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Mazda - RX-8 X-Men Concept

Original name: マツダ RX-8 X-Men コンセプト


Mazda Rotary Power Hits Hollywood, Forms Cars into Superheroes

- Tinsel Town Welcomes RX-8 in X-MEN Movie Sequel –

When X2, the eagerly anticipated sequel to the box-office smash X-MEN, hits movie theaters this spring, audiences will catch their first glimpse of the Mazda RX-8 'X-MEN Car.'

In true superhero fashion, the aggressively styled Mazda RX-8 'X-MEN Car,' based on the production model 2004 Mazda RX-8, possesses its own unique super power-in this case, the new generation rotary engine RENESIS. In addition, its dominant presence is accentuated by an impenetrable Mutant Blue exterior which includes an X-shaped grille, a fierce rear spoiler and an enlarged trademark "X" on the vehicle's nameplate.

On the inside, the Mazda RX-8 'X-MEN Car' is trimmed in imposing silver and black shades, including the door trim, seats and steering wheel. A communication device is prominently displayed on the upper center console.

X2 director Brian Singer worked closely with Mazda on the RX-8 'X-MEN Car' in a unique collaboration to bring the Mazda RX-8, the company's brand icon, to the big screen with a starring role in the film. Singer revised the movie's original script to accommodate the vehicle.

Mazda RX-8, developed with the concept of "four-door sports car with space for four adults," is powered by the new generation rotary engine RENESIS. The car embodies the following values:

Unique sports car styling.

Functionality for four adults.

Innovative driving quality that provides a superb combination of handling performance and comfort.

Mazda's unique craftsmanship incorporating the perspective of "Customer Delight."

High level safety and consideration for the environment.

Twentieth Century Fox's X2, directed by Bryan Singer (X-MEN, Apt Pupil, The Usual Suspects), features an all-star cast, including Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. With futuristic gadgetry and the latest in movie special effects, along with big-budget sets, amazing costumes, a cast of Hollywood notables, X2 is bound for box-office success.

SOURCE: Mazda

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