Mazda has really gone aggressive and futuristic with their car designs recently and the latest offering — the Mazda Taiki Concept — is perhaps the most outlandish to date. Set to make its official debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month, the Mazda Taiki follows in the short tradition started by the Nagare, Ryuga, and Hakaze concepts.
You’ll notice the same “flowing design theme” found in the previous three concepts, but the rear end on the Taiki looks more like a tidal wave than a gentle flow. From what we hear, the Taiki Concept will get powered by a front-mounted next-generation RENESIS rotary engine, sending the horses wholly to the rear wheels.
The design of the Taiki Concept “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.”