(from Mazda Press
Release) The pursuit of dreams and confident
self-expression are becoming more widespread among mature drivers.
Mazda SENKU, 'a four-seater rotary sports car for adults', offers a
radical new departure in satisfying these desires. Its overarching
design concept is "sharpness and mellowness," and these
contradictory factors are cleverly integrated to create a next
generation design standard. The features include an ultra long
wheelbase, minimal overhangs, a unique "floating" appearance
supported by large tires, a smoothly dignified shape devoid of all
ornamentation, and large "flying wing" electric powered sliding
doors. These elements come together in a revolutionary coupe form
that is both dynamic and supremely elegant. In the cabin, personal
space was designed to give priority to the people seated in the
front seats, and interior trim was executed in supple, high quality
Located between the front and rear axles is the next generation 13B
DI direct injection gasoline rotary engine with a hybrid unit.
This direct injection RE hybrid achieves high power output and lower
fuel consumption along with the ideal 50:50 front/rear weight
distribution and a low center of gravity, characteristic of Mazda
sports cars, providing fun and dynamic driving.
The name "Senku" is a Japanese term meaning "pioneer", depicting
Mazda's spirit of pursuing unique and exciting ventures - such as
the rotary engine.