Number 1: Mazda RX-Vision concept
Mazda certainly knows how to make a statement. Rumours had been rife that the brand, which made rotary engines famous by winning at Le Mans with the 787B, had kept working on the technology, even after the RX-8 was scrapped in 2012. When the covers came off the RX-Vision though, more than a few jaws hit the floor, and the CEO had tears in his eyes. This is a stunning two-seater sports car, with similar proportions to the Jaguar F-type coupe, but it’ll be powered by a brand new rotary engine, called SkyActiv-R. Mazda claims it has solved issues with low torque, poor reliability and high fuel consumption – so it could be that this new sports car will be turbocharged. It could be slated for production as early as 2017 – and Mazda says it is targeting the Porsche Cayman, both in terms of price, and raw performance. Sadly, no specifics on power or pace were given, but the concept stole a lot of hearts at the show, and we hope the production car will do the same – it’s likely to be badged as RX-7.