Over the years, there have been many rumors about the Mazda RX-8 that appeared and spread in cyberspace. It all started in 2015 when the Japanese company introduced the RX-Vision concept, which gave many people the idea about a new successor for the dead model. It’s quite surprising that the concept is still considered a hot thing today among motorheads.
What we’re talking about here, however, is not about that cool concept or the successor of the RX-8. Yes, it’s about RX-8, but in a completely different dimension, maybe that’s how we should describe it. This car, called the RX-Stance, was created by students from Nihon Automobile College (NATS), a Japanese automotive college, and it combines various design elements that may be too unique for most eyes to accept.
The RX-8-based RX-Stance made its debut at the 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon and since then it has somehow become an interesting thing in Japan and even outside the country for some of those who have seen it. The car comes with a really weird shape. It does have some cool design elements, but it seems like they don’t make a cool combination together, or maybe they shouldn’t have been there from the start because the RX-8 was never meant to look like this.
The car dons a full widebody kit, which was probably made by tuners. And those big wheels are the most unbearable part of it, we think, as they make the vehicle completely out of style. Unless you have a really distinctive taste, we’re sure you won’t really like that configuration. At the rear, the RX-Stance features tiny quad taillights and a rounded bumper, reminding us of the new Mazda3, which is currently the only production Mazda to draw inspiration from the RX-Vision.