that clearly distinguishes it as the next in the series, and which visually expresses the atmosphere – called taiki in Japanese – that wraps Earth.

The basic proportions begin with the stretched coupe form of a front-engine rear-wheel-drive layout, with short overhangs and the liberating feel of an all-glass canopy.
The challenge to create “a design that visually expresses the flow of air” was inspired by the image of a pair of Hagoromo – the flowing robes that enable a celestial maiden to fly in Japanese legend – floating down from the sky.

All that's missing are the wings.Meanwhile, the notion of creating an Air-tube became the concept word for the interior design. As such, from the dashboard and seats down to the door trim, the interior space creates the dynamic sensation that the flow of the wind is being visually depicted.

Technologies that will be seen in the Taiki include the next-generation RENESIS (rotary engine 16X), which sets new standards for environmental and driving performance, a front-engine rear-drive layout, a unique two-seat configuration, and Mazda’s rotary sports package.

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