Mazda teases new concept sports car ahead of Tokyo debut

Mazda has released this picture of a new concept sports car ahead of its debut at next month’s Tokyo Motor Show – and hinted that it could be rotary-powered.

Details are sketchy but, in a statement, the carmaker said: “Despite its modern look, Mazda’s latest creation clearly embodies the carmaker’s lineage.”

Some are suggesting it could sit above the MX-5 in Mazda’s range as a replacement for the rotary-powered RX-8, which was axed in 2012.

The new sports car will appear alongside two racing-spec MX-5s on the Tokyo stand, as well as a 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport 110S – the company’s first rotary powered mass-production model.

The Mazda Koeru crossover SUV concept, which made its debut at the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, will also be on display.