It is the Mazda Taiki: a small, two-seater concept revealed way back in 2007, at which point we all thought it would be the next RX-8. History of course, proves otherwise. Sadly. It also promised the next generation of Mazda’s famous rotary engine and for that reason alone made us rather excitable. That rotary was slotted up front - enlarged from 1.3-litres to 1.6-litres for this application - driving the rear wheels. Cool ingredients? Check. That new RENESIS rotary engine was an innovation for environmental and driving performance, and in fact, at the time Mazda was also experimenting with a dual-fuel hydrogen hybrid engine.