Mazda Taiki

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Mazda Taiki
Mazda TAIKI.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerMazda
Production2007
Body and chassis
ClassSupercar, Concept car
Body style2-door coupé
LayoutFR layout
DoorsButterfly
RelatedMazda Nagare
Mazda Ryuga
Mazda Hakaze
Mazda Furai
Powertrain
Engine1600cc Wankel engine

The Mazda Taiki is a one-off concept car produced by Mazda, and is the fourth car in Mazda's 'Nagare' design series. Mazda says the Taiki "reflects one possible direction for a future generation of Mazda sports cars aimed at helping to create a sustainable society".

The car[edit]

Drivetrain[edit]

The Taiki uses a front engine, rear-wheel drive layout and is powered by Mazda's next generation RENESIS rotary 16X engine, which is mated to a 7-speed, double-clutch gearbox. The 16X engine is said to replace the RX-8's 13B engine. The name Taiki means 'atmosphere' in Japanese.

Design[edit]

Exterior[edit]

The exterior design, created by Joseph Reeve under the direction of Atsuhiko Yamada, is inspired by flowing robes. The Taiki has butterfly doors and a very impressive drag coefficient of 0.25. Even the wheels and tires were designed with aerodynamics in mind.

Interior[edit]

The interior, designed by Troy Trinh, is influenced by 'koinobori' - Japanese carp streamers, and the black & white colour break is inspired by the symbol for Yin-Yang. The driver's side of the cabin is black, while the passenger side is white.

Mazda Taiki 2008 Sydney International Motorshow.JPG

External links[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.cardesignnews.com/site/home/design_reviews/display/store4/item93943/