The Japanese company has filed some patents relating to a brand new sports car with a sophisticated spaceframe type chassis and ready to host the new 6-cylinder in-line engine
Japanese carmakers have a very particular approach to supercars. One of these is the Mazda which with the 2015 RX-Vision concept amazed everyone by presenting a car with fluid and futuristic lines, showing the genesis of a new stylistic course. A few years after that prototype, sketches relating to some patents filed by Mazda in Japan that refer to a new reference car for the Hiroshima brand have leaked. Looking at the drawings you can see some details that show the aluminum spaceframe structure of the chassis. Even if the elements to evaluate are few, these images seem to refer to that famous RX-Vision concept. Patent filings, discovered by Taku2-4855, also show other prototype-like elements, such as the rear half of the car and the C-pillar.
True six-cylinder coupe
Most of the illustrations explain the spaceframe type frame structure and support structures, which are also useful for minimizing vibrations. Other images clearly refer to a rear-wheel drive layout with a 48-volt system and a rear transaxle.The unibody appears to be supported by a Y-shaped center frame, with the Y (reinforced) trunk forming the central tunnel. while the Y-arms extend to the A-pillars, forming what appears to be a rather rigid frame. The engine nestles between the arms of the Y and it is evident that the car is ready to host the new six-cylinder in-line on which Mazda has been working since 2019. For the Hiroshima house, the new engine, also intended to host a mild hybrid system , represents all the will to compete in terms of performance with the German manufacturers, challenging them precisely in the most classic engine architecture for Germany. But going even further with the innovative Skyactiv-X petrol technology. The classic spark plug ignites all the mixture in the cylinder only at high revs, while for most of the time it produces a controlled spark that literally detonates a small bubble of fuel around it, causing a shock wave that instantly increases the pressure. on the rest of the contents of the cylinder. At that point, even an incredibly richer mixture of air than petrol manages to ignite by itself, exclusively due to the pressure, essentially in a similar way to what happens in diesel engines, which for this reason are more limited in consumption. .
The car also seems to employ a double wishbone suspension, both at the front and at the rear. Mazda has confirmed that it is working on a rear-wheel drive platform that will be used on a sports sedan and large crossover, powered by a six-cylinder engine. A sports coupe would seem a natural extension to make the most of this type of chassis.
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