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Old 07-31-2018, 12:22 PM
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The funny thing is that even a local Mazda dealer (and one of the better ones at that) wrote up their own news article around the Holiday Auto article.

The render is of the RX-Vision concept from 2015. https://www.mazda.co.uk/aboutmazda/c...ars/rx-vision/

You have a selection of 3D models you can buy on TurboSquid to write your very own article:
https://www.turbosquid.com/Search/3D-Models/rx-vision

It's almost like a press kit made by. .. people.. who aren't Mazda... :/

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Old 07-31-2018, 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by comebackqid View Post
Anyone else notice the wheels are 4 lug? what's up with that?
It is a Photo'chop, using ND Miata wheels as the reference.

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There's no statement in that article regarding the provenance of that render. I'd bet dollars to donuts that Motor1 just had somebody whip that up for them to generate click-bait.
This.

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Because it is just that easy to whip up a rendering of that complexity not to mention the somewhat stellar aesthetics .
It actually is pretty easy.
-Used press images of the RX-Vision as the base
-Changed the body color from red to white using masking
-Blended in current-generation Mazda door handles and mirrors
-Added MB-style mirror indicators as an additional embellishment
-Take RX-Vision light outline and mask in a production headlamp style, maybe add some embellishment to better follow body lines with the DRL.
-Lasso'd the wheel from ND Miata press photos (hence the Miata BBS wheels, Miata Brembo calibers, and 4-lug)

This is not a new technique, most major outlets have abandoned it as it takes away from their credibility. They will only use renders if it comes from the manufacturer, or if they get first-hand sight of the car (as Jalopnik did with the C7 Corvette). Motor1 isn't a part of the mainstream efforts at journalistic integrity and only care about the clicks -- thus the 'render'.

I know it can be done and isn't difficult because I did the same thing with the RX-Vision when it first was announced. I don't do digital art professionally, though I did work with a team that did and learned a few tricks, but it wasn't anything that a few YouTube videos couldn't get you up to speed on if you never saw it before.
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Old 07-31-2018, 02:41 PM
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Old 07-31-2018, 03:19 PM
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Obviously it is old news that Mazda or anyone in the auto industry will not produce a rotary/wankel powered vehicle. My question is what is the general consensus of the concept or looks of the proposed vehicle? Would you buy one if it was powered by a piston engine? I personally like the design and would consider it.
As much as I like the design, if it had a piston engine in it, i think I would rather buy the Supra over it assuming if Mazda ever releases it. They would probably cost around the same. Hypothetically of course
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Old 07-31-2018, 03:27 PM
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As much as I like the design, if it had a piston engine in it, i think I would rather buy the Supra over it assuming if Mazda ever releases it. They would probably cost around the same. Hypothetically of course
Then you may as well buy the Z5. Same engine, looks better, and will probably be offered in manual trans option.

Toyota made too many boring cars and forgot to include that. It's so bad that a bunch of people are partitioning for a manual trans Supra "successor."
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:35 PM
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Automatics will sadly be the only transmission offered in the near future. As much as I want to fight it, that is an absolute. Last I heard the Supra “fans” are upset with the car because it isn’t coming with 700whp from the factory.

Im looking forward to the next few years though. I think we might be on the cusp of another Japanese sports car renaissance
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:43 PM
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Well then I may as well buy an electric car.

Either I get to shift or ditch the transmission altogether.
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Old 08-01-2018, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by UnknownJinX View Post
Well then I may as well buy an electric car.

Either I get to shift or ditch the transmission altogether.
Just do an EV build for your 8 and put a dummy box under the stick and leave the clutch pedal. Sure it doesn't do anything but if you forget hard enough it'll feel like it's doing something. At least the transmission tunnel heating issue would be resolved at that point.
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