Mazda RX-Vision concept named Most Beautiful

The Mazda RX-Vision was named Most Beautiful Concept at the recent Festival Automobile International in Paris.

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The Mazda RX-Vision, a rotary-powered sports car concept captured the “Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year” award at the 31st Festival Automobile International in Paris.

Ikuo Maeda, the company’s international design chief, accepted the award Tuesday evening together with Kevin Rice, Mazda’s European design director, Julien Montousse, his counterpart at Mazda North America, and Mazda designer Norihito Iwao.

The RX-Vision was nominated this year alongside the Bentley Exp10 Speed 6, Peugeot Fractal, and Porsche Mission E. Mazda’s concept shared the podium with the latter.

Unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in November, the RX-Vision exemplifies Mazda’s challenger spirit.

The company’s latest concept car is a truly striking rendition of its KODO – Soul of Motion design philosophy.

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The smooth-flowing proportions scream performance while paying tribute to Mazda’s rich heritage of front engine, rear-wheel drive sports cars.

Indeed, the rotary powertrain’s compactness makes characteristics like the low bonnet possible.

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