Sports cars of 44th Tokyo Motor Show

2015 Tokyo Motor Show
Tokyo Motor Show 2015 featured 76 world premieres, several of which were both concept and production sports cars.

The Tokyo Motor Show wrapped up on the weekend, but memories of all the flashy and funky vehicles unveiled will live on. This year was the 44th edition of the biennial event, and the theme was titled “Your heart will race.” Manufacturers took this message to heart and showcased sports cars that will leave you drooling. 



You didn’t really think Mazda sent their rotary engine out to pasture with the discontinued RX-8, did you? The concept pictured above uses a SKYACTIV-R mill mounted in the front that drives the rear wheels. Styling, like the rest of the company’s portfolio, is modeled after the KODO Design Language. If you believe the rumours, The RX-VISION might be a future RX-7 in disguise.

Honda S660

Honda S660

Speaking of revivals, Honda is finally bringing a roadster back into the fold with the S660. Serving as an homage to another concept convertible from the 1960s dubbed the S360, the sporty mid-engine mini-car runs off a turbocharged three-cylinder with a displacement of 660 cubic centimetres, hence the name. Horsepower seems low at 64, but the S660 weighs just over 900 kilograms. That said, don’t expect to see any zooming down our shores in the near future.

2016 Porsche Carrera 4S

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Porsche chose the Tokyo Motor Show to debut the new 2016 911 Carrera 4S, which when you look at it, doesn’t appear much different than the outgoing one. Enthusiasts, however, know the company is famous for making minimal exterior style changes with each successive model, and that’s just fine because what’s important is underneath. For the first time, the Carrera 4S will be powered by a new twin-turbo engine that produces 20 more horsepower than before, bringing the total to 420.  

Posted by Benjamin Yong

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