The New Aerodynamic Mazda Taiki Concept
The automobile industry is evolving rapidly; futuristic ideas are emerging and leading to a more dramatic change in cars’ performance and appearance. The Mazda Taiki, which is the fourth concept car in the Nagare design series, has a very smooth form that flows to give the car a futuristic appearance.
The design displays such an undeniable character which is created around the idea of the Taiki; the Japanese meaning of ‘atmosphere’. This aerodynamic form is formulated by the little details such as the flow of the interior elements and the exterior shell. The entire form mimics a glass canopy that embraces the car’s various elements. The concept of the Mazda Taiki was also inspired by the image of the celestial maiden’s robes in the Japanese legend.
Those robes, also called the Hagoromo, allow the celestial maiden to fly; thereby, by incorporating this concept the design became a more visual expression of the smooth flow of air. This new Mazda innovation is designed to represent the new generation of the Mazda sports cars. The Taiki is to be powered by a new version of the Renesis rotary engine. Designers of the car have considered many environmental factors throughout the design process; they are aiming for an innovative design that would help create a more sustainable society.